Help build the new Hamro Ghar

by GoodWeave International
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar
Help build the new Hamro Ghar

Dear GlobalGiver,

Thank you for your support of our campaign to build a new Hamro Ghar. Our team in Nepal has been working tirelessly since the earthquake to help communities rebuild their lives, and while we are eager to realize our dream of a new Hamro Ghar that will serve even more children recovering from exploitation and abuse in the carpet industry and beyond, our focus has necessarily remained on the pressing needs of families still struggling to regain stability. With much yet to do for earthquake-affected weavers and their children who are faced with the prospect of another winter in temporary shelter, we are suspending our campaign to rebuild Hamro Ghar until next year.


Your generous donation will still make a significant difference in the lives of “carpet kids” currently living at the existing Hamro Ghar facility. Thankfully, we were able to repair the damage the facility sustained in the earthquake, ensuring all children who reside there are safe and supported – with your help. Building a new Hamro Ghar remains our dream, and we hope you’ll join us in achieving that dream in the coming year.

We also encourage you to check out our other GlobalGiving project, Rehabilitate rescued child slaves in Nepal, to find out how you can help us to support the ongoing needs of the “carpet kids” who reside at Hamro Ghar.  For other ways to keep up with GoodWeave’s work, please check out our website, sign up for our newsletter, “like” us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.

On behalf of the children, women, workers, companies and entire communities your compassion has and will help, thank you again for your support. We hope you will continue to be a part of the GoodWeave family.

 

With gratitude,

Nina Smith

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Sarina
Sarina

Dear Global Giver,

Perhaps there is no better place to celebrate World Day Against Child Labor than at Hamro Ghar. June 12th is celebrated like a holiday among the rescued child laborers who have lived through the emotional and physical trauma that statistics cannot capture. Thanks to supporters like you, they also know the excitement of returning to school and pursuing a future full of hope and promise.

To commemorate this important day this year, the children at Hamro Ghar performed dramas, advocated with policy makers, and participated in a “walkathon” to raise awareness of child labor and push for improved strategies to keep children in school rather than working on carpet looms and brick kilns. In fact, two GoodWeave-supported children joined a delegation that met with Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli to share their experience and encourage greater government commitment to ending child labor.

Next year, GoodWeave hopes to celebrate World Day Against Child Labor by completing its fundraising campaign to rebuild and expand  Hamro Ghar that will be able to serve vastly more child laborers as they reclaim their childhoods and their rights. The groundbreaking would take place shortly thereafter. We are working hard to raise the funds to reach our goal, but in the meantime, we thought you might be interested in meeting Sarina, a recent arrival at Hamro Ghar. Now 12 years old, Sarina was forced to quit school after third grade and work in a carpet factory to pay off her parents’ debt. At the carpet factory her days were filled with taunts, beatings and work – 16 hours of work every day. She was found weaving carpets by a GoodWeave inspector and brought to Hamro Ghar where counseling and psychological care are helping her move past her abuse. GoodWeave staff share, “Sarina had a very hard time at the factory … Now, she likes to play and dance. She aims to be a dance teacher in the future.” With new-found stability, support and education, Sarina has a bright future ahead of her.

Gratefully,

Nina

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GoodWeave International

Location: Washington, DC - USA
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GoodWeave International
Loren Schmidt
Project Leader:
Loren Schmidt
Washington, DC United States

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