We believe that poverty precedes a world of evils; human trafficking, child labor, disease, malnutrition, etc. Many of these issues are solved when people escape poverty. Thus, our primary focus is poverty alleviation.
We also believe that free enterprise is one of the best ways to address poverty. This is why we focus on creating opportunities that empower people to start and grow their own businesses.
Love people. Take care of widows & orphans. Feed the hungry. Clothe the naked. Care for the sick.
“In dealing with poverty here and around the world, welfare and foreign aid are a Band-Aid. Free enterprise is a cure."
Daniel commuted 50km per day by bike for his first six months at Portal. Enough said. This guy is hardcore. He has mad welding skills and can cut steel into bike parts with the precision of a french chef.
Tenjing is one of our biggest fans. This is a good thing because he is also our director of marketing and sales. With an ability to make anyone smile, his love for cycling and Nepal are a perfect fit with Portal.
Krissy met the team while trekking in the Himalayas. Two weeks later, she decided to join us in Nepal. We're that cool. Bringing a passion for all things digital, we're excited to have her experience and zeal with us.
Min joined the Portal team in September 2016 and is very helpful, friendly and hard-working. His ability to learn and do different kinds of work is very impressive. He’s a super talented dancer too.
Bikram is Portal’s photographer, videographer, and general content creator. He’s a great team player and is happiest when he’s walking around taking photos, which is a perfect fit for us!
Raju is a business student and is therefore working part time with us. We’re very happy to have this very talented and enthusiastic person with us.
Nagina is our office manager and top chef. She keeps us on schedule and makes sure everyone is (very) well fed with lunch, tea, and snacks. She’s unbelievably organized and reliable - we would be lost without her!
Dustin. Mentor. Human resources. Development guru. This guy wears many hats at Portal. Dustin is in Kathmandu working on his masters in Development Studies. An old friend, we are stoked to have him working with us in Nepal.
They say that behind every great thing in the world, there is a great woman. Emily's our girl. She is our office boss and Business Administrator who works behind the scenes to keep all of us fed, healthy, and happy.
Pawan is fearless, loyal, and endlessly friendly with a kindness that will melt any heart. Also, he’s talented and altruistic - he’s a soccer superstar and helps run a children’s home. We’re super lucky to have him.
Uttam recently graduated in Engineering and comes from Birgunj in southern Nepal . He loves machines and is very happy to work with the machines at the workshop. We're thrilled to have his skills!
Iki has more friends than we can keep track of. This guy is not only seriously funny, handsome, and charming, he's an awesome bike builder who can turn raw steel into bicycles like nobody's business.
Caleb, Portal's Founder and CEO, is our inveterate bike enthusiast with a hint of OCD. He helps grease the wheels and burn the midnight oil. A mad inventor at heart, he helps us make the magic happen.
Spencer found Portal through mutual friends and decided to join the team in order to get our workshop up and running. His passion for building began from a young age, and his extraordinary skill shows.
Kanchan is always quick with a joke and a laugh. He’s got his hands in everything, but has recently emerged as one of our main plasma cutting operators, never ceasing to impress and excel.
Sashi is our cook currently helping out Nagina. She’s very caring and loving. We’re all fit and healthy, thanks to all the healthy and tasty food we’re getting to eat!
Interning at Portal is an amazing experience. Ranging from web design to manufacturing to marketing, our internships are flexible and fun. Our interns work hard, dream big, and make the world a better place.
We accept applications on a rolling basis. If you are interested in working with us, please drop us a line!
These two have been in love for a long time. In love with each other, and in love with the idea that serving and loving the poor has the power to change the world.
Growing up in Christian homes, Caleb and Emily were exposed to the message of Jesus and his deep concern for the poor from a young age. His message of love, social justice, & equality has shaped both of them deeply.
From college to their entrepreneurial endeavors around the world, they have kept their eyes focused on serving people in developing countries. Dreaming about, founding, and growing Portal has been the realization of a long-term dream. Caleb and Emily are honored, humbled, and delighted to see this dream coming to life, changing lives, and growing so successfully.
Zion (10) and Toli (8) round out the Spear family and ensure that fun is never in short supply. From family camping trips to biking and rock climbing, the Spear crew is refreshed and renewed while spending time in the mountains.