Who We Are
Who we are
Pahal Nepal (MMN) is a registered NGO in Nepal, started by Rewati Gurung and Gary Wornell as a first response to the earthquakes of April 25th and May 12th in Nepal.
Our cooperative partners
Pahal Nepal (MMN) currently collects funds through a registered charity in Finland - Maya Nepal ry with funds transferred directly to Moving Mountain Nepal (NGO) . Our funding comes from the voluntary contributions of individuals directly through money transfer, bank transactions via social media networks and direct personal contacts. We are a fully accountable volunteer based support network providing resources for school children with the cooperation of local government offices. In 2018 Unatti Foundation partnered with Moving Mountain Nepal providing funding and support during our donation program.
Moving Mountain Nepal is a Nepali NGO and relies entirely on local Nepali volunteers only. For this reason we cannot include foreigners in our donation program. To read our Volunteer Guidelines please download and read this document: Volunteer Guidelines
Who our supporters are
Moving Mountain Nepal's supporters are people around the world who want to make a difference and to have that difference visible instantly and that is why each bag, each contributor is listed on Our Supporters page as proof of the work we are doing. Each school we deliver to compiles a list of the pupils and certifies the delivery of the bags in written documentation at the time of delivery. These records are available for examination against the funds received. Moving Mountain Nepal celebrates each donation with video and still photography records documented either by the delivery team when possible, or by the receiving school. These success stories are published in our news feeds as testament of the work we are doing.
Rewati Gurung Nepal
Gary Wornell Finland
FUND RAISING, PUBLICITY, photography, video
Niran Panta Nepal
Donate to Moving Mountain Nepal
Moving Mountain Nepal is a registered NGO (formerly Moving Mountain School Bag). Our work will continue to support school children in Nepal with a variety of new initiatives to help children continue their education.
1) donate to support our work in schools
Using the Paypal button above you can donate directly to Moving Mountain Nepal. Your donation will be transferred to Moving Mountain Nepal and go towards our 2018 School Bag donation program.
Have an idea you'd like to share? Write to us
If you would like to talk to us or have a special request to support Moving Mountain Nepal please drop us a line.
We look forward to hearing from you.
The Moving Mountain Nepal team.
WHY DID YOU DISTRIBUTE SCHOOL BAGS INSTEAD OF BADLY NEEDED SHELTER AND FOOD SUPPLIES?
The main reason was that much of that work was already being done by so many individuals, NGO's and INGO's. We wanted to target our support toward the children - the future decision makers of Nepal - the young and vulnerable - at a time when all the energy of support would be on their communities in terms of housing, food and medical support.
We felt that to tell the children, through the school bag gift, that they have value - they must continue their education no matter what obstacles come in the way and that they are important, loved and valued members of their communities.
We feel that your mind is the house where you will spend all your life and that this building project will serve you best, no matter what external forces destroy the roof over your head.
WHY DON'T YOU START AN NGO OR REGISTER AS A CHARITY?
Moving Mountain Nepal is now a registered NGO in Nepal, and is no longer only collecting donations for Moving Mountain School Bag. Moving Mountain Nepal will operate as a separate entity in the future to support projects aimed at school children and initiated during the post-quake relief initiatives.
WHERE ARE THESE BAGS AND CONTENTS MADE?
It was our intention to source everything locally - as close to home as possible to reduce transportation costs and be able to talk with the manufacturers when we want to improve or change something. Therefore - except for the pencils - which are made in India, all the contents and bags are made in Kathmandu. Our philosophy is to keep everything local and support local business in this difficult time.
HOW DO WE KNOW OUR DONATIONS ARE BEING USED FOR THE BAGS?
After each distribution of bags to a school we receive a signed and stamped document from the school principal to say exactly what was received in the bags and how many were delivered.