Kapua raises funds to help people in developing countries by climbing mountains. Kapua has collected more than 1,1 million euros since 2006 to support people and the environment in developing countries. The funds are reliably channelled to the destination through well-known Finnish organisations. Kapua has worked together with many organisations such as YLE Helps (founded in 2004 by Finnish Red Cross, Finn Church Act Alliance and Unicef Finland), Save the Children Finland, Family Federation, Plan and WWF Finland.

Kapua has given over 300 Finnish people the opportunity to participate in international development cooperation. Kapua volunteers are ordinary people with the desire to help and challenge their own boundaries. All candidates go through an application process. A group of 20 people raises funds for a chosen cause. The group travels to the destination country and has an opportunity to see how the funds are spent. During the trip, they challenge themselves by climbing a mountain.

For the participants, Kapua is an unforgettable experience, a ”Once in a Lifetime” trip. For non-profit organizations, Kapua is an effective fundraising tool and a channel to highlight the important development work done in the target countries. The main beneficiaries are, however, the people in developing countries.


Kapua’s main project this year raises funds to promote the rights of young people, people with disabilities and sexual and reproductive health. The campaign is also raising awareness of these development issues. We work in close cooperation with Family Federation, Operation A Day’s Work Finland and Threshold Association. Kapua 2024 Nepal team aims to raise a total of 100,000 euros. In November 2024, the group will travel to Nepal, where they see in practice how the funds are used. After visiting the local NGOs they will trek the classic Annapurna Circuit route climbing up to 5.416 meters. Meet the volunteers in our Kapua Nepal group.

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