With the winter fast approaching in Nepal and no proper heating available, we need to do all we can to keep our children warm and healthy at our Birgunj and Dhading children's homes. Fuel and gas shortages and regular electricity cuts mean that we have to use wood for cooking and can only keep warm by campfire. To keep everyone safe this winter we need to buy electric heaters, warm clothes and blankets for all the children and for our baby buffalo that is joining our team very soon.
There are around 150 street children in Birgunj alone. We provide a home for them where they get care, education, skills training and most importantly, a loving home atmosphere. Our second home is in Dhading, one of the worst affected areas by the April 2015 earthquake. Children referred to our home have been tragically affected; been trafficked, lost their homes or even worse, their families. This winter will be particularly harsh due to the current political situation in Nepal.
We will ensure that all the children we are helping stay warm and healthy during this winter. We will insulate the bamboo houses in Dhading, buy heaters for both homes and warm clothes for day and evening times for the the children. We also need to buy carpets to keep the floors warm in order for the children to be able to study in comfortable conditions. And, of course, there are many more street children in need - we want to provide blankets and warm clothes through our outreach support.
Our children will stay healthy and will be able to get education and care. They will be able to receive the standard of living that they deserve. We will assist 20 children at our permanent Birgunj home and at least 30 children at the Dhading transit home, plus many, many more still on the streets. Many children are being referred to our transit home in Dhading on a daily basis and we need your help to make sure they are all safe and healthy.