Meet Our Founders

Rising Lotus Founders: Tracy & Hari


About Tracy …


Tracy Brandt is the Founder/President of Rising Lotus Children’s Village, overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations with emphasis on strategic planning, fundraising, budgeting, marketing, infrastructure, relationship stewardship, and also general oversight of Nepal operations.

Tracy’s company SoulSwag, … a promotional products and marketing company,  donates profits to RLCV and US charities whose mission is to support the well-being of children.

About Hari …


Hari Prasad Sharma is the Director of Operations in Nepal, functioning as guardian and protector to all of the Rising Lotus children. In addition to  supervising the support staff at our Children’s Village, Hari also works closely with often volatile government entities of Kathmandu to ensure our organization operates with the utmost integrity and that the well-being of our children is continually ensured. Hari also spends time with community members of mountainous rural villages to identify orphaned children who might benefit from placement at Rising Lotus as space in our program becomes available.