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Impact A Village is honored to support Sara Safari in her quest to empower girls and women in at risk communities in the remote, mountain communities of Nepal. As an immigrant from Iran, engineering graduate of UCLA, professor, author, speaker and mountain climber, Sara has learned to overcome obstacles with courage, wisdom and heart.  In April 2015, Sara was halfway up Everest when a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit. Many people lost their lives that day, but she was spared. After witnessing the devastation of Nepal, Sara was inspired to help. She returns to Nepal each year in support of Nepalese girls and women. 

 “After I was rescued from Everest, I went to one of the biggest cities in Nepal and witnessed the absolute devastation the earthquake had caused. My heart broke for the people of Nepal, especially the women and girls whom I had met. I went to them, and they shocked and inspired me with the amount of optimism and enthusiasm they had to continue their studies, even though their schools were heavily damaged. I decided then to dedicate my next attempt to climb Everest to Empower Nepali Girls. I wanted to support their dreams and become a role model for girls all over the world, showing them it is possible to achieve their goals and go beyond their perceived limits. “ — Sara Safari

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NEWS UPDATE: ImpactAVillage Responds to COVID

May 2020: ImpactAVillage  made a $10,000 donation to the non-profit “Feeding Good” program at Revolution Foods that will provide free meals to families in need across the US.  Revolution Foods, based in Oakland, has distributed over 15 million healthy meals during COVID to students out of school, families in need, homebound seniors, and homeless citizens across citywide programs in over 175 US cities in 18 states.This is the way to impact a village!

May 26th, 2020|
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