November 11, 2019

I picked up Basa Village Foundation's progenitor, Jeff Rasley's, new book You Have to Get Lost Before You Can Be Found (available at Amazon, both in Kindle and paperback). I started reading it last week and am already close to being done, and I have to say, if you are...

June 22, 2018

         I have been combining trekking in Nepal with culturally sensitive development projects for 20 years. The last one, to Basa village in November 2017, was especially gratifying. Many people worked and played together to make it special. Several mini-projects wer...

February 5, 2018

In November of this year we had a great visit to Basa. So much happened I could write a book, so I will keep this to the point of a BVF USA trip report, highlighting what will be important to know as we plan 2018 activities and fundraising priorities.

I met Basa Foundat...

June 1, 2016

We recently received pictures from Basa Village showing the ongoing renovation of 62 homes in the village. The April 2015 earthquake caused extensive damage across the country and hit every family in Basa. With USD $41,000 in fundraising from the Basa Village Foundatio...

April 26, 2016

The Basa Village Foundation USA Inc. has opened a GoFundMe account as a way for those who would like to respond to the pressing needs in Nepal due to the earthquakes in April & May 2015. We have a sister foundation with HQ in Katmandu, Basa Village Foundation Nepal NGO...

April 26, 2015

By now you've probably heard that a magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, April 24, 2015. At this time, there are over 1,000 people reported dead with many more injured and most of Nepal not yet reconnected with the outside world, meaning the toll will lik...

March 11, 2014

On March 4, 2014 the BVF-USA agreed to provide $5,000 to the BVF-Nepal to construct a new school building in Basa village.  Sol Himal, a French NGO, is contributing $7,000.  The combined contribution of $12,000 will provide sufficient funds to purchase the materials ne...

January 27, 2014

Living in the West, we take clean water for granted. Not only is our water generally free from harmful bacteria, we have it every time we need it. That's not the case in Nepal, where each village is dependent on water that comes from higher on the mountain and is typic...

July 26, 2013

Our expedition was a challenging one from the start.  The day before we were to depart Katmandu two buildings adjacent to our hotel, the Katmandu Guest House, burned down.  (One was the well-known Pilgrims Bookstore the only retailer in Nepal to stock my book.)  Some g...

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