Adventure travel provider Exodus Travels has announced the new Travel Agents Light Up Nepal initiative, which will see the company donate NOKERO solar lights to Nepalese families affected by the devastating April 2015 earthquake on behalf of travel agents.
For every travel agent who subscribes to Exodus’ trade e-newsletter, joins Exodus’ Agent Facebook Group or shares Exodus’ recent Nepal: One Year On video, the tour operator will donate one solar light to an affected family. The lights will aid the tens of thousands of Nepalese facing a second monsoon season living in temporary housing, camps and tents without electricity, Exodus said.
The campaign will run through May 6.
After hearing about the earthquake last April, Exodus took immediate action and launched its Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, which has fundraised over $376,000 to date. More than 3,500 individuals donated to the relief fund, a portion of which has gone towards the building, staffing and maintenance of Exodus’ medical camp in remote Thulopatel village. One year later, Exodus sent their videographer Olly Pemberton to the camp to capture the stories and sights of a country on the road to recovery. The video is available to watch here.