Book: Ama Dablam Expedition with João Garcia - profit to NGO in Nepal
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Book: Ama Dablam Expedition with João Garcia - profit to NGO in Nepal

This book was born out of a willingness to help and make known a little of the spirit lived on a mountain climbing expedition in Nepal and its welcoming people.

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    475 backers

  • 23/07/2021

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This book was born out of a willingness to help and make known a little of the spirit lived on a mountain climbing expedition in Nepal and its welcoming people.

This is a bilingual PT / ENG book for all ages, which tells in a simple way, the story of an expedition to Ama Dablam.

The book is an author's edition (limited to 500 copies), has 56 pages and 20 watercolors done by artist Mariola Landwoska.

The story is told by the climber João Garcia, who has been on the summit of Ama Dablam twice and who considers this mountain one of the ten most beautiful in the world.

The book unveils the itinerary of tourists and climbers who trek the Khumbu valley, the same path they travel to Mount Everest base camp.

Why support the Nepalese NGO Khumbila Foundation?

In the 2015 earthquake, João Garcia was in Nepal and with this NGO helped to distribute essential goods to the local population. Now, this book is intended to help those who live from work on the mountain, as guides and porters.

About the author

Authors

Climber João Garcia , has been to Nepal more than 40 times.

“I dedicate this book to that country where I have already lived so many fantastic moments.
I have climbed mountains all over the globe but Nepal will always be my favorite place, due to the quantity and beauty of its mountains. In addition, I have many friends there who are like family. "

Maria Inês Guise , passionate about the outdoor and has been to Nepal 4 times.

"I have great pleasure in active travels and Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me. I think it is very important to draw everyone's attention to its preservation, as well as to the proper use of its resources. In addition, Nepal has a very welcoming people and an enchantment that fills us. Whenever I return from there, I come with a full heart and soul. ”

We would like to thank to the friends who contributed with ideas and helped in the realization of this book: Túlio Coelho, for his patience and for his tireless work of pagination and editing; Mariola Landwoska for the beautiful illustrations; Aurélio Faria for the final revision of the text; Henrique Pereira and Lisa Vaz, for their contribution to translation; Camilo Oliveira from the publishing company "Novas Coordenadas", for his enthusiasm and support for the cause and also to Mafalda Guise, Alexandra Coelho, Silvia Ping, Matilde Cardoso, José Macieira, Diogo Sant'Ana and Sandra Nobre.

Budget and due dates

This campaign will run for about 60 days since the approval by PPL platform.

The amount we are asking for, 4,200 Eur, only covers editing costs, so we want to exceed it!

Only from this amount do we truly begin to be able to donate to the Khumbila Foundation in Nepal.

Your donations will be distributed as follows:

3,812.55 Eur - For editing costs (graphics, translation and illustrations) and postage.

387.45 Eur - PPL Commission.

The remaining amount raised will be donated to the NGO Khumbila Foundation in Nepal.

Thank you, Namaste.

 

  • I just want to help

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    I just want to help

    We are grateful for your support and wish you to enjoy and protect the environment. Namaste.

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  • I want to pick up a book in a store in Porto or Lisbon.

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    I want to pick up a book in a store in Porto or Lisbon.

    Thank you so much for supporting this cause and interest in the book. We hope you like it and that this book will inspire you to enjoy nature more. Namaste. Send an email to amadablambook@gmail.com if you want the book autographed by climber João Garcia and indicate the name you want on the dedication. Also indicate in which store you want the book, whether in Porto or Lisbon. Store in Porto: The North Face Store Porto Praça Trindade, 128. 4000-235 Porto Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm Shop in Lisbon: Papa-Léguas Rua Conde de Sabugosa 3F; 1700-115 Lisbon Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm Note: do not stop by the store before receiving an email confirm that your copy is already there.

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  • I want you to send me a book by mail. I live in Portugal, mainland or Islands

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    I want you to send me a book by mail. I live in Portugal, mainland or Islands

    Thank you very much for supporting this cause and for your interest in the book. We hope you will like it and enjoy the beauties of Mother Nature. If you haven't been to Nepal yet, we're sure you'd like gostar Namaste. Ps: if you want the book autographed by climber João Garcia, please indicate the name you want in the dedication.

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    272 backers

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  • I want you to send me a book by mail. I live in the European Union.

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    I want you to send me a book by mail. I live in the European Union.

    Thank you very much for supporting this cause and for your interest in the book. We hope you like it and maybe inspire you to visit Nepal! Namaste. Ps: if you want the book autographed by climber João Garcia, please indicate the name you want in the dedication.

    42 backers

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  • I want you to send me 2 books by mail. I live in Portugal, mainland or islands

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    I want you to send me 2 books by mail. I live in Portugal, mainland or islands

    Thank you very much for your contribution and also for the initiative to share this book with someone special for you :-) Namaste. Ps: if you want the book autographed by climber João Garcia, please indicate the name you want in the dedication.

    Shipping included (to Portugal)

    36 backers

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  • An original watercolor used in the book, chosen by purchase order. Delivered by hand, in Lisbon or Porto.

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    An original watercolor used in the book, chosen by purchase order. Delivered by hand, in Lisbon or Porto.

    Thank you very much for your contribution to this cause. The watercolor will be delivered to you by João Garcia, at a place and date to be agreed, in Lisbon or Porto. Before making the donation, to find out if the watercolor you want is still available, send us an email to: amadablambook@gmail.com or you can see the watercolors available in the PDF at "documents". Namaste.

    19 backers

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Mon, 26/07/2021 - 20:27

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 09:59

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

23/07/2021

Campaign ended

The campaign successfully raised the initial target

Tue, 08/06/2021 - 15:46

Porque tudo o que é dado com amor vale o dobro!

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  • João Garcia

    Porque tudo o que é dado com amor vale o dobro!

    Boa tarde,
    Agradecemos a todos o vosso apoio nesta campanha, todas as contribuições são importantes porque tudo o que é dado com amor vale o dobro!
    Quem efetuou uma doação recebeu um email de amadablambook (arroba) gmail.com a agradecer e a perguntar a morada para quem pediu o envio da recompensa por correio, ou a loja na qual pretendem levantar a recompensa.
    Pedimos que respondam ao email, pois embora tivessem preenchido a vossa morada ao registarem-se na plataforma PPL, estas informações não são dadas ao promotor, devido à legislação de proteção de dados.
    Uma vez que houve doações anonimas (em que não temos sequer acesso aos emails), aproveitamos este momento para lhes agradecer o apoio.
    Obrigado. Namaste.
    João Garcia

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  • João Garcia

    A gratidão é a memória do coração.

    Olá,
    Atingimos o valor mínimo que necessitávamos de alcançar para passarmos o “ponto de não retorno” na plataforma da PPL. Isto quer dizer que este valor cobre os custos da produção dos 500 livros e a comissão da PPL e que a partir de agora, todo o valor que conseguirmos angariar será enviado para o Nepal.

    Como promotor sinto-me grato pela vossa ajuda e desde já o meu Obrigado. Perante a vossa solidariedade gostaria de pedir-vos mais um esforço, o de divulgar o link da PPL pelos vossos amigos e conhecidos para conseguirmos duplicar este valor e esgotarmos todos os livros disponíveis.

    A maior indústria do Nepal é o turismo e este tempo de Pandemia “retirou” o único sustento de muitas famílias. Em 2015 depois do terramoto, colaborei com a ONG Khumbila Foundation na distribuição de ferramentas, pregos, arame, toldos e bens alimentares essenciais. Da mesma maneira que os Nepaleses recuperaram do terramoto, tenho a certeza de que também vão recuperar desta Pandemia, mas esta transição será mais fácil com todo o tipo de ajuda exterior. Esta será a nossa.
    Namaste.
    João Garcia

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  • FILIPE ALVES

    Parabéns!

    Bom dia, Parabéns ao João Garcia por mais uma excelente iniciativa quer na forma, quer na função e intenção. É com enorme prazer que apoio este projecto e qguardo com entusiasmo pelo chegar do livro ;)

    Um abraço,

    P.S. seria possível que o João assina-se e com dedicatória para a minha filha recém-nascida (Violeta Slobodchikova Alves)? Obrigado.

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