Changing the world, one village at a time.
The Mountain Fund was founded in 2005, with a goal to create healthy, vibrant mountain communities where people have access to healthcare, education and economic opportunity in an environment where human rights are valued and respected. These goals must be undertaken with community buy-in, and respect for, and preservation of underlying cultural practices and norms.
In mountain communities the suffering caused by poverty can be overwhelming. The needs far outstrip the local resources. Our approach is to discover those things that can be done today, with very little funding and by local protagonists dedicated to their own communities. The Mountain Fund works hand in hand with local community leaders to identify solvable problems in the community and take action to do those things that can be done now, and at a cost that is affordable.
2. Health Care