House of Prosperity in Nepal Himalayas opens
We are pleased to announce that the Women’s Safe House, the House of Prosperity, is opening this week due to your generous donations- thanks to all that contributed.
Samridhi Ghar (House of Prosperity), is a collaborative project between Mountain Madness, Changing Lives Nepal, and All The Sky Foundation to serve the women of Nepal. With the help of donations and collaboration with the local government a building was purchased, staff hired, and bedrooms furnished. Changing Lives Nepal provided the following update;
“Serving a region of 158,000 people, Samridhi Ghar (House of Prosperity) is safe space for vulnerable women living in the region near Makalu, the fifth highest peak in the world. The house will provide protection, food and shelter, counseling, and connection to medical and legal services for women coping with domestic violence, rape, trafficking and other situations where they are at risk.
Beginning this summer, our team will also conduct regional outreach across Sankhuwasava District to help shift attitudes and cultural norms about the societal problems that Nepalese women face. They will be working to increase awareness about women’s rights and the local laws and resources available to help protect women.
Safe House Founding Members:
Deep gratitude to EVERYONE who has generously donated to bring the vision of Samridhi Ghar to life, and especially to the Safe House Founding Members who each donated $1000 in Year 1 and ensured the project could launch successfully. We’re honored by your support and faith in us and our Nepal team!!
Elizabeth Shaw Laughlin Foundation
John Hesterman in honor of Sarah Hesterman
Keep an eye out for more good news and more safe house information in the next few weeks. We’re so excited and proud — thank you all for helping to make it happen!!”
This will be an ongoing project and donations will continue to help sustain this important program in the region. Please consider donating here: