Statistics tell us that approximately one out of every five children born in the remote areas of the Himalayas will die before the age of one.
We won’t settle for that statistic. We are doing something about it.
LET THIS BE A CHRISTMAS WHERE THE ACT OF GIVING TRULY CHANGES LIVES.
You can help end the cycle of suffering this holiday season with your gift to support the Remote Areas of Nepal Children’s Hope (RANCH).
It’s simple. Just visit www.mountainchild.org/donate then look for and click on the holiday RANCH children tab mid-page to choose a gift(s) from MountainChild’s RANCH catalog and know that you’re helping us to raise these children to unlimited heights.
You are providing shelter, food, clothing, education, etc., so that we can in turn meet their most urgent need - a need for UNIMAGINABLE AMOUNTS OF HUMAN LOVE. Help us make boundless emotional investments directly into the heart of every MountainChild.
Share your love with the impoverished and defenseless this Christmas. Let your tax-deductible donation save the life of a child in the Himalayas.
We interviewed an Explore trip participant after he returned home from his last trip to Nepal. Doesn’t his description make you want to experience every part of it? It apparently made him want to go back, since he is once again in Nepal CARRYING HOPE to the children of the Himalayas. Read Landon Wilson’s reply below when asked to describe the mountain trek.
"The weather was perfect. Everything was full in bloom. While trekking through the mountains, we were astounded by how much color the flowers afforded. The terraced fields, the golden millet, and the pink flowering trees were unbelievable. No matter how many pictures we took, we still couldn’t capture the beauty of it all. The way the mountains stagger one in front of another and go on as far as the eye could see, there is no picture that could do it justice.
At night, there were endless stars against the new moon sky. Looking down from our viewpoint into the mountains below, the faint twinkling glow of fire-lit Nepali homes gave the illusion of the night sky flowing into the surreal breathtaking mountain landscapes.”
Someone must be an advocate for them. Remember the mountain child.
We currently have a team in from Colorado being led by our very own Director of Development Projects. They have been working at the training school to construct a biosand filtration system. This water project will be used to teach, provide, and equip remote villagers on how to procure clean water. The team has also been able to construct a large pre-sedimentation facility to purify the incredibly polluted water that is presently at the school. The facility will help protect the school’s current water system and produce cleaner water for the students.
This is a picture of Chimie from just a couple of weeks ago. Last year he lost his two siblings to a deadly cholera outbreak and then his mother committed suicide. We stepped in. It was great to hold him again and see him thriving in the mountains. We are believing for a great future for this little guy.
Do you guys remember this little guy? We introduced Chimie to you last year.
This is MountainChild’s new biosand filtration system, which could provide a great opportunity within the remote areas of Nepal. Based on research by others, if constructed correctly, properly operated, and in the appropriate conditions, the biosand filtration system removes 99% of pathogens (disease causing microorganisms) through mechanical trapping, predation, absorption, and natural death. It is constructed with materials that can be found or acquired locally in the remote areas. Finally, it is easy to maintain and is self-sustaining. All of this, of course, leads to clean water, sustainability, and empowerment. That is so very exciting!
This is a recent Explore team that was afforded the opportunity to provide some medical care on the trail while trekking to their next village. The man in the photo had fallen down some steep rocks and cut his head in multiple places. The team had medical experience and the items needed to administer first aid and close the wounds. They also gave him bandages and other medical supplies and taught him how to care for his injuries in order to prevent infection in the following weeks.
Villagers in these remote areas are without even the most basic medical care. It is our hope to provide each and every village with the care they deserve.