The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation Mission
With this Foundation, I aspire to improve the education and health of those in need in the rural village of Kharikhola, Nepal.
This is a non-profit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation's Mission is to take an immense step in making the lives of these indigenous people more successful so they can accomplish their lifelong dreams for the future.
The People of Kharikhola
The people in this region are mostly Sherpas who are highly regarded for their expertise in the mountains. They encounter many hardships every day living in the mountainous terrain with drastically low income.
They will do anything to provide for their family. They risk their lives, guiding climbers up and down the dangerous mountains and unfortunately, many depart this life doing so.
People in this area suffer daily trying to meet their needs and make living possible. Some are so dreadfully deprived that they live in shacks, barefoot with hardly any clothing, even during the glacial seasons.
I, myself, would know, having faced some of the same difficulties in the past.
Thank you for your help.
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa
Photos from Foundation proiects can be seen here.