Who we are
Over the past 15 years, some of our SherpaCares accomplishments have included:
- a reforestation campaign of 16,000 trees
- support for an orphanage
- support for Diabetes care
- alternative work for disabled high-altitude porters
- a village sanitation system
- a metal suspension bridge that allows children access to their local school
How did SherpaCares start?
When San Diego native Mike Salomon had a near-fatal incident while climbing near Mt. Everest, he made many life-long connections with the families of mountain guides from the village of Syangma who participated in his rescue. He returned home to organize Sherpa Performance Guides, an executive performance company offering a unique combination of mindware and software that helps businesses overcome the avalanche of information they deal with, and stay on top of the meetings, projects, and initiatives. Mike donates five percent of his company’s profits to the people of Syangma. His continued efforts eventually led to the establishment of SherpaCares, a not-for-profit endeavor.
SherpaCares relies on the time and talents of volunteers. Here are some of the people we wish to thank.
Why give to Nepal?
A donation goes a very long way in Nepal, the fifth poorest country in the world (2009). For less then $4,000, one sponsor planted a forest of 16,000 trees. For $1,200 per month one sponsor takes cares of housing, food, education and health-care for over 60 AIDS-affected children. For $13,000, sponsors built a 300-foot-long metal-suspension bridge to enable the children of the village of Syangma to walk to school.
Is SherpaCares just for the Sherpa people of Nepal?
We work where urgent needs exist, be it the Sherpa homeland in the Solukhumbu region near Mt. Everest, in Kathmandu, or in other areas of Nepal.
Our fiscal sponsor
SherpaCares is fiscally sponsored by these two organizations:
A – MRDS (Millennium Relief and Development Services), a 501(c)(3) non-profit
B – Cloud Forest Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
All contributions to SherpaCares are 100% tax exempt.
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Our current focus
Save the Kiju sisters