Kshama Fernandes

Kshama Fernandes, IFMR Trust, India, will be climbing TK Rongai route to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro beginning 22nd June 2013. The proceeds from her climb will go to the children at Korogwe Orphange in Tanzania and the children at St. Mary’s Home in Kerala, India.

” I grew up by the seaside in Goa, along white sands carresed by sparkling waves. Mountains seemed so far removed from my world – distant and unattainable. That’s perhaps why they seemed so fascinating. Over the years, my romance with the mountains led me from the Shivalik range in the Indian Himalayas to the Everest range in Nepal. I discovered that every mountain – big or small, snow-covered or barren – is beautiful in its own way. I also discovered that its the journey that really counts. Every mountain has a story to tell the climber – a story about courage and valor, about grit and determination, about freedom and responsibility. And sometimes about failure and acceptance.

In a way, children are like the mountains. Each child is beautiful in its own way, if we let it be. A sparkle in the eyes and a smile on the face is all it takes to unleash that beauty. Simple as it may sound, hundreds of thousands of children in the world today are deprived of this. I would like to attempt Mount Kilimanjaro in honor of such children. Do join me on my climb. Together we can add a few more sparkling eyes and smiling faces to the world”

 

This campaign closed, having raised USD 3,780 for charity.

31 Comments

  1. Ehrli & Ehrwin from Goa has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Go for it mum!! Ehrli & Ehrwin”

  2. AL from Paris has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Allez. Ksha, ça monte : vers un succès de plus ! “

  3. Peter from München / Germany has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Viel Glück ! Mein Rat: runter geht’s schneller als rauf.”

  4. Manguesh Kanago from Indonesia has sponsored $250.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  5. Karthik and Zeena from Hyderabad has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “You really make me super proud. Your passion is indeed inspiring!”

  6. Ksh,you are an inspiration to us all!

  7. Arun Patil from Mumbai has sponsored $50.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Go climb the mountains of compassion………..”

  8. Sivaraman (Siddharth)

    It was a cold morning in Leh (india) at the base camp of our 5 day cycling trip. I was having my breakfast and I see this lady with short hair and backpack walking to the camp-site. I looked at her walk into the registration office and rest of the story is here in my album 🙂
    https://picasaweb.google.com/109108918592078966794/LehLadhak

    We connected pretty well and had some interesting discussions on a wide variety of subjects. It was instant for me.. she became one of my role models in life. There are a very few people who I know, have such accolades to their professional life and still continue doing what they love. Her achievements in adventure sport is commendable too. Now by doing this for a cause, is just taking it to a different height. I wish you all the best and hope you have an awesome time conquering Mt.Kilimanjaro.
    If there is one thing I can ask..it is to add Photography to her already awesome long list of talents…so we can see where you have been 😉

  9. An anonymous donor has just sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “All the very best Kshama; wishing you a great trip and a fulfilled cause! Take care.”

  10. Monika Halan from New Delhi has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Kshama, good luck and so proud of you! Gautam, Monika and Meera.”

  11. Siddharth from Shenzhen has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  12. Joby C O from Thrissur / Chalakudy / Potta has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Hats off to you for your energy and lots of passion! I just can’t tell you how much we admire you and what an inspiration you are to my family. God bless you!”

  13. Nachiket Mor from Yavatmal, India has sponsored $250.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Kshama: you inspire all of us to do more with our lives. “

  14. Jayshree Venkatesan from Chennai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “All the very best Kshama!!!! Am sure you will attain your aim of completing the climb as well as achieve your fund raising goal”

  15. Bindu Ananth from Chennai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “May the trail rise up to meet you Kshama. You make all of us at IFMR proud!”

  16. Brahmanand from Bangalore has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “It is great to see your passion. Best wishes”

  17. Sridhar

    I feel really happy to contribute in a small way to the cause, where Kshama, is investing time, resources and energy. The passion you have for any work is really inspiring. ‘ Happy trekking and Take care’

  18. RJ from Chennai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Its amazing, what you are doing!”

  19. Ashok Ingole from Beed, Maharashtra has sponsored $50.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Hi Kshama, you are always an inspiration to us….wishing all the best.”

  20. An anonymous donor has just sponsored $10.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “”

  21. Nandita from Mumbai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Wow! You continue to inspire – both with your goal and your cause! All the best!! “

  22. Raghavendra Prabhu from Mumbai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  23. Bama from Chennai has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Good luck! We are all with you on this…in spirit :-)”

  24. Remo Fernandes from Siolim has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Hey! One more mountain climbed, one more challenge overcome, just another day in the life of Kshama Kanago! Go girl go!”

  25. Amitalok Budkuley

    Go for it Kshama Mami! Wish you all the best and success in your endeavour!

  26. Sameer Kulkarni from Milwaukee has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Go Kshama! Scale those mountains …… Wishing you the best!!!”

  27. Pravin and Sonali from Pune has sponsored $250.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  28. Ulhas and Meghna Naik from Hockessin, Delaware has sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “Knowing you, it is not surprising that you have ventured to embrace yet another mountainous task. However, this time you have added a layer of icing to your achievement through this fundraising campaign. We are proud to have you as a friend to be part of this noble cause. We wish you good luck and hope you will scale many more peaks in the future.”

  29. Rubal Arora from Ludhiana has sponsored $20.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  30. An anonymous donor has just sponsored $100.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign.

  31. Leo Melamed from Chicago, Illinois 60606 USA has sponsored $1,000.00 towards Kshama Fernandes’s campaign. “You are my hero! Best of luck. Leo”

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