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NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

NGO Update: Two Years after the Nepal Earthquake

April 25 marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Nepal earthquake, which left nearly 9,000 people dead and 22,000 people injured, and leveled countless homes and cultural and religious sites. I haven’t been to Nepal in more than 10 years, but it remains a very special 

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

The World Water Crisis: How Travelers Can Help

Today is World Water Day, which brings attention to the world water crisis. 2.1 billion people around the globe don’t have access to clean drinking water at home – of those, 263 million have to travel for more than 30 minutes to collect water. Anyone who 

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Humanity Unified International: Empowering Women and Communities

Maria Russo is the executive director of Humanity Unified International, a non-profit organization she co-founded with her husband, Anthony, in 2015 with the goal of lifting vulnerable populations out of poverty through education, food security programs and economic opportunities. She recently took time from her busy schedule – 

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

Beau Miller: How Aythos Responded to the Nepal Earthquake

This is my interview with Beau Miller, the executive director of Aythos, a non-profit organization he founded seven years ago to implement economic development projects in remote Himalayan villages in Nepal. 

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

How The Umbrella Foundation is Helping End “Voluntourism” in Nepal

In summer 2003, I volunteered in Nepal as an English teacher at an all-girls government school in Pokhara. Even though my experience was mostly positive, I’ve since questioned whether my decision to volunteer with children was a responsible one, as I’ve learned more about the 

Dispatch from Nepal: Interview with Beau Miller of Aythos

Dispatch from Nepal: Interview with Beau Miller of Aythos

I was fortunate to connect with Beau Miller, executive director of Aythos, the first relief organization to reach some of the devastated villages of the Sindhupalchok District.

How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

How to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

Based on my professional experience and personal connections, here are some recommendations for where to donate to help Nepal earthquake victims.