As you know, catastrophic August floods in southern Nepal killed 100+ people and affected thousands, including some of the children you support through Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes. Thanks to your support, NYF was able to respond to the influx of malnourished children at our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes. The NRH in Banke, located in one of the hardest hit areas, doubled its capacity. As families return to their homes and land, NRHs are prepared for a long-term response to serve children who are at high risk of relapsing with so much arable land seriously damaged.
Additionally, after days of uncertainty and deprivation, 500 families across our programs each received several weeks’ worth of supplies, including rice, dal (lentils), oil, salt, and flour, helping to prevent further malnutrition. Families who lost their homes entirely received additional support including a basic cooking set, blankets, and stipends for living expenses.
While the road to recovery is long, these 500 families are taking an important step forward knowing people like you care – and the NRHs are prepared to provide lifesaving treatment for many more over the weeks and months ahead.
Thanks to caring supporters like you, 98 disabled students went to school and received healthcare through NYF’s Disabled School scholarship program last year, and had more than a 95% pass rate!
These blind, deaf, and physically-handicapped children are enrolled in regular or special schools, giving them the chance to exchange a life of isolation, stigma, and hardship for one with meaning and opportunity.
One of these students “Bimala” (pictured right) is also exceptional in sports. Despite being physically disabled, she won the Silver Medal in 3rd Asian Para-Taekwondo Open Championship in South Korea in June 2017.
On behalf of “Bimala” and all of the students in the Disabled School Scholarship program, thank you for your compassion and generosity.
Thanks to caring supporters like you, children and their mothers living with HIV/AIDS, who might otherwise be ostracized, are receiving education, medical support, psychological counseling, and guidance at our New Life Center.
“Kamal” is one of 70 children and teens who received lifesaving treatment last year. The 13 year old boy’s mother passed away due to AIDS two months after giving birth to Kamal. His father, Krishna, also living with HIV, suddenly left their family home and has been out of contact since.
Kamal didn’t show clear symptoms of HIV until he turned 11 and grew seriously ill. He was diagnosed as HIV-positive at a hospital in Kathmandu. His terrified grandparents who had already lost their daugther to AIDS, turned to NYF’s New Life Center for help.
Kamal is recovering well with ongoing support and medical treatment while his grandparents learn how to help him thrive despite his illness. Kamal’s future is brighter because of caring friends like you. Your support helps save lives. Thank you for donating to NYF’s critical work.