2016 Annual Report

2016 Annual Report

Namaste! Thanks to you, Wide Open Vistas (WOV) has been able to continue our work in Nepal over the past year. If you are unfamiliar with Wide Open Vistas, it might help to know how we got started. Or if you are one of our valued donors, you may be looking for information about claiming a deduction on your 2016 taxes, but if neither of these two things apply, let’s get down to what we got accomplished (and didn't) in 2016: Girl's Bathroom is Up and Running! In August 2015, we received a letter from the principal at a school in northern…Read more
2015 Annual Report

2015 Annual Report

Namaste!  This has been an incredibly formative year with great challenges and also great growth. Both continue. It might help to know how we got started, or you may be looking for information about claiming a deduction on your 2015 taxes, but if neither of these two things apply, let's get right down what we have accomplished (and not) in 2015:   Earthquake Reconstruction Tough Decisions, School Rebuilding: We received $15,000 in donations in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and we allocated this to a school reconstruction project. Helping to rebuild a school aligned…Read more
2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

Happy New Year everyone.   We accomplished a lot this year at Wide Open Vistas! Two board members (Kathleen and myself) walked, climbed, and crawled 1,200+ miles across the Himalaya while fundraising for WOV (short video). After finishing, we put donations to work helping children attend school in Kathmandu. Other accomplishments include setting up a  fund for micro-research grants in health sciences, a new website, and we were approved as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. To be honest, some of these things took a lot longer then they should have, and we still have a ways to go,…Read more