At the end of 2017, Alicia Jean Demetropolis spent three months living in Nepal and doing elder care. In addition to training medical professionals in how to use the gait belts she’d brought (used for transferring or assisting unstable persons in ambulating), she took food and water to the homeless elders living in the streets.
Prior to her departure, many friends and relatives had donated money to help her pay for the expense of the trip. At one point, during her stay in an elder care center in the Kathmandu Valley, she realized the cost of building their new wash facility matched – nearly to the dollar – the total dollar amount that had been donated.
At this point, she realized the money was never meant for her to keep, and this realization was the genesis for The Global Humanity Initiative.
In addition to donations and grants, The Global Humanity Initiative is supported through Alicia’s writing efforts: 15% of the proceeds from her book, Drowning in Now: A Search for God and Humanity at the Top of the World (published under the name Lia Jean Dennis) support this initiative.