Despite still being in a lockdown zone, I can’t help but reflect on how lucky we are here in Australia. The New Year often brings up feelings of optimism, thankfulness, and hope as we leave the hardships of the year gone behind us and stepping into new possibilities. Until we can finally hop on a plane and send ourselves on a holiday, I would love it if you could join me in sending some of that hope overseas instead.
I have set up a GoFundMe page to support our much loved Ghale family (our local Nepalese tour guides and homestay hosts). As most of you would know I have come to see the Ghale's like a second family over the last 20 years and have supported them in various ways over years.
However, it's not sustainable for them to rely on one-off donations to carry the family through the uncertainty of this crisis. With no signs of international tourism returning any time soon, the Ghales have come up with a plan for financial security - A Goat Farm!
Every dollar goes a long way, and our financial support will help to cover initial expensive start-up costs and allow for a breeding project to be established. This will have a flow-on effect that will help the local economy to grow.