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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

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

I’ve served on Edge of Seven’s Board of Directors since the organization’s founding and have also been fortunate enough to volunteer on three Edge of Seven school building projects in Nepal. The work this organization is doing to create more opportunities for girls in the developing world is truly inspiring. Edge of Seven is not afraid to be innovative in finding and delivering solutions to rural areas where girls are in need, and it’s an organization that holds close the value that each project it engages in must be sustainable. From the building materials used for the infrastructure it supports to choosing local in-country partners who will provide consistent and necessary support through programming and scholarship assistance, Edge of Seven is committed to finding lasting ways to make a real and meaningful difference in the lives of girls across the globe. In addition, through its volunteer programs, Edge of Seven helps individuals from the Western world broaden their horizons and open themselves up to powerful personal change.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Volunteering as a board member for Edge of Seven has been an extremely rewarding and enriching experience. Erin (founder) is an incredibly dynamic and driven woman and one I admire immensely for following her dreams to do something meaningful in the world. The staff at Edge of Seven are equally driven and passionate about making Eo7's mission a reality and work tirelessly day in and day out. Great organization, great group of people and even greater mission to empower, educate and enrich the lives of girls in developing countries.


Board Member

Rating: 5

In the fall of 2009, I escaped the daily grind of Boston for the remote villages of Asia. I had worked for seven years in educational travel, helping teachers and students expand the walls of their classrooms, and I was the definition of comfortable. Good job, nice living, and yet, restless.

I set off for Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand to volunteer with community based organizations for five months. I wanted to push my own limits in order to grow, to learn, and to find inspiration.

The experience changed me. I woke up.

I saw poverty. I lived in its midst. I understood, for the first time, the challenges of a life without electricity, water, or education. And yet, I also knew that at any moment I could leave.

I saw strength. I met women who carried their families and villages on their backs. I learned from adolescent girls who fight every day for the opportunity to sit in a school. I was humbled.

With clarity, I discovered that the primary difference between myself and a woman in a rural village in any developing country. GEOGRAPHY. I am from the U.S. My days are filled with opportunity, promise, and hope. The days of a woman in the developing world are much different. They are filled with exhaustion, uncertainty, and fear. It’s simply an accident or blessing of latitude.

I created Edge of Seven as a united front against poverty. I founded the nonprofit to encourage Westerners to step off the beaten path so we all understand the challenges that face our world. I launched Edge of Seven because I believe it’s time for social change. I hope that you will join me.