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Active Hearts does community projects in Nepal. Our focus is on the children. We build libraries and provide financial and hands on support.

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Please visit our officall website at www.activeheartsfoundation.org

We are trekking guides from New Zealand and Nepal and lead expeditions through the Himalaya. The Nepalese are wonderfully humble and caring folk who constantly make our trekking tours magic by sharing their homes, culture and friendship. Active Hearts was formed to build our local guides and porters school libraries and assist with other small community projects. We were due to open our first library May 1st in the remote village of Satobate 100km north of Kathmandu however the village was destroyed by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal on April 25th and May 12th.

All funds and resources were initially channeled towards the villages immediate survival. The focus was on emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation and medical assistance. We became an international team of friends with the same purpose. On the ground as a front line aid and relief team uninhibited by red tape and politics.

We managed to accomplish some amazing things in the months following the quakes. Nothing would have been possible without the very generous people around the world who donated and fund raised for us.

We have now opened three libraries, in Satobate, Khule and Sidhing villages. We have provided medicines and supplies, distributed donated clothing, quilts, laptops, books, toys and messages of support. We led an international group of trekking friends through the remote lower Solu Khumbu regions.

Exciting times for all as the Hearts team of volunteers, our network of contacts and suppliers on the ground and the completed projects continues to grow. As it has been from day one, our focus is on the little ones. The children specifically through education and health projects.

Nothing is possible without our kind donors. Please consider donating to the Active Hearts family.

Peace and love my friends

Thank you and Namaste

Dk and the Active Hearts Himalaya team x

Active Hearts Foundation's involvement (page creator)

We are involved because we really care. Nepal is a huge part of our lives and our friends and co-workers in Nepal are our brothers and sisters, our family. We have the passion, the resources, and the on the ground partners and knowledge to make a real difference.

About us

The Active Hearts Foundation is a group of trekking guides from New Zealand and Nepal who lead expeditions through the Himalaya and want to give something back to the communities they live and work in. The Nepalese are wonderfully humble and caring folk who constantly make trekking tours magic by sharing their homes, culture and friendship. Active Hearts was formed to build our local guides and porters school libraries and assist with other small community projects. We were due to open our first library May 1st 2015 in the remote village of Satobate 100km north of Kathmandu. The village was destroyed by the devastating earthquakes in Nepal on April 25th and May 12th.

All funds and resources were channeled towards the village's immediate survival. The focus was on emergency shelter, food, water, sanitation and medical assistance.

We became an international team of friends with the same purpose. On the ground as a front line aid and relief team uninhibited by red tape and politics. Every cent donated into our charity goes directly to those in need. It is a very personal cause. It was our family and friends out there that needed our help.

We managed to accomplish some amazing things in the months following the quakes, including a new water pipeline in Gogane. Nothing would have been possible without the very generous people around the world who donated and fund raised for us.

Nepal continues to face problems and hardships most of us would have trouble imagining. Although no longer front page news the struggle for many continues. The 'unofficial' blockade on Nepal's southern boarders imposed by India has made life very tough day by day for millions of people. Far more than the earthquake ever did. Not only was fuel and cooking gas no longer entering the country but desperately needed food and most importantly medical supplies were halted also. Though the blockade has eased there is still worry and sometimes minimal imports across the border.

Now we are able to turn our attention once again to library projects. We opened our beautiful Satobate library in Nov 2015, provided medicines and supplies, distributed donated clothing, quilts, laptops, books, toys and messages of support. We led an international group of trekking friends through the remote lower Solu Khumbu regions to assist our friends in Gudel village. We then supplied much needed educational books and laptops to the Gudel village areas. We also sponsored much needed pre and post natal equipment in the Satobate health clinic. In April 2016 we have opened another library in Ainshelu, Kahule in Nukawot near the Annapurna region in Nepal. The highschool there had been destroyed by the earthquake. May 2017 we opened our Sidhing Library nestled beneath the mighty Annapurna ranges.

We continue to distribute donated items to those most in need. A mention and a big thank you must go to our wonderful team of knitters in Hauraki NZ and Fairbanks Alaska.

Exciting times for all as the Hearts team of volunteers and our network of contacts and suppliers on the ground continues to grow. 2018 brings many more projects to complete. As it has been from day one, our focus is on the little ones. The children specifically through education and health projects.

Nothing is possible without our kind donors. Please consider donating to the Active Hearts family.

Peace and love my friends

Thank you and Namaste

Dk and the Active Hearts Himalaya team x

Use of funds

Funds will be used for:

1) building and stocking more school libraries in remote villages in Nepal

2) delivering health services and supplies in remote villages mainly in the area of maternity and infant health

3) community and infrastructure projects such as shelter, safe irrigation for food, and clean water.

Every cent donated into our charity goes directly to those who need. It is a very personal cause.

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The Active Hearts team are getting involved!  12 July 2018

2018 is halfway through and things are ticking along nicely. Here the latest from the Hearts team.

Mel and Elder ran the 2018 Everest Marathon! What an accomplishment!

These two legends trained, fund-raised and ran on behalf of the Active Hearts Foundation May 29th 2018! The race is run from Everest base camp to Namche Bazaar, the Sherpa capital, on the 29th of May each year. This is the anniversary day of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norqay's first summit of Mt Everest in 1953. Out of 133 entrants Mel finished 46th in 8:22.07 (2nd from NZ) and Elder 34th in 7:34.29 (1st from Peru) respectfully. Congratulations you two and thank you for your hard work! In total they raised about $4500NZD!!

Our two Nepali brothers Arjun and Gokul Adhikari recently spent 4 weeks touring around New Zealand with Dan. Arjun and Gokul work tirelessly for Active Hearts in Nepal and it was a real privilege to have the guys here in NZ and thank them for their kind actions. We toured the South Island and saw many beautiful sights. Highlights were many. Some were blue cod fishing off Moeraki, dancing up a storm with the deep south Riverton crew and cooking the Active Adventures office staff a massive delicious traditional Dal Bhat feast in Queenstown. Spending time with all their New Zealand based friends was very special part of the trip.

Our latest Library!

We are excited to announce the next Active Hearts library project! It will be in beautiful Sarsyu village in the Himalayan foothills. We will build and furnish, stock with books (reading and curriculum related) and supply computers to enhance the students learning opportunities.

We are aiming to raise $6000 USD for the project.

We are planning on completing and opening this library on Friday Nov 2th 2018. You can donate here or head to our website.

To read more check out our website www.activeheartsfoundation.org and on our Facebook page Active Hearts Foundation.

The Hearts Team want to thank you for continuing to support us along this awesome journey.

Have yourself a smile on us! Namaste Arohanui

Dan x

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Latest donations

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 01 Mar 2019

    $50

    Great work DK and team! Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. DL

    $50

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 30 May 2018

    $200

    For Mel and Elders Tenzing Hillary Memorial Marathon!!!!!!

    $200

    • Active Hearts Foundation

      Thank you for supporting Mel and Elders marathon efforts!!

  • Vic and Dan

    Vic and Dan on 27 May 2018

    Private

    Best wishes Mel. Dig deep and look forward to hearing about this insane adventure soon!

    Private

    • Active Hearts Foundation

      Thank you for your kind donation!!

  • MikeandAnn KEYS

    MikeandAnn KEYS on 16 Apr 2018

    $2,000

    Just amazing to be a small part of an incredible opportunity.Humbled and honoured.Very proud Dad.

    $2,000

    • Active Hearts Foundation

      Namaste and thank you Dad. It means a lot to all of us to have the whanau support with this journey. Arohanui xox

  • cuzzie michelle

    cuzzie michelle on 12 Apr 2018

    $100

    chur... thanks team for best year ever... this time last year was on top of the world.... 11 april 2018 full moon... thanks to daniel arrjun clair elder & team... never forget... love... namaste...

    $100

    • Active Hearts Foundation

      To our very good friend Cuzzie Michelle thank you for your continued support! We hope to see you in Nepal again soon! Have a wonderful day Arohanui x


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