This fundraiser closed 11 months ago
Once again, I am hopping on a bike and pedaling across the Eastern Himalayas from Darjeeling, India to Kathmandu, Nepal in support of a charity I am involved with, Broadleaf Health and Education Alliance.
About the organization, Broadleaf is a startup non-profit currently active in 7 primary schools in the rural hill villages surrounding Darjeeling. In 2012 (our first year), we completed 18 infrastructure projects (toilets, running water, classrooms), taught 546 lessons on health and hygiene (nutrition lessons, germ theory, etc), and improved the well being of over 450 kids through health and vision screenings, deworming etc. Broadleaf is a nimble organization, we keep our overhead costs low and only hire local Indian staff.
While most of the money that got our organization off the ground was funded through the generous grants provided by Harvard University and the American Indian Foundation, this year our budget is running off of money raised largely through last year's bike ride- THANK YOU! It is with your continued generosity that we are able to continue to impact the lives of the children in the communities in which we work and hopefully (in the near future) scale and expand our programs to be able to effect as many kids as possible.
Thanks in advance and feel free to: