Anil Maharjan: A Young Professional Change Maker Year 2015
A typical busy professional, 23-years-old Anil Maharjan juggles his work with PwC being an Auditor and with various extracurricular activities, such as playing soccer with his office team, helping to set up a youth program and running cross-country. What sets Anil apart from other young professionals is his passion for helping others. From an early age Anil enrolled with the local boys scout and have worked with many community projects to do volunteer work. Now, he continues his volunteer work at full-blast.
When Anil learned about the plight of the Nepali people following the earthquake in April, he wanted to something. He began a digital fundraiser through FONNJ with the idea that any amount he could raise would help to build houses in Nepal. He worked with his friends to help to create the Homes of Hope- Nepal Project to build 1000 homes and provide $100,000 dollars worth of micro loan project as well as set up an open library system in Nepal where more than 100,000 students are displaced.
Anil is taking one month sabbatical from the PricewaterhouseCoppers to go to Nepal in March of 2016 to help build houses and set up other logistics to help Nepalese people. There are more than 500,000 houses being destroyed, 1 million children without school and 2.8 million people displaced in April earthquake. He plans to continue and expand his campaign for Nepal Relief, to provide aid to the Nepalese people as they rebuild their lives. Please visit http://www.theashapproejct.org to learn and support the project.
As of 2021, we have completed more than $500,000 worth of projects in Nepal in cooperation with various Rotary clubs and with the support from the Friends of Nepal-NJ.