The Yak that gives back!

Merry Christmas from AHF and our partner Kathmandu!

Throughout December this year, all Kathmandu stores will be taking donations for the Australian Himalayan Foundation. Every dollar given in Australia will go to the AHF to support our programs in Nepal – our kids’ scholarships, our health programs, our teacher training and quality education program and the rebuild of schools which continues to be a priority.

To reward givers for their generosity, Kathmandu has commissioned Nepalese artist and AHF Art Award recipient Shraddha Shrestha to design a stunning Christmas card. Every person who donates $5 or more will receive one of the cards, while stocks last.

And in specific Kathmandu stores, every person who donates $10 or more will be rewarded with a gorgeous Christmas yak (while stocks last). These delightful little tree ornaments (pictured above) have been especially handmade by a group of artisan craft producers in Nepal. This makes them a unique Christmas ornament for your tree that will remind you of the Himalaya, and the difference you make by being an AHF supporter.

Last year our bookmark campaign in partnership with Kathmandu raised over $25,000 which Kathmandu generously matched, proving that if we work together, small actions and small donations can make a big difference. We are so thrilled to once again be able to partner with Kathmandu to give something back to the region that so inspires their customers and staff.

You can find the list of stores that stock the Christmas Yak here.


May the season treat you lightly, may you have all you need, and may you find a little bit of room in your heart for the people of the Himalaya.


  • Gerald Heng
    Posted at 04:40h, 01 December Reply

    Good afternoon,
    I’m very happy to know that the AHF exists to help the people of Nepal.

    As a new resident in Sydney, I’m keen to collaborate with such efforts in Australia as I have been doing some of this on my own since I volunteered as a Business Advisor with a Canadian NGO that managed the Micro-Credit Project for women in 1998. It was funded by the Norwegian and the Japanese governments but administered through the Asian Development Bank and the Central Bank of Nepal.

    I have since moved on and doing stuff on my own, particularly through my small cashmere enterprise. I’m closely associated with the country and am quite familiar with what’s going on as I maintain close ties with them since 1998, and having adopted a family there.

    Please let me know how I can assist or how we can collaborate. Thank you.

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