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We educate and empower severely underprivileged children to reach their full potential as citizens of Nepal. We strive to excel at impacting the lives of underprivileged children who in turn contribute to their community.

This goal is achieved primarily through child sponsorship, which unites children in desperate need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs, and gives them the tools and opportunities necessary for success. Our child sponsors develop a strong, reciprocal relationship with their sponsored children half a world away. Many of our child sponsors travel with us to Nepal to meet their child after having corresponded, understanding their particular child’s needs and challenges. 

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What is Child Sponsorship?

Sponsorship is an incredibly powerful way to help one poor child become healthy, well-educated, and empowered. Together, we make a permanent difference in the life of a child, one at a time.  Sponsoring a child connects you with an individual who desperately needs your help, and lets you provide support by way of private school tuition, medical care, books, uniforms, quality meals, and for many children, quality place to live and extracurricular activities such as music, dance, karate, yoga, and sports. 

You can choose to sponsor all of a child’s needs or some of their needs by sharing sponsorship of a child with another person. Some of our children have one sponsor, while others have up to four. 

We are different in that you will get to know your child.  You can meet your child, and you can help support their growth and development. 

100% of your sponsorship goes directly to benefit the child you support. 


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Sponsor a Child in Boarding School

$75, $100, or $200 per month.

Annual boarding school sponsorships pay for a safe living environment with private school tuition, extracurricular activities (music, theater, karate, yoga), uniforms, school supplies, food, and medical care for one child.  Some of our children cannot live at home due to extreme poverty, loss of family members, and/or lack of a healthy home situation.  These children live in a top-quality boarding school, which gives them the highest standard of education and preparation to become productive citizens of Nepal. The average cost per child is $2,400 annually.

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Sponsor a Child for School Only

$45 per month.

Annual school sponsorship pays for tuition, uniforms, food (at school) and school supplies for a child to attend a private school in Nepal.  There is no public education in Nepal providing an adequate education.  To succeed, a child must attend a private school.  These children live at home and have parents or guardians who cannot afford to send them to school, but they can provide them with a basic home environment. The average cost per child is $500 USD annually. 

Sponsor a Child For A University or Trade School Scholarship

$75, $100, or $200 per month.

Annual scholarship of a child studying in a university or trade school program pays for tuition, food (at school), books and school supplies, and boarding expenses for a child to attend a university or trade school in Nepal.  There are no grants, scholarships, or student loans in Nepal. If a child does not have the funds to attend school, regardless of how smart or how high their grades are, they will not be able to pursue their degree. The average cost per child is $2,500 USD annually. 

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Contact Us

For further information, please email or call: Alexis Mead, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 314.249.0354.



Plan to Make a Lasting Difference

If you would like to extend your support of our children and programs to make a lasting difference, there are several gift arrangements to choose from. Whether you would like to put your gift to work today or benefit our children and programs after your lifetime, you can find a charitable plan that best fits your needs.

Consider Making a Charitable Bequest

A charitable gift from your estate, stocks or retirement plan can help insure that Mitrata Nepal Foundation can continue to support education, healthcare and housing for underprivileged children in Nepal for the future. Such donations can also provide tax benefits for you and your family.


If you have held an appreciated stock or mutual fund for more than one year, you can donate those securities and receive a tax deduction for the fair market value of the shares transferred.  Doing this eliminates any capital gains assessments on the future sale of the securities.  In some cases that could be as much as 23.8% in addition to a savings on state income tax.  

Bequests From Wills/Revocable Living Trusts 

Name Mitrata as beneficiary with a specific dollar amount or asset, or a percentage of your residual estate after you have provided for your loved ones. 
Beneficiary Designations 
Requesting a Change of Beneficiary form for your retirement plan, insurance policy or savings account, can be made online, by mail, or by phone. Name Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, Inc. as a full or partial beneficiary and provide our tax identification number. Plans, policies or accounts will allow you to name a beneficiary for as little as 5%. Name Mitrata Nepal Foundation for Children on:

  • Retirement plans [e.g., traditional IRA, Keogh, 401(k)]: as a primary beneficiary for single adults and a contingent beneficiary for married adults.
  • Life insurance policies: as a beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy, whether through your employer or a separate policy, or a new term life insurance policy.
  • Bank savings or brokerage accounts: as a beneficiary Payable on Death (POD) on your bank and brokerage accounts.
To make a non-cash donation naming Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, Inc., you will need: 
Mitrata-Nepal Foundation for Children, Inc. 
Tax ID number: 
7253 Watson Road #127 
St. Louis, MO 63119
If you want to take advantage of the tax deduction this year or make a planned gift for the future please contact Dr. Christine Schutz, Executive Director and Founder at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 314 325-2833.  
Please discuss a gifting strategy with your tax professional prior to making the gift so that you are certain of the benefits in your particular situation.



July 20-22, 2017


Taking a break!

The 2017 Climb is currently full. Please contact Ambrose at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss joining the waitlist.


Climb Funds

100% of funds raised support our Contact Center program and unsponsored children living and studying in our boarding school programs. The Climb’s first priority it to fund the total annual operating budget need of our Contact Center, a rehabilitative education day program for street children, children of itinerant workers and children coming from child labor. The Climb’s second priority is to partially fund children who are without sponsors living and studying in our boarding school program. 

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University kids taking a break from studying to eat pizza with Christine (pizza is international!).
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1. Climb the Mountain

CHC Climbers climb the mountain over the course of three days. They will be trained on how to use technical mountaineering gear like ropes, harnesses, ice axes and crampons during their ascent. It's a incredibly physically challenging endeavor, but if you seriously get in shape for it, most people can be successful -- depending on weather and route conditions. No prior mountaineering experience is required.

Registration fee: $150
Minimum fundraising commitment: $1500
After 6 hours of hiking, we summit!

2. Be a "CHC Sherpa"

A CHC Sherpa is someone who doesn't want to actually climb the mountain, but wants to help on a less committing basis by helping carry a piece of group gear to or from the Climber's high camp. The non-technical hike is mostly in snow and is done in a day. The hike itself takes about 4 to 5 hours up and 2 hours down and is quite physically demanding. You can participate on either the first day (Thursday, July 20), or last day (Saturday, July 22), or both.

Registration fee: $25
Minimum fundraising commitment: $300


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The biggest fundraiser wins a trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp in Nepal!

Click Here for more information about the climb and what it takes to prepare.

Questions? Reply to this email or call Red Lantern Journeys at 206-568-0710 and ask for Ambrose. 

Hiking up to Ingraham Flats at 11,000 feet for our second night.




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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Doors Open    Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Ozark Theater

103 E. Lockwood Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63119

 Shop for the holidays and listen to great jazz to support underprivileged children in Kathmandu, Nepal. All items were personally selected from fair trade artisans in Kathmandu, Nepal.