Gear donations

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Over the past week, Exchange and Empower has been collecting generous donations of trail running shoes and equipment. Members of Hong Kong Trail Running Women and other supporters of the program came forward to donate fourteen pairs of new or nearly new trail shoes, as well as clothes, sports bras, running vests and other essential […]

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Meet The Athletes

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A total of five athletes were selected by Mira for the 2018 Exchange and Empower Program. Name: Chhechi Sherpa Rai Age: 30 Hometown: Solukhumbu, Eastern Nepal Chhechi is originally from Solukhumbu, near Everest. She currently lives in Kathmandu with her husband, a mountain guide, and their young son. Chhechi dropped out of school after 9th […]

Mira Rai on NPR

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NPR interviewed Mira Rai on its global health and development blog, Goats and Soda. Read on for a thoughtful look at Mira’s background, and the opportunities she was given which enabled her to become a trail running pro. Her story suggests there is a wealth of running talent among young Nepalese women, if they are […]