Belmaya Nepali is creating videos to change women's lives in Nepal
2

patrons

$9
per month
Like many girls in Nepal, I missed out on education. When I was 9, my parents died and I had to leave school. Later I went back, but I had to cut grass for the cow in the morning. My teacher would say, 'Your brain is filled with cow dung!' So I gave up school.

By the age of 20, I was married with a baby daughter, and life was almost unbearable. Some days there wasn't a bite to eat. Then I got the opportunity to train in documentary filmmaking. Now I've made two films, which have both been selected for the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2017! My parents would have been so proud of what I've achieved.

I want to keep making films about women to fight injustice in Nepal, but I need a regular income to support my 5-year-old daughter through education. (At the moment I work in catering, chopping vegetables.) 

With your help, I can focus on making films. The way Patreon works is to provide creators like me with a monthly income, enabling us to pursue what we really want to do. If just 20 people pledge $5 a month, I'll reach my first goal.

People don't listen to women in our male-dominated society. We've been silent for too long. I want to change women's lives by telling their stories that would otherwise remain hidden. Your support will help me and other women in Nepal.

Thank you so much.
Love Belmaya
Tiers
Annapurna I
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • The knowledge that you've made a real difference to more than one life in Nepal.
Makalu
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Your name as a valued patron in the credits of my next video!
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Lhotse
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Exclusive access to my first film, Educate Our Daughters, not yet on public release
  • Early access to future videos.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Kanchenjunga
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • 10x8 inch print of one of the images I took aged 14 as part of the My World, My View photo project 
  • Your name in the credits of all my videos
  • Live chat (Nepal's poor broadband permitting!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Everest
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Traditional Nepali meal at my home, cooked by me (the only hitch is you'll have to get yourself to Pokhara)
  • A credit not only in my videos, but in the documentary being made about me, I Am Belmaya
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • The knowledge you're making a huge difference not just to the lives of me and my family, but to other women in Nepal
Goals
$9 of $100 per month
I'll be able to give up my job in catering and concentrate on making films full-time!
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Like many girls in Nepal, I missed out on education. When I was 9, my parents died and I had to leave school. Later I went back, but I had to cut grass for the cow in the morning. My teacher would say, 'Your brain is filled with cow dung!' So I gave up school.

By the age of 20, I was married with a baby daughter, and life was almost unbearable. Some days there wasn't a bite to eat. Then I got the opportunity to train in documentary filmmaking. Now I've made two films, which have both been selected for the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2017! My parents would have been so proud of what I've achieved.

I want to keep making films about women to fight injustice in Nepal, but I need a regular income to support my 5-year-old daughter through education. (At the moment I work in catering, chopping vegetables.) 

With your help, I can focus on making films. The way Patreon works is to provide creators like me with a monthly income, enabling us to pursue what we really want to do. If just 20 people pledge $5 a month, I'll reach my first goal.

People don't listen to women in our male-dominated society. We've been silent for too long. I want to change women's lives by telling their stories that would otherwise remain hidden. Your support will help me and other women in Nepal.

Thank you so much.
Love Belmaya

Recent posts by Belmaya Nepali

Tiers
Annapurna I
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Access to patron-only content
  • The knowledge that you've made a real difference to more than one life in Nepal.
Makalu
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
  • Your name as a valued patron in the credits of my next video!
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Lhotse
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Exclusive access to my first film, Educate Our Daughters, not yet on public release
  • Early access to future videos.
  • Plus all previous rewards.
Kanchenjunga
$25 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
  • 10x8 inch print of one of the images I took aged 14 as part of the My World, My View photo project 
  • Your name in the credits of all my videos
  • Live chat (Nepal's poor broadband permitting!)
  • Plus all previous rewards
Everest
$50 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
  • Traditional Nepali meal at my home, cooked by me (the only hitch is you'll have to get yourself to Pokhara)
  • A credit not only in my videos, but in the documentary being made about me, I Am Belmaya
  • Plus all previous rewards
  • The knowledge you're making a huge difference not just to the lives of me and my family, but to other women in Nepal