Today and Tomorrow: You Can Make a Difference for Prerana



Prerana Khaling - 18 - Pawai - effectLast December, we brought you 31 Stories of Hope from the girls living and studying at our Solukhumbu Girls Hostel in Nepal. Girls like Prerana, who will graduate from grade 12 this spring and hopes to continue her studies at the new hostel we are currently building, where she will pursue a Bachelor’s degree and her dream of becoming a businesswoman. Growing up as one of six siblings to parents who got by on subsistence farming, Prerana knows the value of education. “Education is the best gift you can receive,” she says. “It helps you grow into a better person.”

It only takes one donor to make a difference for girls like Prerana, and today and tomorrow you can make that difference.

Today, if you’re in Denver, we hope you will join us for a casual and fun event at The Ginn Mill on Larimer Street between 5:30 and 10 p.m., as we will receive 100% of the sales from the evening! Learn more and RSVP.

Tomorrow, we will participate in Colorado Gives Day, a day to celebrate philanthropy in Colorado. Every contribution made to Edge of Seven on Colorado Gives Day will be increased by a $1 Million Dollar incentive fund, and donations can be made in advance! Simply click here, and choose CO Gives Day as your donation type. A contribution of just $50 will help earn a spot for a girl in a classroom in Nepal.

Your contributions will bring light to the lives of the 40 girls through the precious gift of education.

As always, we thank you for your support!

Shop, Schmooze, and Make a Difference

It’s December, and we’ve got some exciting events on the horizon for this week and the rest of the month!

Recently, we announced that Threads Worldwide is supporting Edge of Seven through Thursday, Dec. 4th this week! If you haven’t already, make sure to shop online at to have your holiday shopping support our mission to create access to education, health, and economic opportunities for girls, women, and rural communities across the globe!

Simply enter ‘Edge of 7’ in the ‘Hostess Email/Fundraiser Code’ box in the ‘billing informathtion’ section of the check out process and your Threads purchases will come full circle.
Also, if you’re in Denver, please save the date for this coming Monday, December 8th from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., when Edge of Seven will be the beneficiary of The Ginn Mill’s Make a Difference Monday. We will get 100% of sales from the bar, so please come join us for a drink. We cannot think of an easier way to give back! RSVP here or just come by. (And please invite your friends!)
And, last, next Tuesday is Colorado Gives Day, and we’re excited to participate this year because for the first time ever all CO Gives Day donations to Edge of Seven will be increased through a $1 million incentive fund. Donations must be made on Colorado Gives Day or scheduled in advance. Visit Edge of Seven’s CO Gives page to schedule your donation today!
Your support of Edge of Seven through all of these events will help provide more access to education and empowering resources for girls, women, and rural communities across the globe. Thank you for being part of the Edge of Seven family!

Today We Begin Four Weeks of Giving

Today, on #GivingTuesday, we kick off Four Weeks of Giving.

In honor of the Girls, Women, and Rural Communities (#GWRC) we work with across the globe, every Tuesday this month we’ll be sharing news and stories about the initiatives we support in Nepal, Kenya, and soon to be Nicaragua.

Initiatives that create access to education, health, and economic opportunities, like our Solukhumbu University Girls Hostel in Nepal, which is currently under construction and will support 20 girls pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in its inaugural year.

Initiatives like the Naro Moru Women’s Resource Center, which we plan to build in Kenya, that will provide community space and access to a marketplace for more than 500 women entrepreneurs.

Initiatives like the Sreejana School in Nicaragua, which will one day offer a Pre K-11 English immersion education to 500 students in a region where uneducated individuals struggle to find meaningful employment.

This #GivingTuesday, we ask for your support so that we can drive forward even more meaningful partnerships with communities like those mentioned above.

Consider what your donations can do:

  • $50 purchases 25 earthbags to construct a wall of a girls dorm
  • $100 buys a door or a window frame for a school classroom
  • $500 purchases enough earthbags to build an entire school classroom
On this #GivingTuesday, will you consider supporting the girls, women, and rural communities we work with across the globe by making a donation of $50 or more?
Your contributions make this work possible. Thank you for all of your support!

Shop Threads Worldwide and Support Edge of Seven!

Edge of Seven is partnering with Threads Worldwide to raise money to support access to education and empowerment for girls, women, and rural communities in the developing world. Threads provides women in the US a way to make money and a difference by selling handmade jewelry from women’s groups in 11 developing countries.  Like us, Threads mission is to empower women and girls around the world.
For the next THREE days, Threads is donating 25% of all sales generated through Edge of Seven supporters (that’s you!) to support our mission to create access to empowering resources for girls, women, and rural communities across the globe.  Not only does 25% come back to us, but you can feel good about what you buy because Threads’ items are handmade by women helping them to educate, cloth and feed their families.
Pull out those shopping lists and make your purchases and win-win-win for the holidays.
Simply shop online at and enter ‘Edge of 7’ in the ‘Hostess Email/Fundraiser Code’ box in the ‘billing information’ section of the check out process and your purchases will come full circle.
Thank you for your support!

From Us to You – Thanks.

Tomorrow, many of us will gather with our friends and family to give thanks for another year.

At Edge of Seven, we will be giving many thanks to all of our friends, like you, who have supported us over the years and helped transform our small, grassroots nonprofit into a thriving for-impact organization that has now touched the lives of more than 10,000 girls, women, and individuals living in rural, developing communities in Nepal and Kenya.

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Individuals like Akim, a health teacher in the village of Kaku, who for years taught children in a dilapidated classroom while worrying the students might get injured by a piece of falling stone, but now, with improved infrastructure, teaches without fear.

Girls like Nimdita in Nepal, who attends higher secondary school after scoring well on her school exams – her high scores a direct result of countless nights studying by candlelight.

Women like Margaret in Kenya, who grew up in a remote community with 11 siblings and went to bed hungry most nights of her childhood. Margaret also persevered and, now a mother herself, she is a respected community leader that brings hope to all around her.

We couldn’t reach individuals like Akim, Margaret, and Nimdita without friends like you.

So from the bottom of our hearts, we say thank you.

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Breaking Ground on the Solukhumbu Girls’ University Hostel

This month, we’re excited to announce that ground has broken on the Solukhumbu Girls’ University Hostel that we are supporting in Salleri, Nepal! This six-room, earthbag building will host 20 girls who are pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in its inaugural year, and it will be built adjacent to the existing dormitory we completed with our local partners in 2011, which hosts 40 girls pursuing a higher secondary educations in grades 11 and 12.







In most villages in the Solukhumbu District, students aren’t able to access school after grade 10. With higher secondary schools located only in the district capital of Salleri and the village of Basa, providing gender-appropriate, safe housing for girls is crucial to increase their chances of accessing higher education.

outlook of hostel

We look forward to bringing you more news as the building progresses, and send a big thank you to our local partners, volunteers, and everyone who has supported this initiative!


Save the Date for Girl Power 2014!

Save the Date, Friends!

girl imageEdge of Seven will be hosting our annual fall fundraiser, Girl Power!, on Thursday, Oct. 9th from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Posner Center for International Development in Denver. We have some exciting things planned for the evening program and want to send a huge thank you to our early sponsors, LUSH Cosmetics and Oz Architecture!

Tickets will be available at the door and online for purchase at the beginning of September, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, if you would like to get involved with the event as an event sponsor, a member of our Events Committee, or a donor to our silent and live auctions, please let us know today!

Want to Sponsor Girl Power! 2014 and gain exposure to for your organization to Edge of Seven’s extended network around the world? Download the 2014 Edge of Seven Event Sponsorship form and Email Us today!

Want to contribute an item to our auctions? Awesome! Download our Auction Item Donation Form and send us an email!

Want to join our Events Committee? The more the merrier! Just reach out to our Events Manager, Tamara at

See you all on October 9th!