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Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition

by Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
Rescue Children Suffering From Severe Malnutrition
A child at one of our Nutritional Homes
A child at one of our Nutritional Homes

We are emailing to let you know about our Youth Week Campaign on GlobalGiving. International Youth Day is Saturday, August 12th, and GlobalGiving is celebrating our work for an entire week from August 7th-12th, providing matching funds and bonus prizes!

During this week, Nepal Youth Foundation will be focused on building support for our projects in Nepal that empower youth to be all they can be.

Will you help?

One-Time Donation Match:

One-time contributions made at the beginning of the week will be matched dollar for dollar! The campaign starts at 9:00am EDT and Nepal Youth Foundation will be competing for the $13,000 available in one-time matching funds. Contributions up to $250 will be matched at 100% while funds remain.

Recurring Donation Match:

All recurring donations started this week will be matched at 100%! Recurring donations of all sizes provide meaningful, dependable support to power our work. As a champion of our work to educate and empower Nepali youth, we would love for you to consider starting a recurring donation during International Youth Week!

Bonus Prize Competition:

At the end of the campaign, bonus prizes of $500, $300, and $200 will be awarded to the top three fundraising organizations and the top three organizations with the most donors.

Thank you for making this life-changing work possible!

Best,

Jacqueline Frost

Nepal Youth Foundation

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Children and mothers at a nutrition outreach camp
Children and mothers at a nutrition outreach camp

Thousands of Nepali children have little or no access to medical care so NYF’s innovative Malnution Program and Treatment program brings the healthcare to them.

This year, a team of doctors, nurses and nutritionists held 13 Nutrition Camps in rural villages and schools to screen children for malnutrition and other health problems. A total of 2,291 children were screened. Of those, a third was found to be malnourished.

The children that were severely malnourished were referred to one of NYF’s 16 nutrition clinics, where they received healthy food and were treated for other ailments. Their caretakers, usually their mothers, received education on good nutritional practices.

More than 40 percent of children in Nepal - one of the world’s poorest countries - suffer from malnutrition. Sixteen NYF-founded clinics throughout the country nurse children back to health and teach their caregivers how to prepare nutritious meals from locally available food.

NYF”s staff from Kathmandu also train medical and nursing students, and childcare workers in best practices of nutrition and diet management. More than 1,000 people received training in the past nine months.

Thank you for supporting this life-saving work!

Medical students at a nutritional training course
Medical students at a nutritional training course

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Children of Nepal
Children of Nepal

You can make an even bigger impact on the lives of Nepalese families still recovering from the massive earthquakes in 2015.

Beginning April 25 at 9 a.m. EDT - the second anniversary of the earthquake - Global Giving will match gifts by 50 percent on projects that are helping Nepal to recover and rebuild. The $50,000 match will continue until December 31 or the funds run out - whichever comes first.

Our project – Help a Child Remain with a Loving Family - #24772 – qualifies for this generous opportunity. Our program allows children orphaned or abandoned after the earthquakes to live with extended family. The majority of the children lost one or both parents in the disaster, to death or disability, and all of the children accepted into the program were identified as being among the most vulnerable of the 8,000 applicants. By covering the most basic living expenses of school supplies, food, and health care, NYF is protecting children from sex or labor trafficking, and ensuring they are able to continue their educations despite the incredible disruption in the country. 

Even a small gift can make a big difference in the life of a poor Nepali child. Please donate our project #24772 on April 25 and increase your impact!

Thank you and dhanyabad!

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laxmi after four weeks at the nutrition center
laxmi after four weeks at the nutrition center

In 2011, Laxmi was a severely malnourished and desperately ill preschooler. She was in desperate need of care that the crowded hospital in Kathmandu could not provide. Fortunately, she and her mother were guided to one of Nepal Youth Foundation’s Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes, where they received the treatment they needed to not only survive, but thrive.

At NYF’s nutrition clinics, children are restored to health, while their mothers or caregivers learn how to combine local foods to maximize nutritional benefits, and about the importance of hand washing and hygiene to help prevent illness. NYF provides this life-saving work free of charge.

These treatments are simple – and effective. Support from friends like you helped NYF’s nutritional programs serve over 450 children and 239 mothers in the past six months… and we hope to reach even more families in the year ahead.

For a child like Laxmi, it can literally be the difference between life and death.

Laxmi is now in the 4th grade, and like thousands of children NTY has helped recover from malnutrition, she’s doing well in school and is on her way to a very bright and productive future.

More than 50,000 children die in Nepal every year – and 60% of those deaths, are the result of severe malnutrition.

NYF has been addressing this problem since 1998, using a unique solution. By partnering with government hospitals, NYF established 16 nutrition clinics across the country. The agreement was that once these facilities were up and running, the hospitals would take over all operations within five years. NYF has turned over control of 11 of these clinics, with five remaining under our management.

Click on the link below to watch the inspiring story of Laxmi's recovery!

Thank you and dhanyabad!

A severely malnourished Laxmi
A severely malnourished Laxmi
Laxmi and her mother today
Laxmi and her mother today

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Laxmi today
Laxmi today

Namaste!

It was another challenging year for Nepal and children and families we serve.

Just months after two major earthquakes devastated the country, political unrest and a prolonged blockade at the Indian border brought Nepal’s recovery efforts to a near standstill.

Petrol, cooking fuel, food, medicine and building materials were in short supply and prices more than doubled, causing even more suffering.

The crisis slowed us down, but it couldn’t stop NYF’s dedicated staff from doing everything they could to care for some of Nepal’s most impoverished children.

They rode bicycles when there was no petrol. When the cooking fuel ran out, they built outdoor fires to keep the community kitchens operating. They worked 16-hour days to help people who had lost everything. And we continued our life-saving work in our Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes.

We are so proud of what our team accomplished in face of these hardships.We could not have done it without your friendship and support.

Thank you and dhanyabad.

With warmest wishes for the year ahead!

Nepal Youth Foundation

Laxmi at admission to our nutrition clinic
Laxmi at admission to our nutrition clinic
Laxmi after treatment
Laxmi after treatment

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Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

Location: Sausalito, California - USA
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Twitter: @nepalyouthfound
Project Leader:
Julie Pofsky
Associate Director of Development
Sausalito, CA United States
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