Ever since he can remember, Rabindra has had a passion to help fellow Nepalis. Rabindra left school at an early age, becoming a porter on Himalayan treks to support his family. Despite having little formal school training, Rabindra was able to quickly move up to becoming a guide and has led many treks in all areas of the Himalayas. Rabindra is now the proud owner of A-One Adventures, leading trekkers throughout the mountain ranges and within cities such as Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and wherever else his clients would like to travel. Rabindra donates money from every trek he takes to HLF and is also the mastermind behind our HLF tours.
Rabindra credits his first experience of giving back to a man he met in Lumbini, Nepal. Lumbini is the birth place of Buddha but it doesn’t make the place any less harsh to live. While on a visit to this city Rabindra met a young, disabled man who was living in a shack on the roadside. Life is exceptionally hard on the disabled in Nepal, where disability is viewed as a penance to the sins committed in previous lives. Rabindra would have liked to bring this young man back to Kathmandu to live with him but the young man doesn’t wish to leave Lumbini, the only home he knows. So Rabindra worked hard to build him a weather-proof shelter of his own, also getting him a new wheel chair, blankets and enough money for food and clothing. Rabindra and the young disabled man are now close friends and Rabindra visits whenever he can.
Rabindra is the face of HLF in Nepal and he is kept super busy running all the projects that we are involved in. He is also involved with providing emergency support where required. This may include rescuing a child in imminent trafficking danger, providing food and shelter for a family broken apart by domestic violence, organising trafficking awareness seminars or co-ordinating our successful adult literacy classes for women. Rabindra is also busy working with other organisations in Nepal who provide charitable services as we at HLF believe there is power in collaboration. We will do whatever it takes to help as many people as we can!