Who can create a Memory Portrait?

Anyone with a love of art and a wish to help someone less fortunate than themselves can create a memory portrait. 

There is no minimum level of artistic ability required to take part. If you lack confidence or there is a younger person who would like to take part, it’s even possible to cut and paste a picture (provided by us) of the child you are helping and create your own beautiful collage around them.

If computer skills are more your thing, you could do a digital edit of the photo to create something with artistic flare.

Memory Portraits

Inspired to get artistic and help a child in need? Contact us here and we'll help you get started!

How can we help you?

We are very happy to offer any help we can. Perhaps we can assist your fundraising by setting up an online fundraising page for you to share - just let us know.

How does it work?

You’re interested in getting involved? Great! So what’s next?

  1. We would love to hear from you so get in touch through our contact form and let us know you’d like to create a Memory Portrait for someone in Nepal. 
  2. We will send you a digital or printed version of a photograph of the person you will be painting (or both), whichever you prefer.
  3. You get creative putting together a magical portrait in any way you please.
  4. Fundraising time! Once the artwork is finished you can use the portrait in any way you like to raise as much as you can for the person you have painted. If there is a certain amount that will help that child most we will let you know. For example, if you’re painting one of the children in our Education Scholarship Program £180 would pay for them to attend school for a whole year!
  5. Keep us updated with how your fundraising is going. We’re more than happy to lend a helping hand with ideas and assistance if needed.
  6. Send us the finished portrait by post. If you would like the child to know a bit about you or wish to send a general letter please include it with the package and we’ll ensure it reaches them.
  7. Send the money you have raised to Himalayan Peoples Project - Nepal. If you are in the UK we would suggest doing this by cheque or direct bank transfer to avoid fees. If you are outside the UK we usually find Paypal is the best option. For more details on all options either email us or check out the donate page on our website. www.hppnepal.com. 
  8. Once we’ve received your artwork and donation we will deliver your artwork to the recipient in Nepal at the next available opportunity.
  9. We will try our best to send you a photo of the child you’ve helped receiving the artwork.

Art Inspiring Hope

Himalayan Peoples Project - Nepal is a small grassroots, UK registered charity (1161620) founded in 2014. We provide carefully selected grassroots and ethical Nepalese organisations with the financial support and professional expertise needed to develop the projects we carefully select to support. 

We aim for empowerment and sustainability in everything we do, wanting to eventually withdraw our support once the projects are able to sustain themselves.

As a small, grassroots charity with voluntary staff, we are able to ensure a close, conducive and personal relationship with those we support. Not only that, we can also guarantee no less than 97% of all donations received go straight to those in need.

Our Education Scholarship Program is currently the main project supported by the Memory Portraits initiative. The children and their families love to receive their artwork and learn about who painted them, while the money raised supports them through their education.

We hope to expand Memory Portraits to some of our other projects in the future to help those who benefit from our Vocational Training and Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation programs. The funds raised will pay for their training or treatment, giving them a second chance in life.

What are Memory Portraits?

Memory portraits provide a personal way of channelling a love of art into supporting some of the most financially disadvantaged people in Nepal whilst creating a very special connection between the artist and the person they are helping.

With each artist committing to raise funds for those they paint, the portraits help our beneficiaries feel both valued and supported.

Who benefits?