Kapua raises funds to help developing countries by climbing mountains. Kapua has collected more than 700 000 euros since 2006 to support people and environment in developing countries. The funds are channelled to destination countries through reliable and well-known Finnish organisations. Kapua has worked together with Finnish organisations such as YLE Helps (founded in 2004 by Finnish Red Cross, Finn Church Act Alliance and Unicef Finland), Save the Children Finland, The Family Federation, Plan and WWF Finland.
Kapua has given over 200 Finnish people the opportunity to participate in international development cooperation. People of Kapua are ordinary people, who have a desire to help and to challenge their own boundaries. Participants are selected through an open search. A group of 20 people will raise funds for the selected destination. The group will travel to their destination country and have an opportunity to see where the collected funds will be spent. During the trip, the group also faces the physical challenge of climbing a mountain.
Kapua is an unforgettable experience for the participants, a “Once in a Lifetime” trip. For companies Kapua offers broad visibility in supporting a good cause. For organizations Kapua is an effective fundraising tool and a channel to highlight the important work that is done in the target countries. However, the main beneficiaries are the people in developing countries, in which conditions will significantly be improved with the help of collected funds.
KAPUA 2017 KYRGYZSTAN
The ninth project, Kapua 2017 Kyrgyzstan raises funds to support education and health in co-operation with The Family Federation, Taksvärkki ry and Kynnys ry. The goal of Kapua 2017 Kyrgyzstan team is to raise a total of 100 000 euros to support education and health in Central Asia and Nepal. In August 2017 the selected group will travel to Kyrgyzstan, where they will get to see in practice how the collected funds are used. Thereafter, the group will climb to Mt. Pesnja Abaya (4 901 m). The personal target for each team member to raise is 4 901 €. Check out the people of Kapua 2017 Kyrgyzstan group.
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