The book describes one man's efforts in trouble-torn Pakistan and Afghanistan. It describes how he changed from a mountaineer and became a social worker. He started building schools for children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. When Mortenson started his humanitarian efforts, he co-founded the Central Asia Institute. It was a non-profit institution. According to 2010 reports the institute has overseen the construction of more than 171 schools.
The schools built by CAI provide education to more than 64,000 children, which include 54,000 girls. Before that there were few educational opportunities for the girls in the remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Quick Guide: Three Cups of Tea
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Summary
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: More Details about the Book