Namaste, Hello !
Friends of Dhorpatan Chekok Alu wishes you a wonderful year 2018 ! Full of generosity and love ! And we hope to hear from you throughout the new year !
Super-Alu alias Super-Potato is joining his voice:
Happy New Year to all !
The year 2017 had been filled with many things !
After a successful potato tasting in Bangkok, Thailand, we started to export potatoes of Nepal in gourmet restaurants of this city ! For now, orders have been suspended while waiting for an export agent, but will resume as soon as possible !
We participated in numerous events during the year. The more significant remain the microDON fundraising event in October and the Special Nepal Collection in December within five shops simultaneously. The microDON structure allowed us to organise this large-scale campaign ! In these occasions, we collected more than 3800€, a unique record for Friends of Dhorpatan !
Moreover, the fundraising events enabled the association to engage in new partnerships, especially with Unis-cité, in order to recruit volunteers: for the December operation, 26 young people of Unis-Cité volunteered out of 50 volunteers as a whole.
Three youngsters of Unis-Cité have now joined us for a one-year internship, Léa, Samir et Idally, as well as Dalila for organisational matters.
Prospection to export Dhorpatan potatoes to Asia continues of course in 2018 more than ever ! We are currently studying interesting cases in Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan and Dubai. And the funds collected in 2017 will empower us to deliver this task, finding qualified carriers and achieving administrative issues.
We wish a wonderful year to you all ! And we thank you so much for your incredible support in 2017, that will not be missing out in 2018 we’re sure.
“In 2018, don’t only think about yourself,
also think about the potatoes of Nepal !”
The Friends of Dhorpatan team