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!
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!
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
NYF staff and volunteers recently set up a nutrition camp in two remote villages in central Nepal - screening 500 children for malnutrition and providing them with basic medical care. A third – about 150 children – were found to be malnourished and referred for treatment. About 400 mothers and adults from the community learned about nutrition and sanitation.
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.
Staff from NYF’s Nutritional Rehabilitation Home conducts regular outreach camps in Nepal’s rural villages where people have limited access to healthcare.
Your support helps make this important work possible. Thank you and dhyanyabad!
People often refer to our 16 Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes as “places where miracles happen” – clinics where children enter severely emaciated and malnourished and exit a month later healthy and robust.
We introduced this model approach for treatment and prevention of malnutrition in 1998 and have nourished more than 14,000 severely malnourished children back to health in one of our clinics across Nepal. An equal number of mothers have been educated in nutrition to better care for their children when they return home.
We also work with the Nepal government to commit to managing the NRHs once they were established and successfully in operation for 5 years. This model leverages our impact by allowing us to create new innovations while the government maintains the clinics currently operating. So far, Nepal government hospitals have successfully taken over the management of 10 NRHs.
In addition to nursing children back to health, and teaching their mothers the basics of good nutrition, our staff conducts nutrition camps to reach out to rural and marginalized communities and provides training to child care workers, teachers, and other stakeholders on the management of malnutrition and diet.
Due to poverty and widespread ignorance about nutrition, nearly half of Nepal’s children are severely malnourished.
Thank you for your continued support. Namaste!
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