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ADVENTURE RETREATS

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

– MOTHER THERESA

Spread some sunshine wherever you go.

That’s my philosophy. It’s easy…

It’s about greater awareness.
It’s about creating a kinder, more compassionate way of living.
It’s about recognizing when help could be useful & game-changing.
It’s about using our skill sets to aid others.
It’s about fundraising and creating a sense of community.
It’s about providing solutions where there is need.
It’s simply about being a nicer human being.

NEPAL / EDUCATION

KAULE VILLAGE SCHOOL

I get inspired when I recognize need in all the places I travel to around the world. In Nepal, for the past two years, in association with Crystal of Enlightened Globetrekker Adventures, Project Solshine has supported a school in a remote mountain village called in Kaule, which was destroyed in 2015 by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The town is still recovering from the damage and many residents were forced to relocate to Kathmandu for work. For those remaining, the village school is an integral part of the community. Currently, there are over 80 children enrolled, aged 4- 11, with only 3 teachers supplied by the government.  Our funds have enabled the school to secure the salaries for 2 additional teachers, as well as provided closed-toe winter shoes & a warm coat for each child.

NEPAL / EDUCATION

YAK & YETI FUND

On a trekking trip to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal in October of 2019, we had an incredible experience with our guide Arjun & our porters, Gorkana, Akash and Ram, some of the most beautiful human beings we have ever met. They kept us safe, took care of us, laughed with us, danced with us, cried with us and became like family by the end of our 14 day journey.  After the trek, we shared meals with them and their families, and we got to find out a lot about their lives.

Wages for a porter or guide average $50- $100 per month and many work without any kind of insurance. That’s why we were inspired to launch the YAK & YETI fund for our boys and their future.

Before we left Nepal, we kitted them with new trekking gear including climbing boots, pants, warm jackets and gloves.
Our next goal is to pay for their Education, which will help them get a good job so they can help their families. Akash and Ram wish to attend the University of Kathmandu and study for a BA in accounting, and Arjun would like to study for his Master’s degree. Gorkana has three young children so we want to help them attend primary school.

The guys touched our lives and gave us life lessons in Humility, Gratitude, and Kindness. We are forever grateful for their help in achieving our dream, so we simply want to see them achieve theirs.

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NEPAL / HUMAN TRAFFICKING

SOL SISTERS

Human trafficking and slavery has been an issue that has bothered me ever since I read the book “SLAVE” by Mende Nazer.  While in Nepal I read a book called “SOLD”, by Patricia McCormick, about a young girl, in NEPAL who was sold to an Indian Brothel aged 12. McCormick had based all her research on the true stories of the women and children she interviewed at Shakti Samuha, a women’s shelter in Kathmandu, run entirely by survivors of human trafficking.

I was inspired to reach out and visit the organization to learn more about how I could possibly help the women and children there, with the intention of setting up a training program to teach them how to make jewelry. This would provide them with an income, which will lead to greater independence.

After visiting the Headquarters in November 2019 we met with founder, Charimaya Tamang and established a plan of action that will be implemented in early 2020.  We also wish to connect the women in Nepal with a local South Florida shelter, to create a sisterhood and begin a similar program as this is a problem happening right here on our doorstep.

WORLDWIDE / HELPING THOSE WHO LOVE ANIMALS

SOL MATES

Human trafficking and slavery has been an issue that has bothered me ever since I read the book “SLAVE” by Mende Nazer.  While in Nepal I read a book called “SOLD”, by Patricia McCormick, about a young girl, in NEPAL who was sold to an Indian Brothel aged 12. McCormick had based all her research on the true stories of the women and children she interviewed at Shakti Samuha, a women’s shelter in Kathmandu, run entirely by survivors of human trafficking.

I was inspired to reach out and visit the organization to learn more about how I could possibly help the women and children there, with the intention of setting up a training program to teach them how to make jewelry. This would provide them with an income, which will lead to greater independence.

After visiting the Headquarters in November 2019 we met with founder, Charimaya Tamang and established a plan of action that will be implemented in early 2020.  We also wish to connect the women in Nepal with a local South Florida shelter, to create a sisterhood and begin a similar program as this is a problem happening right here on our doorstep.

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