October 2018                                                                                                          Issue: 25
Rotary Partnership... continued
FIRE's partnership with Rotary has been so long and extensive that we could not fit all the great work we have done together into one newsletter.

From 2009 to 2012, FIRE worked with the Selbe Rotary Club and Albuquerque del Norte Rotary Club  to distribute 152,077 sharps containers (biohazard boxes for sharp medical waste) to 266 rural hospitals and clinics in Mongolia. We reached 10 provinces and trained 1,730 health care workers. These containers were distributed in conjunction with training sessions on use of the containers and proper medical waste management practices. We distributed educational posters and handouts as well as a one-hour training DVD which FIRE wrote, directed and produced.

We are very excited to merge an enhanced "Safety Box Project" with "Hepatitis Free Mongolia" next year. In 2019, in addition to screening thousands of uninsured Mongolians for hepatitis, liver cancer and cirrhosis, we will also provide extensive training for health care workers about liver issues,  medical waste management, and health safety practices. We will provide all the necessary supplies to help make health care facilities safe for everyone and prevent the spread of hepatitis in Mongolia. 

The "Safety Box Project" also connected FIRE to Charlie Ofelt and the Patlovich Family. Their tireless volunteer and fundraising support combined with their overall expertise helped FIRE shift our focus from clothing distribution to liver health. The last 10 years of FIRE's work was made possible largely by our invaluable relationship with these wonderful people-whose connection with FIRE at the perfect time changed our history.

Safety Box Project 2010
Safety Box Project 2010
Matching Contribution Update

We received donations totaling 
$10,170 towards our
$10,000 Donation Match that ended September 30th.

What does that mean to us? Most immediately it means
$20,170 to keep working on prevention of hepatitis and liver cancer in rural Mongolia, and winter food and firewood for the orphaned Langtang elders in Nepal.

Thank you for your support!
Travel with FIRE to Nepal or Mongolia
FIRE is excited to announce NEPAL and MONGOLIA volunteer and travel opportunities with us in 2019.

We will be offering two Volunteer trips to Langtang, Nepal with a medical focus (but you don't need to be a medical professional to join us). Spend a few days in  Kathmandu and then hike or fly into Langtang where you will find breathtaking views, relaxing hikes, rewarding work, a unique culture, and generous hospitality.  This trip combines service, culture and travel all into one! More info on our website.
March 27- April 14  /  
June 7 - 23, 2019

This Western Mongolia tour combines some of the classic Mongolian sights and experiences in a very personalized trip. National Parks, pristine lakes below snow covered peaks, horse riding, hiking, archeological sites, private ger camps, and experiencing the hospitality and nomadic lifestyle of generations of eagle hunters are just a few highlights of this trip that culminates with two days at the Golden Eagle Festival in Altantsogst - cheering on our host family! We will have info and itinerary posted on our website soon.

MONGOLIA DATES:  September 5 - 18, 2019
Kazakh eagle hunter in Blue Mane Valley, Bayan-Olgii, Mongolia
  • November 18 - 19
    NAU Craft Fair
  • March 27 - April 14, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
  • June 7 - 23, 2019
    March 27- April 14, 2019
    Volunteer Trip, NEPAL
  • September, 6-17, 2019
    MONGOLIA Tour Trip
Donate Today!
94% of your donations go directly to program expenses.

You can  donate directly on-line at our website! Checks may also be mailed to:

PO Box 22187
Flagstaff, AZ 86002
Thank you very much for your continued support!
Kazakh Handi-Crafts
We are selling FAIR TRADE bags and gifts from Mongolia, made by six different Mongolian artists from Bayan-Ölgii, the Kazakh area of western Mongolia.  All proceeds support the artists and FIRE's work in Mongolia.
Visit our photo album to see more of these beautiful items.

You can also purchase these at our booth at the upcoming NAU Craft Fair, November 18-19. 
Mongolian Gers (Yurts)
Rent got you down? Dreaming of life in a yurt? Now you can get your very own traditional Mongolian ger (yurt) and help FIRE's community development projects in Mongolia.

Contact us for details!

Own a unique and beautiful piece of nomadic heritage with a Mongolian ger !
Volunteer Trips in 2019
Join us in Nepal in 2019!
March 29-April 14 or 
June 7-23

These trips do have a medical focus, but everyone is welcome. 

For more information, please contact us at info@fireprojects.org or 928-779-2288, or visit our Nepal Volunteer page.

Entering Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Valley
PO Box 22187, Flagstaff, AZ 86002