Himalayan Home for Children – Nepal
Current phase of support:
4 Double Orphans
3 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Nepal is home to 8 of the world's 10 highest mountain peaks.
11 SQ. MILE 36,019 POP.
Kohalpur is known for its rich, fertile ground. Its population is comprised partly of people from the hill area who migrated as a result of government instability, as well as those who came in hopes of better opportunity in farming. However, many times families are unable to find opportunity due to the caste system. Kohalpur's population is comprised of 39 different castes. This marginalizes many families who are left with no hope of moving beyond their circumstances. Many children are abandoned or forced to work and provide for their families, leaving them without an education or hope of breaking the poverty cycle. Countless more are abandoned and left highly vulnerable to other issues.
Himalayan Home for Children takes in those children who have no where else to go, giving them hope they might not have found elsewhere.
Ram Paudel, overseer of Himalayan Home for Children, has a seemingly simple prayer: “We pray, Lord, let our children be developed mentally, physically and spiritually…” Yet, in a nation where nearly 97% of the population adheres to the Hindu religion and another 2% follow Islam, this prayer takes on entirely new meaning. Clearly, the work of Himalayan Home for Children is not limited to the 10 girls who live within the their walls. They are living out the call to be the light of Christ in a very dark place. The girls that they care for are not only orphaned, but also come from a socially and economically marginalized people group. Because of this, representatives from the home ask that you pray with them for the safety of their girls, both the 10 living in the home and the 3 who live with a local pastor community. SOW began supporting Himalayan Home for Children just last year. We look forward to continuing our partnership with them for many years to come through your generous support.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
2 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
Many children are orphaned in Nepal due to sickness or poverty. This leaves them vulnerable, taking to the streets as they struggle to sustain themselves.
Nearly 25% of Nepal's population is living in poverty. Poor families often have to send their children to work rather than school, furthering the cycle.
Right within view of the majestic Himalayan Mountains, Himalayan Home for Children gives 10 girls a beautiful place to call home. They have plans to build a separate building in order to take in 15 boys in need of care, as well as starting a home in Kathmandu. As the children here are healthy and growing, there is a urgent need for new clothes as soon as possible. Please consider helping the dreams of this home become a reality as they continue to care for the orphaned children of Nepal.
The children are well taken care of in regards to their nourishment and well-being. If the home possessed the resources to farm a plot, this would greatly relieve some of the costs of food as well as giving the home self-sustainability. While the children do receive proper medical care, funds are still needed to give them all of the necessary check-ups to ensure complete health and wellness.
The children at Himalayan Home for Children, although lacking biological parents in their life, are greatly loved by their overseers, who reflect Christ's love for them. They are praising God that he has promised to never leave them throughout their whole life. A SOW representative observed on a recent trip that the home gives the children an outstanding spiritual foundation. While the overseers at Faith Children's Home do see to it that their children attend church, they are still lacking Bibles for their children in their native language, Nepali. They are asking for prayers for a children's Bible in Nepali.
The children are blessed to receive an education at a public school nearby. But, in order to further enhance their learning experience, the home desires to hire a tutor to help the children in their studies. The home hopes to send some of its children on to private schools, and eventually college. However, they still need financial support to do those things. Please consider having a part in giving these children the skills they need to find work and obtain sustainability in their lives.