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The Everest Rescue team helps people in need. You can too.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, with most people living on less than $2 a day. In remote villages, the nearest school or clinic can be many days by foot, illiteracy is high, and young girls are in danger of being sold into slavery.

The American Himalayan Foundation helps people in the Himalaya who live on the margins—low-caste girls and women, Sherpas and Tibetans, persons with disabilities, the destitute elderly—and, with our local partners, we improve their lives.

Some of the work we do:

  • Keep girls who are at risk of being trafficked in school and out of brothels
  • Supply remote clinics and give poor, disabled kids life-changing surgery
  • Care for destitute elders and orphans, so they don’t have to go without food or shelter
  • Support for the families of Sherpas who lost their lives in the 2014 Everest avalanche
  • Fund teachers and supply the tools—books, uniforms, furniture—to keep children learning
  • Help Tibetans sustain their culture, both in exile and inside Tibet

Thanks to Discovery Channel for supporting the work of the American Himalayan Foundation. Everest Rescue premieres Sunday, Jan 8 at 10/9c.