Ten Friends is committed to using donor money efficiently. Rand and Mark spent a lot of time early on identifying key people in Nepal – Sunita at Himalayan Education Center and Dinesh at Hopeful Home Orphanage – who could be trusted to run quality programs in a cost efficient manner.  Whether it is money is spent on books, schooling, clothing, food or travel, we raise the money locally and deliver it directly to our projects.

Our administrative expenses are minimal.  We have no paid staff, some fundraising expenses for various events throughout the year plus some modest bookkeeping/tax preparation expenses, but we try to practice the Nepali trait of frugality!

We hope you will consider contributing to Ten Friends, in any amount that is meaningful to you. Your donations to Ten Friends are tax-deductible (EIN# 30-0284653).

What can your support purchase?

Your donation, large or small, can be used to help meet critical needs in Nepal. Here is a brief list of some of the needs and their approximate costs.

  Library Books $20
  Mattress and Bedding $40
  Stretcher $75
  Bunk Bed for Orphanage $150
  Water Filter $200
  Student Sponsorship for One Year $264
  HEC Teacher Training Sponsorship for One Year $1,000

There are, of course, many more needs not listed above. Your donation of any size is greatly appreciated and will be put to good use. Thank you!

Travel Expenses:

If you would like to make a donation specifically to offset our travel expenses to Nepal this would be very welcome and appreciated. You can specify this on the donation form or the Network for Good website (see below).

Donation Options:

If you wish to donate, there are several ways you can do this. You can use your credit card or Pay Pal, or you can send us a check or money order.

Credit Card or Pay Pal

Click the link below to make a credit card or Pay Pal donation through Network for Good. Their form allows you to designate your gift to a particular project, make a monthly recurring gift, and receive records for your taxes. We would be especially grateful for monthly sustaining donations through Network for Good. These can be for student sponsorships ($22 per month to sponsor a student) or any of our other projects. Thank you so much for your generosity!


Check or Money Order

Please print out and complete the Donation Information Form (You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer. If you don’t have it you can download it free.)
Make your check payable to Ten Friends Project and mail it along with the donation form to:

Ten Friends Project
PO Box 868
Sisters, OR 97759, USA

For all donations, no matter the amount, we will send you a receipt you can use for tax purposes. If you have questions about donations to Ten Friends, please contact Mark at (541) 280-7778 or email us from the Contact Us page.

We thank you for your interest and support of Ten Friends!