Edge of Seven was founded in 2010. That year, Edge of Seven completed its first project--a primary school to serve 60 students--in Jarang, Nepal. In 2011, Edge of Seven initiated the Community Development Program to invest in opportunities for girls in the Everest Region of Nepal. Since then, Edge of Seven has completed 24 initiatives in Nepal, Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya, including:
* 24 classrooms and school buildings at the primary, secondary, and higher secondary levels to serve students that otherwise would not be able to attend classes in communities where girls are highly marginalized;
* Two community water supplies to improve health outcomes in areas where women previously spent up to five hours daily collecting water;
* Four dormitories for girls attending one of the region's few college-level schools. The hostel offers extracurricular activities, health and English language instruction, and bonding opportunities for the girls.
In 2011, Edge of Seven introduced earthbag construction to the Everest Region. Earthbag construction is an environmentally-friendly, cost-effective construction method that uses local materials and unskilled labor. One of the largest benefits of earthbag construction in the Everest Region is that the buildings that it produces are seismically resistant.
All of Edge of Seven's development work and programming incorporates elements of sustainability, health, education, and economic opportunity for girls, their families and their communities.