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A Final Hurrah From Porters’ Progress UK

Porters in Nepal accepting their 'Lend a Hand Appeal' food packages
Porters in Nepal accepting their 'Lend a Hand Appeal' food packages

All good things have to come to an end and with big achievements since its inception in 2005, Porters’ Progress UK have now reached that time. Their closure didn’t go quietly though, as they have shared their final funds to our Lend a Hand Appeal and that way we have been able to support 317 porters and their families in Nepal. It marks a very welcome and thankful final positive hurrah during these unprecedented times. 

 

Priceless Nepali smile upon receiving a 'Lend A Hand Appeal' food package

 

Many World Expeditions travellers have supported the charity over the years and you will be happy learn that the aim of Porters’ Progress UK, “to support trekking porters in Nepal who, back in 2005, experienced acutely poor welfare and working conditions and often were exploited by trekking companies” has been realised effectively. 

Although examples for improvement still exist, over the years conditions for porters in Nepal have improved slowly. They now benefit from a Government-directed minimum wage and the majority of trekking companies have followed our lead and now take responsibility to look after the porters they hire by ensuring they are properly clothed and have health insurance. On top of that, local training sessions are more common and porters are made aware of their rights when trekking and have a greater awareness of their own health and safety at altitude. Fantastic achievements that Porters’ Progress UK have made with their partners and we like to congratulate them on that! 

 

World Expeditions representatives distributing food packages in Rasuwa area Distribution of food packages in the Bandipur area of Nepal Porter families in Nepal receiving our 'Lend a Hand Appeal' food packages
 

Thanks to the generosity of Porters’ Progress UK, we are pleased to inform you that their donation carefully distributed to 317 porters in Nepal and their families. The porters come from 7 different districts and they work as porters in areas like the Annapurna region, Langtang, Makalu and Everest.

    

>> If you are keen to learn more about the closure of the charity, have a look here.

>> Our Lend a Hand Appeal is on-going, and if you have the means to also support our people in Nepal, Peru, India, Tanzania and Kenya, you can do so via our fundraising page. 

Charity, Nepal, Fundraising, Lend a Hand

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