First of all, I would like to extend my heartiest greetings and best wishes to you and your family on the auspicious occasion of Mary Christmas and Happy New Year 2012.
May New Year bring happiness, peace, prosperity to you all!"
GlobalGiving Fund has brought a great change in the life of 12 children at Child Welfare Home (CHW) Khandbari. The kids have got enough food to eat three times a day. The children seem happy to eat their full, wear new school dress, have snack in the Tiffin break. Their old sweaters have also been have replaced into new ones. They have got a emergency light to use at night when there is no electricity.
This year in last October the kids celebrated Dashain, their greatest festival, at the orphanage happily. During the auspicious occasion they wore new dress, ate beaten rice with meat and bananas, danced in a group by playing their tape recorder. They received Tika (red marks on their forehead) and blessings from us. They had not got an opportunity to celebrate Dashan in such a happy way in life before.
Now the cook mother does not have to worry to cook and feed them. She does not have to go the forest to collect and bring fire wood. She can cook with gas stove in a short time. Thire toilet was also repaired last month for their convenient.
A hen has recently hatched 10 chickens. Another hen is going to hatch 9 chickens soon. The two goats are growing day by day. The cook mother works in the vegetable garden and grows green vegetables for the kids.
Now a days the kids need 150 kg rice (Rs.9000),fruits and vegetables (Rs. 4000) one cylinder Gas (Rs.2000), water and Electricity charge (Rs.1000) per month. We have been managing this expenditure from fund received from Global Giving organization.
Still we have to manage other expenditure like cook mother's monthly pay scale (Rs.4000) House Rent (Rs. 720000) children school stationery and other miscellaneous expenditure.
We hope to keep building on these past successes in the year to come. As you make your new year's plan we hope you will keep us in mind and think ways about how to get more involved in our project whether you choose to volunteer, donate online to our project or spread the word about the work that we do.
We wish you all a very happy holidays and hope you are celebrating with loved ones.
Global giving has revolutionized the lives of 12 children living at the Child Welfare Home Khandbari. After SESF received funds from the organization, we have been able to feed the children three times a day. Their old school uniforms have been replaced by new ones. They are very happy to own two pairs of uniforms. The cook mother no longer uses firewood for cooking due to health and safety concerns. She now cooks with a gas stove top for the children.
The orphanage now owns two goats and five hens. The goats are growing day by day. The three cocks have started crowing. The children wake up as soon as the cocks crow in the morning and start doing their homework. The hens are bigger and their eggs are going to hatch soon. The children enjoy feeding chickens and the goats.
With the money that has been raised, we have been able to lease a piece of land surrounding the house. The cook mother works in the vegetable garden during the day. She has planted green leaves, carrots, chilies, pumpkins, ladies fingers, and other varieties of vegetables. The children help her plant the vegetables in their leisure time.
SESF committee would like to thank our donors' for their valuable donations and we hope that they will remember our kids and our organization fondly in the future.
The 12 children at the Child Welfare Home Khandbari were shy at first, but they soon opened up with smiles. Project leader Tenjenath led us on a tour of the new home that the children recently moved into, and we got to meet the house mother that cooks and cares for the children. The home lacks many resources, but Tenjenath explained that SESF is working to provide basic necessities for the children like rice and school books. The overall atmosphere at the orphanage was happy and full of love!
Tenjenath explained the need for a sustainable source of funding for supporting the orphanage. Short-term donations or sponsorships have been an unpredictable source of funding for SESF and the children require long term support. SESF has invested in goats, chickens, and a vegetable garden that will continue providing resources for the orphanage. The fund that Tenjenath desires will generate interest to provide a monthly income for food, education, and salaries at the home.
The orphanage was hosting a celebration on the evening of our visit, so we feasted together on sweet rice and vegetable curries. There was music and the children performed for us, and then we took turns teaching English and Nepali dance styles to each other! Laughter echoed through the home well past nightfall, and when it was finally bedtime, we were sad to leave the new friends we had met.
The year 2012 has been a great year for Sakhuwasabha Education Scholarship Foundation (SESF) Khandbari. Last April SESF was able to win the Global giving Open Challenge by collecting donation about $5000 from 64 people. SESF was able to win a permanent place on the global giving website.
By the end of May 2012 the money will have transferred by Global Giving organization to SESF Bank Account.
Out of the amount to be received $400.00 will be used to pay for house rent for one year. The amount $400.00 will be used to buy 500 kg rice, 10 kg pulse, 20 maize, 20 millet for about six months for the organization.
Another $400.00 will be used to:
The money will have brought a great change in the present condition of our organization. The money will be helpful to make our organization self dependent on fruits and vegetables. The hens, goats and pigs will be changed into cows. The children will be able to learn how to keep these animals as well as to grow fruits and vegetables. The rest of the money will be kept in the bank in 15% bank interest.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude to our donors for their continue support. Their support has been able to bring a change in the lives of our orphaned, helpless children of Eastern Nepal. We also hope they will will remember our organization and the children fondly in the future.
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