In the spring of 2015, Nepal's devastating earthquakes damaged Hamro Ghar, GoodWeave's center for rescued child laborers in Kathmandu. For many children removed from carpet factories, Hamro Ghar provides a safe place to call home - a place to learn, heal, and grow. While the center is safe for the moment, GoodWeave needs your help to build a new, safer Hamro Ghar to protect these children from future earthquakes and ensure long-term sustainability.
Hamro Ghar means "Our Home" - a fitting name for a place that functions as a home, school, and family for rescued kids who can't be reunited with their families. While there, kids receive support including education and counseling. Last spring's earthquakes left Hamro Ghar standing but damaged. The walls of the 5-floor structure cracked and the generator and water filtration system needed to be replaced. The building has been deemed safe by engineers, but we're concerned about the future.
After careful consideration, we have decided to rebuild Hamro Ghar from the ground up using the latest in earthquake-proof construction. The new Hamro Ghar will be an oasis for rescued "carpet kids" and an investment in GoodWeave's future. The land is in a spacious, affordable area closer to the carpet factories, and we'll save money on rent and transportation. We estimate the costs for land and construction to total $600,000, and hope to raise $300,000 from the GlobalGiving community.
The new Hamro Ghar will not only be safer for the children with the latest in earthquake-proof construction, but will also be an investment for the long-term sustainability of the organization as we will combine the center with our office. GoodWeave will be able to provide a safe, nurturing home for vulnerable children in the years to come, and will also save money currently spent on transportation and rent so that resources can be devoted to ending child slavery.