I want to take a few minutes to highlight another nonprofit doing wonderful things in Nepal. I haven’t actually made contact with the founders, but we have several mutual friends and I hear nothing but good things.
At Higher Ground, our mission is to restore the lives of individuals at risk of exploitation, human trafficking and social injustice through awareness, counseling and socio-economic empowerment.
Higher Ground has a cafe-bakery, craft workshop, and community development sector. They employ and train many people, mostly women, who are in vulnerable places.
Let me tell you two things I love about this organization.
- They empower people. They offer up skills and encourage dignity in the vulnerable individuals they employ. They are trained with practical skills they can use in the city or back in the mountain villages.
- They’re sustainable! I was planning on donating any Dressember money to Bimala and Higher Ground Nepal…but they’re self-sustainable between the cafe and jewelry businesses. How awesome is that!?
I’d encourage you to check out the site and see what Higher Ground Nepal is all about.