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In the Baltistan Foundation we firmly believe that development should be promoted and managed by the community according to their abilities, developing the recipes that we consider to be correct for the north. The Foundation is a catalyst to the community of the Hushe Valley: helping it move away from the poverty which was once deemed inevitable and ensuring sustainable development.machulu2

The work of the Foundation began in the village of Machulo, a remote village of about 3,000 residents at an altitude of nearly 3,000 meters. The living conditions of the inhabitants are very hard, not only because the climate and geographical location keeps them isolated from the rest of the country, but because of a lack of development in such basic areas as education, health, productivity and gender equity.

Baltistan Foundation (BF), in close collaboration with the local NGO, Felix Baltistan Machulo Iñurrategi Foundation (FIFBM), works for the integrated development of the whole valley of Hushe, in the areas of education, agriculture, community building and organisational development, health, infrastructure, tourism and gender.