This project was carried out in the Nepalese village of Pamboche, situated at an altitude of 4,000 metres in an extremely poor area where people live under dreadful conditions, receiving very little aid from the government of Nepal or from international organizations.
The village’s only source of income is tourism, which is hardly to be relied on since it constantly fluctuates as a result of the frequent political problems in the country. The inhabitants of Pamboche are mainly farmers who subsist as best they can under thoroughly adverse conditions.
This is the first project that we carried out, in 2006, in collaboration with the Italian climber Seppi Enzio. The goal of the project was to provide comprehensive care for the children of Pamboche, improving and conditioning the town’s school facilities, starting up a sponsoring programme for children so they could attend school, and funding the provision of two teachers.
Mountaineers for Himalayas Foundation cooperated on the improvement and conditioning of the school facilities with a grant of 5,000€.