Even though the devastating earthquake in Nepal was three years ago, many of the 8 million people it affected are still suffering from the aftermath. I would like to share with you the story of a young boy, who came to Pokhara after the earthquake and whose life has been transformed by the work we are doing in Nepal.
Sandesh who is 14 years old wrote the following:
'I was all alone, my mum died and my dad was always drunk and didn’t want to look after me. On the streets I joined a gang, they helped me survive. But it was very hard – we had to steal and sometimes older kids and grown-ups treated me badly and would hurt me.
Things got better when I met Sunita [a Kidasha outreach worker]. She was kind to me and made me feel safe. Over time she persuaded me to go to their centre. Here I have somewhere to sleep, I eat good food and people look after me. They are helping me get better – when I was hungry and cold I used to sniff glue which made things feel better, but now I’ve have stopped. I am learning to cook and care for myself and I now go to school.
I used to think I would die on the streets but now I am hopeful. I’ve started visiting my dad and step-mother at the weekend. I plan to study hard and my ambition is to join the army'
Without the support of generous donors like yourself, we could never have achieved what we have in Nepal. However, sadly there are many more children like Sandesh currently living on the streets. It would be fantastic if this Christmas you were able to make another donation in order for us to reach more children.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.
Get Reports via Email
We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.