Project #4659

Stop Making Paper Orphans of Nepal Children

by The Mountain Fund
Nov 9, 2011

It's winter now in Kathmandu

Basketball boy
Basketball boy

Winter is setting in and one of our biggest concerns is protecting the kids health by keeping them warm. Few homes in Kathmandu have any heat source and nightime temps can get into the 30's, brrrrr.  It's necessary to keep a warm jacket and cap on nearly all the time and at bed time, one wants the heaviest blanket that can be found. For most of our 140 kids their families simply cannot buy coats, hats and blankets. The average daily wage in Nepal is slightly over $1.00 a day, barely enough to survive, certainly no where near the level of thrive. 

Most of the kids come to school each day in worn out or dirty clothes because they just don't have a change of clothing. That's their life, that's the reality of it. 

We are making a special request as winter closes in for a few extra dollars so we can at least get some decent jackets and hats on the kids or else they will spend the winter sick and cold which makes it hard for them to come to school and hard to learn. 

I'm uploading some photos for this, take a close look at basket ball boy, for example and his torn pocket and non-functional zipper or the boy who comes to school in pj's. 

The nursery here at OGN will need extra blankets for winter. I attached a photo for you of nap time in the nursery. Hard to believe we've 140 kids and nursery, kindergarten and grade one now too. The first graders are begging us to add a second grade so they won't have to leave. I would expect a new project from us about that soon. ;-) 

Basketball boy 2
Basketball boy 2
PJ Boy
PJ Boy
Nap Time in the Nursery
Nap Time in the Nursery

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The Mountain Fund

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
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Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico United States

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