Weʼve raised £65 to support my trip to India in Summer 2018 where I will be working with local communities to become more sustainable and self sufficient.
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- Funded on Thursday, 1st December 2016
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Summer 2018, I will be travelling to India to help those in a less fortunate position.
During my time there I will travel from Delhi up into the foothills of the Himalaya's where I will initially trek across two Himalayan mountain passes within the Spiti Valley. We will be working within the community in a village called Kaza which sits 3600m above sea level. Due to climate change, the delicate balance that has maintained life in the Himalaya has been disrupted, and the consequences have been severe. Reduced rainfall and less water has lead to failed crops, leading to malnutrition and loss of income. Food has become inaffordable, people have moved away and the community destabilised.
Within the project we will build a greenhouse to be used all year round. initially we will build mud brick walls which will be rendered and painted to aid heat retention. Finally will install beams and plastic sheets. The climax of the expedition is handing over our hard work to the community so that they can reap the benefits for years to come. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only see and experience India and its culture, but to also have the gratification of knowing that I have played a part in supporting a community for years to come.
Charlotte Gilman started crowdfunding
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Nov 11, 2016
Hope you raise all the money you need! Good luck
Oct 31, 2016
A little something to get your fundraising started. Hope the fundraising goes well and you have a fantastic experience making lots of memories whilst making a huge difference to people's lives!
Oct 15, 2016
Hope you enjoy India.Dan and Sophie
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