Campaign 2016 Goal – We Raised $20K by December 5th! – World Soil Day

Our 2016 fundraising campaign is wrapping up,

and we are beyond grateful to all of you who have supported our work in Nepal and donated to its continuation. We have exceeded our goal by more than $5000 and are thrilled that this will enable us to expand our projects and take more children into our children's homes. This campaign page will be live for another week, so if you are still inclined to donate, please scroll below to our wish list.

Thank-you and Namaste!


 Raise $20K by December 5th - World Soil Day

My name is Zachary Barton and I am a Canadian who has been living in Nepal for the last 13 years.  I design and run programs to help communities in Nepal develop sustainably, especially focusing on improving communities capacity to care for children. 

I’m here because I need your support…

In 2003 I came to Nepal to volunteer with an organization called Prisoners Assistance Nepal, which works inside the prisons and cares for children whose parents are in prison.  I came to teach and help these kids, but in the end it was me who ended up getting schooled.

The children I worked with taught me a lot about life and inspired me to work with communities to design solutions for some of the most serious problems facing society.  At the Kamala Foundation we use Permaculture as a model, allowing us to develop programs which are both appropriate and community-centered. 

We focus on getting results.

Since the Kamala Foundation started in 2005, we have:

  • Started two sustainable children's homes providing full-time care for 22 children
  • Opened Almost Heaven Farm, a resource and training center for rural communities
  • Grown and provided over 50 metric tons of organic grains, fruits and vegetables
  • Provided another 2000 tons of locally sourced foods including rice, meat, milk, fruits and vegetables through our Food Security program. 

Donation Stats to Date

  • 1 Campaign
  • $54,178.00 Donated
  • 81 Donors

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Energy is the last video in the series for our Fundraiser, become the observer in the daily life of our friends in Nepal

Thanks to our friends at #frozencactus for creating these videos 









In the spring of 2015 Nepal was devastated by a series of

earthquakes and aftershocks.

The Kamala Foundation was on the ground immediately and supported the emergency relief efforts with:

  • 4320 volunteer hours contributed by both foreign and local helpers
  • $38,400 worth of relief materials distributed (food, plastic tarps, tin roofing, solar panels, water filters, blankets and clothes)
  • Provided relief in five villages in the worst affected districts (Dhading, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk)
  • Distributed materials to 534 households/families

All Canadian Donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE  


The Kamala Foundation has committed itself to a sustained response to help communities recover after the earthquakes.  With our partners we created the Recovery Through Resilience program using permaculture to help two villages recover from the damage occurred and become even more resilient to future challenges.

Thank you to all who have supported us over the years.  It takes a community to raise a child and you are all part of ours.

If you believe that your donation can make a difference and that there are solutions to the problems that we are all facing, then please support the Kamala Foundation in it’s efforts;

“Building Sustainable Communities that Care for Children in Nepal”




Reward Levels from your generous Donations



  1. Midwest Contracting

  2. Wayne and Marilyn Niddrie

  3. michael Miller

  4. Anonymous

  5. Tara Geiger

  6. Aileen Ong

  7. Megan Ironside

  8. Funding Match by Home Depot Calgary

  9. Don Fung

  10. Annice Polacsik



$50 - Flowers – We will plant flowers at the new Sustainable Childrens Home in your name!

$100 – Trees – We will plant a tree and the new Sustainable Childrens Home in your name!

$500 – Organic Stuff – We will send you something organic and tasty from Almost Heaven Farm!