Himalayan Hands is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our seven member board of directors includes a President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The board is made up of people who have either traveled to the Himalayan region or have an interest in helping people there.
LYNNE’S STORY – HIMALAYAN HANDS’ FOUNDER
Lynne Wiggins has had a passion for leading small travel groups for over 25 years and has travelled “off the beaten path” in Tibet and Nepal.
Lynne saw the plight of people in need of basic medical care, an education for their children, and clean water and good food. On one trip to Tibet, Lynne and her fellow travelers funded a new school and medical clinic in a small village. On another trip the group was able to support bringing water and electricity to a tiny town. In 2014 Himalayan Hands evolved out of these accomplishments with the hope of continuing to be a small organization making a big difference in people’s lives.
PRABIN’S STORY – OUR ASIAN CONNECTION
Prabin Lakhe and Lynne met on one of the Lynne’s trips to Nepal and Tibet. As Lynne’s professional travel guide, Prabin shared Lynne’s passion for seeking out those who could use a helping hand. He and Lynne saw many opportunities in rural and remote areas and informally helped in any way possible, from providing a water well to funding a good education.
During the recent Nepal earthquake, Prabin and his friends used Himalayan Hands funds to purchase corrugated metal sheets and drove deep into the countryside. They worked for weeks assisting villagers in building small shelters until the home could be rebuilt (in coming years). As our connection in Nepal and Tibet, Prabin ensures that 100% of every dollar is maximized for the greatest benefit of those who have otherwise been forgotten.