One Dollar a Month

One-Dollar-A-Month = Information Highway in Rural Nepal

The wireless network project started as an experiment in 2002, essentially using basic home networking equipment to see if Internet connection can be brought to Nangi from Pokhara (the nearest city with an Internet Service Provider). After repeated trial and error, the trick worked, and today in 2008, there are 22 villages villages in three districts of Nepal that are connected via the wireless network.

It takes 8 days to walk through these villages, and now information and news gets shared in seconds. A total population of 22,000, and 7 High Schools with about 1,700 students now have access to news, goods for sale in the surrounding villages, telephone calls using VoIP, basic health care using telemedicine, and better access to education via tele-teaching.

However, there are hundres of other villages out there that need to be connected. And as need for services grow within the connected villages, it requires better infrastructure, scalable equipment, and more support and maintenance. We believe this will be the foundation for an information highway that will connect all of rural Nepal, and with your help, we can realize this goal sooner than ever.

The One-Dollar-a-Month campaign asks you to donate one dollar each month to build this Information Highway. Show the unity of Nepalis and well-wishers of Nepal by donating $1/month to help build Information Highway using wireless technology in the mountains of Nepal.

Please don’t forget to designate your contribution as ” For One Dollar A Month Campaign”. That way we will be able to know that your contribution is for the campaign. We will send you thank you note by e-mail.

Here is how:

You can donate online to Himanchal Education Foundation via Network for Good, a partner nonprofit organization that enables online donations. Please click on the button below, which will take you to Network for Good’s web site. While making your donation, please specify that your contribution is for “One-Dollar-a-Month” campaign.


Donate Now Through Network for Good

Easiest way to to set this up is as an annual gift of $12 (or more if you’d like). Think of it as a birthday gift to yourself that helps build an Information Highway across the rural mountains of Nepal. Here are some screenshots to describe the steps to set this up:

Step 1:
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Clicking on Donate Now Through Network for Good opens a new browser window to Network For Good’s web page that is set to start the donation process for Himanchal Education Foundation. Click on “Donate Now”

Step 2:
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In the “Make Donation” page, set your contribution amount to $12 and under “Donation Preferences”, check the box that says “I would like to make this a recurring donation deducted” and select “Annually” in the dropdown list.

If this is the first time you are making a donation via Network for Good, you will need to create a new login account on this page, or if you have donated before, you can simply login with a username and a password.

Step 3:
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In the “Billing Information” page, enter your billing information and the credit card information which you want to use to make the donation. Please consider checking the box that says “Deduct the 4.75% processing fee from the donation amount forwarded to my charity(ies)”. Click “Continue”

Step 4:

Finalize your selections and Network for Good will annually deduct $12 and make it available for Himanchal Education Foundation to fund the wireless networking project. Make sure you come back to this web site to track progress on the project, and we will also send you periodic updates via emails on overall development.

Alternatively, you can also mail a your tax deductible check to:

Himanchal Educational Foundation
c/o Dr. Leonard Skov,
5610 Avenue N
Kearney, NE 68847

Email: leonard-at-himanchal-dot-org

Phone Number: (308) 234-1243

Himanchal Education Foundation has 501 (c) (3) charitable status in the U.S. (EIN # 47-0827392), which makes your donations fully tax deductible. You can also view our full financial report from GuideStar. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by email at contact@himanchal.org

Or you can send your donation directly to Nepal:

Himanchal High School
Saving Bank Account #16996
Rashtriya Banijya Bank
Pokhara Branch, Pokhara Nepal

SWIFT CODE for Wire Transfer: RBBANPKA

If donations are sent directly to this account in Nepal, then the Himanchal Educational Foundation cannot provide the receipt. So, if a United States donor is seeking a tax deduction, the contribution must come through Himanchal Educational Foundation in Kearney, or online via Network for Good.

19 Comments

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mahendra Budha Magar // May 26, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Yo Euta ekdum mahan kam ho hami jastyo pahad pakhero ma basne nepali haruko lagi yo wireless sewa lai nepalko sabai kuna kapchama puraunu paro tapai ko yatra safal hos Shuvakamana….

  • 2 dhalen palli // Jun 30, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    it is a great n useful job for hilly reason’speople.it helps us to know our sarraunding n accross the wold, whts happening.so why we shouldn’t donate $ 1 a month? Gud job n keep contineuty.

  • 3 khem raj joshi // Nov 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    Great job thanks alot for your great campaign.
    khem
    uk

  • 4 B. S. Pokharel // Apr 27, 2010 at 10:57 am

    While, I knew that Mahabir Pun is qurious to make University about It and Tourism, it made me very happy and I want join in this project.

  • 5 bishnu pd. gautam // May 11, 2010 at 7:39 am

    interested dai ur help

  • 6 AD // May 14, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Mahabir Pun Dai could you give your’s e-mamil address or Phone no PLZ.Thanks

  • 7 Chandra Bahadur Sunuwar // May 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    its nice its reallly a good for each n every one

  • 8 chandrathapa // May 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    pun sir, your program is very nice. i like but now im in saudi arabia. if u can will u give me your mail address? i want to contact u.

  • 9 Ajya // Jul 11, 2010 at 9:24 am

    plz use paypal account to collect money , it is easy and safe

  • 10 Twitter Trackbacks for One Dollar a Month [himanchal.org] on Topsy.com // Aug 29, 2010 at 10:14 am

    [...] One Dollar a Month himanchal.org/one-dollar-a-month/ – view page – cached Welcome to Himanchal Education Foundation. We are a non-profit corporation based in the US. Our goal is to support Himanchal High School in the remote village of Nangi, Nepal, a school that is a prototype for community-based educational development in rural areas. Tweets about this link [...]

  • 11 Hari Pandit, kaski // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Mahabir dai ko uccha kam ko kadar hos. auda dinma yesto sewa sahar bajar ma pani garna sakiyos tara villagearea pura vaya6i.

  • 12 Hari Pandit, kaski // Sep 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    uccha kam ko kadar gardai safalta ko kamana daju lai.

  • 13 Nepal Wireless Project Update | Himanchal Education Foundation // Jan 18, 2011 at 3:39 am

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  • 14 Deepak // Apr 11, 2011 at 6:46 am

    Firstly very thanks to Mahavir sir for the project. I am very interested and happy to join with you. Can i contact you for this project

  • 15 khem pun // Jun 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

    Mahabir dai it is a great job i heartly to Thanks coz in our villagers still now they are live like drakness what the meaning of computer Now when you done wireless net it means some villages are knows about net. so Mahabir dai it is a wonderful job.

  • 16 50 Cent Project // Jul 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    This is very interesting steps toward the development of Internet in the rural parts of Nepal. We fully support this motive and wish a very best of luck to you all involved in this project. CHeers!

  • 17 Rabindra Lama // Oct 28, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Ucha bichar batnai ucha kamko srijana hun6 bhanne ukhan aja eha Pun daiko kamle charithartha gareko 6, so I solute him, mil6 bhane daiko email id dinu hola.

  • 18 Bakbal Mohan // Nov 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    Mahabir Sir

    Thankx to you greate workshop.

  • 19 meroclinic // Nov 23, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Very good approach. trying to pay thru paypal.. getting some error, anyway will try again.. keep up the good work.

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