One of our Volunteers went to Nepal from January 14 until March 28, 2014. Below are some emails from his recent trip. He travels to all of our projects and does a site visit. The orphange we have been supporting is going stronge. We hope you enjoy these emails.
Global Reach International would like to thank you for your continue
support of the orphanage in Nepal. We are planning our 2014 trip to Nepal in the coming months. Please see
link below of our most recent trip to Nepal. Since we are a small organization with no expenses, we generally
don’t raise money outside of Global Giving. We work with partner organizations in Nepal to distribute funds to
the orphanage and our other projects. Once a year, a volunteer from Global Reach International travels to
Nepal to give a progress report. Please check out our past video from 2013 in which we traveled to all the
projects that we have been funding for the past few year.
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Global Reach International has disbursed the funds to the orphanage in Nepal. Money is to be used for food and clothing. Bill Sansone the CEO of Global Reach International traveled to Nepal on March 8th through the 18th. The children at the orphanage were grateful for the donations given by GlobalGiving for the past few years. Although this is a small project, the money does go far in Nepal. Generally it costs around $25 per month per child to live in this orphanage. There are 25 children so it costs around $625 per month to run the facility. The supervisor of the orphanage still has the truck that he rents out to keep the place stable. The money we give helps secure additional funds needed for food and clothing. Please enjoy the pictures supplied below from my trip. Thank You.
Toby and David of Global Encounter were recently in Nepal volunteering their time at the orphanage. Toby donated to Global Giving a year ago for the orphanage project in Nepal. Six months ago, they asked if they could volunteer at the orphanage. Global Reach International coordinated with Toby and David to make this a reality. They helped the orphanage to fix their drainage and hand pump while volunteering. Please see pictures and below writings.
From the field:
At the heart of the orphanage is the water source: a hand pump, drawing the cleanest water of any in the town, where the children and many locals drink, bathe, and wash. Shockingly, water from the pump drains into a ditch of stagnant putrescence--a tepid cocktail of who-knows-what that literally bubbles in the sun from unknown chemical reactions beneath the surface. Knowing that stagnant water is a major health risk, we knew this would have to be our project for the week.
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Besides the email below, Global Reach International distributed funds to fix the roof of the orphange before the rainy season starts. We are waiting on pictures and reports from one of our staff members, (Mike USA volunteer) who is in Nepal. Below is an email from the field.
Mike Cassidy one of Global Reach International’s volunteers is currently in Nepal working on preparing eye screenings and exams for children in Nepal. He also distributing funds received for all projects from Global Giving. Below is an email from the field:
Namaste, I left St. Devi's Academy this morning and told them I would return in three weeks when our programs in the South are finished in the Lumbini Zone. I took a few boys from Porapokar orphanage to help me get the two buses to the disabled home outside Kathmandu. It was good to see Daya Ram Thapa and the now 33 deaf, blind and crippled children he cares for. I assured him of our $900 continued support. Two successes greeted me. Steel rods were placed in Surjan's crippled legs and he will walk normally in a few years’ time. He is seven years old. Gita, five years old, had two successful operations, one on her cleft lip and the second one on her throat. She is still blind and learning braille on a newly gifted computer from France but she is 'talking up a storm' now that she is able to speak. Be glad...we are all part of this... spent the evening at Porapokar home sitting on the roof around a fire made of bamboo sticks. It is cold at night and we talked and ate sweets. I was taken to the 'bus park' at 7am for a local bus to Bhairahawa on the southern plains of Nepal. Down the Kathmandu valley along winding roads past towns and villages for the 8 hour ride. I was glad it was over. This is my second day here at the Eye Hospital am still making my rounds to see all the staff and former students of 9 years ago. Plans will be made for our School Screening Program, I met with Hari Thapa who manages the Low vision department and tomorrow i will go to the town of Butwal to speak to Dr Amil about our eye glasses program for poor children. All will be well... it is time to find some food. mike sir
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