For the last few years, we've been dreaming of opening an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Nepal ranks high on the list of most impoverished countries, and the existence of a caste system makes life difficult for many. We wanted to open a home for young, orphaned girls to actually experience what it's like to be welcomed into a family and loved like one as well.
In September of 2014, these dreams became a reality! We opened the Restore Nepal Orphanage, which is now home to six incredible little girls.
The girls are cared for by an amazing young couple who live in the home, and two aunties who take turns helping out during the day. Upon arrival we take them to the doctor to get checkups, provide clothing and a bed and make sure they feel as welcomed and cared for as possible. The girls will attend a private school nearby the home, so that they can receive an excellent education. In the future, we hope to rent a nearby empty field and focus in sports as a way to build community, team spirit, and also as a healthy way to get exercise and build confidence.
Meet the six
Want to be a part of these girls lives? We have committed to care for them for years and years to come, and we can't do this without help! Currently, the home costs about $1500 per month to pay for all the expenses, not including initial purchases like bunk beds, furniture, and other needs. In addition, we have committed to paying the school fees each year.
We would be honored if you chose to donate towards these expenses or engage one of these amazing girls so she can get a great education!
In 2015 we went on a couple relief trips to Nepal after the horrific earthquake that struck in April. We decided to open an after school program for kids whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake. It’s called the Love Does school and we have 43 amazing kids attending. They come to the center after they get out of school and get a meal, tutoring, help with homework, and a safe place to spend time. Eventually we will be able to start offering daytime classes to stay at home mothers.
We’d love help to continue this school. Currently we need funding of about $6000 to build the structure, and then operating costs going forward will be about $400/month. This includes funding for three local teachers, a cook, and meals and supplies for the kids.
If you’d like to donate, please know that any amount is a huge help, and it will be used to the greatest need in connection to the earthquake.
Thank you for your support and for loving Nepal!