Bravera Challenge – One Woman One Month

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Our new challenge with social fundraising platform Bravera is now live! Run, hike or walk and raise funds to support a new generation of female athletes in Nepal. Click now to sign up and take part! https://www.bravera.co/exchange-empower-one-woman-one-month-2019/new If you’d rather not join the challenge yourself, you can also sponsor some of our athletes: Sunmaya Rashila

November 2018 – Oxfam Trailwalker and Hong Kong visit

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After seven months of intensive training, the five athletes travelled to Hong Kong in November 2018  to compete in two long distance trail ultramarathons.  Chhechi, Sunmaya, Chhoki and Rashila made history by being the first all-female Nepali team to complete the Oxfam Trailwalker 100km in the race’s 37 year history, placing an impressive second place.  […]

Superb sponsorship news from SAP!

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We have some fantastic news to share this week – SAP has agreed a sponsorship deal with Exchange and Empower! The generous contribution from SAP takes our committed funds to US$21,000, around two-thirds of our total budget for the year.   The SAP sponsorship package will cover the athletes’ flights to Hong Kong to participate […]

May 2018 update

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A lot has been happening this month and our athletes have been very busy learning, training, and racing. Earlier this month, Humi once again achieved an outstanding duathlon result, winning the National South Asian Duathlon Championships. Meanwhile, in trail running, Chhechi was able to participate against top-class competition in the World Trail Running Championships in […]

Keilem Ng in SCMP

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Keilem Ng, founder of Hong Kong Trail Running Women, who is working with Mira Rai on Exchange and Empower, was recently interviewed about her work and projects in the South China Morning Post. Find out more about one of the key players behind this initiative and her unconventional journey towards becoming a social entrepreneur here. […]

Chhechi Sherpa Rai to represent Nepal in Trail World Championships 2018

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Exchange and Empower athlete Chhechi Sherpa Rai has secured a spot in the Trail World Championships in Spain later this month after administrative hurdles. Chhechi’s visa application to travel to Spain was initially denied. To appeal the decision, Chhechi travelled in person to the Spanish embassy in Delhi. She took with her reference letters from […]

April 2018 update

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Now that our athletes have been chosen, the hard work has begun! Sunmaya, Chhechi, Rashila and Chhoki all took part in Trail Running Nepal’s Stupa to Stupa 54 km trail race on 24th March. Not only did they sweep the board in the women’s category, claiming the top 4 places, but Sunmaya won the event […]