The Himalayan Leaky Foundation (HLF) is a non-profit organisation founded by Clare McCall and Rabindra Tamang in 2017 in the memory of Clare’s beloved father John McCall. The goal is to bring real change directly to the people who are in the most need.
Rabindra and Clare have been working together since the April 2015 earthquake and the Himalayan Leaky Foundation is a continuation of their kindness vision. Clare, along with her big-hearted partner Bino Smith, have been returning to Nepal regularly, working with Rabindra and others to respond to the pressing problems of this very magnificent but very poor country. Many still struggle without any healthcare or education, with no water supply, lack of sanitation and lots of people are still homeless after the earthquake. Thousands of young girls and boys live in danger of being trafficked, and traditional ways of life are fast disappearing. Himalayan Leaky Foundation exists to bring positive, tangible change to people’s lives.
What we do
Shelter, education, water and sanitation, opportunity, kindness.
These are the things we can offer that help vulnerable people across the Himalaya put some distance between themselves and desperation, allow them dignity and giving them hope—and they are at the heart of our mission. Himalayan Leaky Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life of people living in remote areas of the Himalaya, along with those in the busiest of cities. We are working in partnership with these communities to help the most disadvantaged meet their needs through integrated improvements in education, health and the environment. HLF specialises in drinking water, health promotion and sanitation. HLF serves poor communities by securing the most basic of needs; water, sanitation and education.
Our Vision and Mission
To improve the quality of life (socio-economic status) of all Nepali through water, health, sanitation and education services – along with unconditional kindness!
1. Himalayan Leaky Foundation exists to improve the living standard of the Nepali people in greatest need through equitable and sustainable access to safe water, health and sanitation services and education.
2. We are committed to improving and enhancing the life of earthquake victims by providing them shelter.
3. We are proud to provide opportunity and support for disadvantaged children and women through training, skills and education.
Read the latest news from the Himalayan Leaky Foundation
Following the initial food distribution, our first order of business has been to build a home for a family who are living in desperate conditions, under tarpaulins next to the jungle. Every day they risk their lives by intruding elephants or tigers, not to mention… well, they are living under tarpaulins, enough said really. Rabindra investigated options and we are delighted to confirm there is tribal whanau land that they can use to build a kainga/home. Due to the tropical conditions in the Chitwan area (Nepal is a land of many extremes, going from some of the coldest places on earth to the hottest, and we at HLF operate from the mountains...