Causes We Support

Although Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, it's people are everything but. Perhaps it's their strong Buddhist and Hindu culture or maybe it's just the compassion that grows out of extreme poverty, but Nepalese people are some of the richest hearted and most welcoming in the the world. And this is one of the reasons that we decided to base Backpack Buddha in Nepal. 

The hardest part about setting up a business in Nepal is not being able to help everyone. But we're doing what we can for a few wonderful families in Kathmandu. 

Param, his wife, and 7 year old daughter are all beautiful both inside and out. They are kind, honest, and hardworking. Param used to work as a guide at Swayambhunath Temple where he earned under 80$/month. He wants nothing more than to give his daughter the best education possible, and we're committed to helping him make that possible. If you would like to know more about Param, and how you can help him, please email us at

Ultimately, every purchase made on Backpack Buddha directly supports Param and our team of local artisans and craftsmen who assemble our Mala strands by hand. It also supports our team of "Sherpas" who ensure the highest quality products, and make sure everything is shipped on time. 

A Few More Causes We Support!

We've teamed up with a couple of awesome causes operating in Nepal and around the world, donating between 10-15% on select products.

Swayambhunath Temple & Monastery

also known as the Monkey Temple, is considered to be the second most holy temple in both Buddhism and Hinduism in the world. Unfortunately, following the devastating earthquake of 2015, the temple and surrounding monasteries suffered considerable damage. That's why we've met with local leaders offering to donate 10% on select products to help them rebuild, and maintain their way of monastic life. 

Support The Cause: 5 Elements Natural Mala (10% Donation) 

Buddha Thanka Treasure

Buddha Thanka Treasure is a foundation based in Kathmandu that helps foster and preserve the traditional Buddhist art form known as Thanka. Students who attend the Buddha Thanka Treasure Art school hone their skills, hand painting deity scenes and intricate Mandalas for as long as 10 years. This foundation was started by the lovely Shrethra family. You can now buy these master works, & help preserve this remarkable traditional Buddhist art form. 


Support The Cause: Backpack Buddha Apparel (10% Donation) 

Save The Elephants

Is one of the leading NGO's helping to stop poaching, ivory trade, and raise awareness of the Elephants around the world. 


Support The Cause: Enlightened Elephant Mug - 10% Donation