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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Edge of Seven generates awareness and volunteer support for projects that invest in education, health, and economic opportunity for girls in developing countries. We empower girls by supporting initiatives that are locally driven, community focused, and sustainable. It is our goal to make a measurable difference in the areas that we serve through a chain of dedicated volunteers over time.

Results: Salleri Girls Hostel - In 2011 we completed a hostel for 40 girls in the Everest Region of Nepal. The hostel is a safe and affordable housing option for approximately 40 college-bound girls from rural areas where higher education is not accessible. Purdu Water Project, 2011 - In collaboration with the village of Purdu, Edge of Seven and our Nepali Project Partner, The Small World, introduced basic sanitation concepts to the village, including a community water supply, filters and tanks and 8 taps.

Target demographics: Women and girls

Geographic areas served: Nepal

Programs: Help build a school or water supply in Nepal! Or sign up for a trek to drive social impact in Nepal's Everest region! Edge of Seven invests in projects that improve education, health and economic opportunity for girls in developing communities. We support locally driven, community focused, sustainable initiatives by bringing awareness and volunteer support. Edge of Seven creates fun, but challenging adventures. We do this by offering a diverse array of projects for volunteers to choose from. However, the goal behind each adventure is the same: pushing personal limits in order to improve the lives of girls. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term group programs (often infrastructure projects) to long-term individual placements with one of our partnering NGOs. To learn about upcoming trips or to get involved in the United States visit our website at www.edgeofseven.org/Volunteer.html or email us at info@edgeofseven.org.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I was thoroughly impressed at the quality of Edge of Seven. Going into a foreign country to "volunteer" - well, you hope you're going over to do something good. I was scared - so often non-profits have the best intentions, but lack either the organization or awareness of how to "get stuff done" in a foreign country and don't actually end up accomplishing much. This is NOT The Edge of Seven. Not only are they good at all those things, but they have partner affiliates abroad who were TRULY the best possible partners around. They ensured our safety and comfort, but most importantly, were truly working toward the vision of Edge of Seven and knew perhaps even more deeply than any Westerner could, the importance of what we brought with us. I fell in love with my host family, learned to speak a little Nepali, earned my Sherpa name, and believe it or not, thoroughly enjoyed back-breaking physical labor. If you're thinking about participating, stop thinking, and GO!

Review from Guidestar


Rating: 5

I volunteered with Edge of Seven last fall and had an incredible experience. We helped to build a school that was later completed in January and by doing so engaged in super meaningful work. It was a wonderful cultural experience and when we left it was clear that our participation and the school itself made a huge difference for the village we worked in.


Rating: 5

It's quite amazing to see the reach this young, energetic non-profit has! They are so dedicated to their mission in Nepal, and are making amazing these happen for the education of youth in the rural mountainous regions - especially for those little girls. I was designer on one such project for the past 8 months with Edge of 7, and now that the school is under construction I couldn't be more excited to see it completed. I know the locals are already touched by their dedication. And from the volunteer side of things, Edge of 7 makes it so easy to physically go volunteer throughout the year. I'm so proud of their ongoing growth & success in Nepal!


Rating: 4

Through Edge of Seven, we volunteered for a 2 week trip to the Everest region of Nepal to build a school. The group was well prepared before the event so I felt comfortable that I was prepared when I landed in Kathmandu. While on the project, the group went out of their way to make sure that my needs were met and that this was a great experience. This was the 4th project Edge of Seven has built in Nepal and they have almost all of the wrinkles ironed out. Overall, this was a memorable and eye-opening experience and I am very impressed with the organizational skills of this group. A first class organization.

Review from Guidestar