Help Earth Garden provide sustainable living solutions to Third World communities!
Welcome to the brand new website of the Earth Garden Foundation Australia Limited. This is the place to get all the updates and information on the wonderful work done to help Himalayan communities through the activities of the Foundation. Since 2008 EGFA has had a very simple mission: we raise money to install solar lighting plants in remote Nepali village health posts where there are no lights, or candles, or polluting, expensive kerosene lights.
85 per cent of the wonderful Nepali people have no access to the national grid. And Nepal is one of the poorest countries on Earth. So EGFA is committed to helping people with a solution that also promotes renewable energy, while respecting the rights and desires of the local village people to decide exactly how and where their solar lighting systems are installed.
Part of our activities in the field involve training local village people to install these systems, do the (minimal) maintenance themselves, and then have a sense of ownership and pride in this solar solution that helps them have decent quality lighting when they need health care, whether it’s emergency first aid, maternity or immunisation services, or any of the other full range of community services that take place in village health posts.
EGFA also fund the annual running costs of a delightful children’s home located on an organic farm 80 km from the Nepali capital, Kathmandu. The TEAM NEPAL home is a treasure and is run by some of the most inspiring people I’ve ever met.
EGFA has installed solar lighting systems in more than 30 villages now, and we have assisted more than 55,000 village people.
You can help us by buying a Snow Leopard jacket, joining EGFA, or donating money. Best of all, every cent of the money you donate will go to help needy people in these remote communities, as Earth Garden magazine continues to absorb all the administration costs of the Foundation.
PLEASE NOTE: Donations to Earth Garden Foundation Australia Ltd are tax deductible.