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Help for guides and porters during the Covid lockdown

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Help for guides and porters during the Covid lockdown
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Does anyone know of a fund to help out out-of-work porters and guides during this time when nobody is trekking due to Covid-19?

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Lake District...
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1. Re: Help for guides and porters during the Covid lockdown
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You could contact KEEP who run a porters welfare programme.

https://keepnepal.org/campaigns/porters-welfare-program/

They are a well established organisation and might be able to suggest a similar programme for guides.

Good Luck on your worthy quest.

Rob

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Thank-you. I checked their website and it looks like a good organization.

Lake District...
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No problem, pleased to be of help and yes, KEEP is very well thought of and has been around for a long time.

Best Wishes

Rob

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http://www.shenpennepal.org/

Rangjung Yeshe Shenpen is worth checking out. Emphasis has been on daily paid workers now not paid, but the website lists a wide range of activities and details of where the donations go.

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