The Jagat Lama Story
Feature documentary is currently in post production and seeking finishing funds to bring the full length film to a global audience.
With still photography by: Sean O'Connor
A Journey Back To His Roots
Jagat takes us to his childhood home only to discover remanence of his past and a chance to sit where his father's wish was first spoken
Independent Trekking Guide Cooperative
Knowing that trekking guides deserved a fair wage and could collectively support the work in Kumari, Jagat started the Cooperative to accomplish a social enterprise. Through this effort, Jagat was able to share the Kumari story with every client and invite them to his home.
A Clinic is Built
The first goal was a Woman's Skill Center. When you empower the women, you empower the village. From there, the youth began to thrive with the opening of the first school. Jagat and his team began to identify key youth of promise and scholarship them to Kathmandu to study healthcare. Meanwhile, a clinic was being established for those same youth to return and serve their community with up to date medical resources and knowledge.
First Day of Healthcare
When the clinic opened, there was a large celebration, with people trekking from miles away to receive treatment for medical conditions large and small.
On April 25th 2015, Nepal suffered an earthquake measuring 7.8 magnitude. Kumari is located at the quakes epicenter.
Rebirth and Rebuild
Having triumphed in the face of adversity for generations, Jagat and his team waste no time in reclaiming what they worked so hard to build.