Eight year old “Anjana” had an extremely difficult childhood. After her father left their family, Anjana’s mother patched together a livelihood with odd jobs to provide for her barely 3 year-old daughter. In desperation, she resorted to dangerous labor. To protect her daughter from the high risk environment, she left Anjana with relatives. Extremely poor themselves, their meager resources soon ran out. Fortunately they were able to turn to NYF to provide a safe home.
Staff from NYF's Ankur Counseling Center meet with Anjana regularly to help her heal from trauma and loss.She is making remarkable progress in both individual and group counseling and adjusting well to her new environment.
Each year over 450 children like Anjana receive the support they need to turn a life of unimaginable hardship to one full of hope and opportunity. It's the generosity that you share with NYF that helps make it all possible. Dhanyabad!
Eight year old “Sundesh” lost his mother when he was just 3 months old, and is living with HIV. His father, also struggling with HIV, migrated to India for work, leaving Sundesh with his grandmother in western Nepal.
Frightened by Sundesh’s worsening condition, his grandmother desperately appealed to NYF to help. Sundesh arrived at NYF’s New Life Center (NLC) undernourished and with severe infections all over his body. With one and a half months of treatment and holistic care at the NLC, his health improved dramatically and he was free of opportunistic infections!
Approximately 72 children receive life-saving treatment each year at the NLC, a specialized facility for children and their mothers living with HIV/AIDS, one of the most stigmitized diseases in Nepal.
Thank you for helping children like Sundesh have a second chance at life!
Five years ago, with support from friends like you, NYF embarked on a major commitment - building FOUR life-saving Nutrition Rehabilitation Homes (NRHs) to save malnourished children.
This month, we’re celebrating the success of that project - transitioning all four NRHs to the Nepali government.
Located in Dailekh, Dang, Butwal, and Baglung, these centers will now be fully operated and funded by the government, with ongoing monitoring and training from NYF’s team.
We’re proud of this model - building and establishing each NRH and then transferring the ongoing operations to the government over a five year period – because it’s sustainable and maximizes the impact of your generosity.
That generosity has helped NYF build 17 NRHs over the past 20 years –transforming the lives of thousands of children since 1998. Now, 15 of those NRHs have been fully transitioned and we’re in the second year of operating the new Dadeldhura center.
Our first, flagship NRH in Kathmandu remains the heart of this program, as NYF staff provide life-saving treatment, train nutrition professionals, and coordinate the Nutrition Outreach program – taking these critical services “on the road” to remote, isolated communities.
Please click here to read more about NYF’s expanded nutrition outreach camps and to view more photos from this month’s handover ceremonies.
Your generosity makes these incredible successes possible. Dhanyabad!