Helping Kilimanjaro Porters

Kilimanjaro Porter

Kilimanjaro Porters carry heavy loads with poor equipment

Thanks to Julia for posting this information.  If you aren't aware already, the Porters on Kilimanjaro are really the lifeblood of the climb and make it possible for so many people to have the adventure of a lifetime.  But every year porters die from exposure because of inadequate equipment.
The Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project (KPAP) is dedicated to improving the working conditions of Tanzanian porters by equipping, educating and empowering them.  Now they've partnered with Rainier Mountaineering Inc. (RMI) in the United States to collect 10,000 pieces of mountain clothing and gear for Kilimanjaro porters. The clothing drive, entitled “10,000 for 2010” is underway through October 1 with donations currently being accepted at RMI’s base camp below Mt. Rainier in Ashford, WA.
Items can be dropped off at RMI’s base camp or shipped to:
10,000 for 2010
c/o RMI Expeditions
30027 SR 706 East
Ashford, WA 98304
All donations are tax deductible in accordance with KPAP/IMEC 501(c)(3) status. For more information on the drive or to support other KPAP projects please visit: http://www.kiliporters.org/clothing_drive.php.
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