Deep in rural Nepal, a group of friends from so-called low-caste families start a trekking guide social enterprise to transform their community of Kumari. Led by Jagat Lama, the guides channel their profits and energy into developing a self-sustaining community centre with many of the region’s firsts: basic electricity, a women’s skill center, a local school, a working community farm, and a medical hospital. Jagat had promised his dying father to bring medical care to the village. At the opening celebration, Jagat’s mother is the first of many patients at the Sukman Memorial Polyclinic, named after his father.
Less than two years later, a massive earthquake hits Nepal, leveling the hospital, school, and skill center. Because Kumari is so remote, Jagat and his friends respond with aid, food, and shelter. Jagat digs deep and finds the strength to help lead Kumari’s recovery. The village is rebuilt stronger than before, and the guides turn their vision to the next generation of leaders to carry oncontinue their vision of self-sustained growth and empowerment.