Here you can donate to the Himalayan Cataract and/or Solar Tuki projects, spreading sight, light & vision and efficient solar powered lights to the poor people of Nepal and the Himalayas. If you want to support our Everest climbs, please help by donating to these causes. All proceeds will go directly to the project in Nepal, we take no share of the donations. : The Himalayan Cataract Project

The Himalayan Cataract Project strives to eradicate preventable and curable blindness in the Himalaya through high-quality ophthalmic care, education, and establishment of a sustainable eye care infrastructure.

Based in Asia at the Tilganga Eye Centre in Kathmandu, Nepal, the Project is empowering local physicians to alleviate the suffering caused by blindness through unique programs including skills-transfer education, cost-recovery, research, and the creation of a world-class network of eye care facilities.

Donation Options:

$ 10 — Protects 5 children from Vitamin A deficiency blindness
$ 20Restores sight to 1 individual enabling her to once again become a productive member of the family
$ 100 — Screens 50 people for eye disease preventing debilitating complications in the future.

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Himalayan Cataract Project - Remote Eye Camps
A remote eye camp will screen 1,500 patients and restore sight to 300 people in Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan or Northern India. Additionally local medical providers will receive training. Learn more
Location: Nepal | Theme: Health | Need: $25,000

The Himalayan Cataract Project is an independent tax-exempt non-profit organization, classified as a 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Code.

Your donation is tax-deductible.

The tax identification number for the Himalayan Cataract Project is 03-0362926.

  • $ 4,525 will fund a remote cataract surgery eye camp in Nepal, Tibet, China, Bhutan or Northern India.
  • $ 10,000 will train a surgical team to perform modern cataract surgery.
  • $ 25,000 will fund a complete project—bringing a team to Nepal for training, buying a microscope and surigical equipment, conducting a skills transfer cataract camp, and leaving lenses and equipment for local doctors to handle 500 additional cases.
  • $ 50,000 will establish a primary eye care center, an important innovation as they provide care to the poorest and most unreachable patients.


    Solar Tuki - a clean alternative to kerosene lamp
    The aim of the project is to replace kerosene lamps with solar based household lighting (known as Solar Tuki) through the integrated approach of community mobilization and technological intervention. Learn more
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    Location: Nepal | Theme: Economic Development | Need: $100,000

    Thanks in advance for your help, Harry Kikstra, Director,       ( Profile: Harry Kikstra)