Our Story

Our journey starts on a dry riverbed in the foothills of the Himalayas, where one young woman decided to help one young girl, hoping to make one small difference. In the blink of an eye – and with a lot of hard work from a lot of people – that hope turned into a home, a school and so much more. Kopila Valley was born and soon blossomed into BlinkNow, a nonprofit foundation serving an ever-growing, ever-inspiring community in Surkhet, Nepal. Our history is an unlikely tale. Our mission is all about the children and women of Kopila Valley. Our team is built from within and getting stronger. We’ve already done so much together. Now is the time to get involved and add your voice. This story is only just beginning.

Our History

Our History

How did we go from a teenager with a backpack to a successful foundation and beacon of hope for the children and women of Kopila Valley? By planting a seed at the source of the problem and growing deep roots within the community.

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Our Mission

We focus on building community, through caring for children, education, healthcare, empowerment, and sustainability.

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Our Mission

Our Team

Our Team

Our team is 90% Nepali, 10% from the rest of the world, and 100% remarkable. Teachers. Health professionals. Amazing “aunties” and “uncles.” Support staff. Construction crew. All joined by dedicated Kopila Fellows and led by our co-founders and board members.

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