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Sherpa Power Summer 2015 update

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An report from the fields of Nepal where local farmers and cooperatives grown herbs and tea organically, providing ecologically friendly jobs, and the key ingredients for Sherpa Power Tea

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Sherpa Power Summer 2015 update

  1. 1. Sherpa Power Update Summer 2015
  2. 2. In April the Sherpa Power team flew to Nepal to check in with our partner farmers, and see the progress of our Healing Herbs Nepal Program, which provides the tea and super-herbs used in Sherpa Power. Subsequently, we were on the ground with the farmers when the earthquake struck Nepal. While this event was extremely devastating for the country of Nepal, and some of our partners experienced loss or damage to their housing, we are very happy to report that our entire team and all of our partner farmers are alive and well.
  3. 3. The severity of the quake reminded us just how vulnerable our friends in Nepal are and has reinforced our passion and determination to support them with desperately needed economic opportunity.
  4. 4. As life slowly gets back to normal in the village, we are excited to update you on all of the uplifting progress currently underway.
  5. 5. Women’s for Human Rights (WHR) In our last update we informed you about our newly formed partnership with WHR. We are happy to report that they have been busy planting yacon tubers that will be processed into syrup and brought to the US for retail sale.
  6. 6. We rolled up our sleeves and helped out - such a fun and fulfilling day!
  7. 7. Yacon is a low-glycemic, low calorie, prebiotic sweetener that fosters healthy probiotic growth. While yacon has been gaining popularity in Europe, it is just starting to catch on in the US and we are very excited to help bring this healthy sweetener to you.
  8. 8. Profit sharing from yacon sales will help WHR provide widows and single mothers with technical training, educational scholarships, and meeting space where women can go to have social and emotional support in their time of need.
  9. 9. Kanchenjunga Tea Estates- KTE
  10. 10. KTE is the source of the organic premium whole-leaf green and black tea that makes Sherpa Power so delicious. KTE is the first certified organic tea estate in Nepal, and has never sprayed pesticides on their soil, which has created some of the purest and most fertile soil in Nepal. Mount Kanchenjunga is the 3rd highest in the world and borders the Darjeeling area of India. KTE is just across the border and shares the ideal conditions for growing tea for which Darjeeling is famous.
  11. 11. Equally important, KTE requires that all farmers send their daughters to school, provides educational scholarships, has a community cow program to ensure all farmers have access to fresh milk, while 25% of their work force is comprised of the most marginalized caste in Nepal. We are very proud to partner with KTE to support these efforts and bring you some of the highest quality tea you will ever taste.
  12. 12. Our team did a tasting and everyone approved!
  13. 13. Thank you for your continued interest and support of Sherpa Power and, through Sherpa Power, the Healing Herbs Nepal program. Now more than ever the people of Nepal need the support of our partnership. We remain dedicated to improving the livelihoods of farmers in rural Nepal. Until then, Namaste.

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