Shoes for Sherpas

A project of the Colorado Nepal Alliance

Over 700 pairs of shoes distributed during our June 2013 trip! Thanks everyone!

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In June 2013, Shoes for Sherpas distributed athletic shoes, children's shoes, and hiking boots to residents of five rural villages in the Dhading District of Nepal (Kuri, Sing Gang, Brichett, Darkha, and Upper Ghormu).

Our project coordinator, Gopal Tamang, identified the villages, and coordinated the distribution and transportation of the footwear; each village independently decided how to distribute the shoes amongst its residents, and volunteers transported the bags of shoes for hours over mountainous trails.

A local community leader from the village of Kuri approached us during the shoe distribution there, and asked if we could build a latrine at their school where the distribution was taking place. Currently, children have to leave the school and return home to use the toilet during the school day. In the fall of 2014 we will start construction on the latrine!

We couldn't have had this successful distribution without the participation of our donors; those who gave money to pay for shipping, and those who donated footwear. Thank you so much for your generosity, your generosity has touched many hearts.

Many thanks to all who have donated footwear or volunteered to spread the word or act as drop-off sites!

Special thanks go to...


Earthbound Expeditions

Rajan Simkhada is President of Kathmandu-based Earthbound Expeditions (P.) LTD., a Himalayan adventure travel and trekking company.   Rajan is our main resource within Nepal for coordinating shipping, travel, and distribution.

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Runners Roost - Denver

The fine folks at the Denver location of Runners Roost Colorado have provided a drop-off site in addition to donating many pairs of barely-used running and trail shoes!

Runners Roost - Denver

1685 S Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80222   [map]

Neptune Mountaineering

633 South Broadway Suite A
Boulder, CO 80305   [map]

Kathmandu Restaurant

110 North Jefferson St
Nederland, CO 80466   [map]

Denver Athletic Club

1325 Glenarm Place
Denver, CO 80204   [map]

U Pump It Gas Station

US Route 36 at Stone Canyon Road
Lyons, CO   [map]

Nepal Restaurant and Bar

US Route 36 at 2nd Ave
Lyons, CO   [map]

Sherpa House Restaurant

1518 Washington Ave
Golden, CO 80401   [map]

The Warming House

790 Moraine Ave.
Estes Park, Co. 80517   [map]