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 five 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. Their house is beautiful and safe, they have homemade nutritious meals, they go to soccer practice together and study together. They have a wonderful dynamic - and it is so lovely to see them cared for and loved in all of the ways they deserve!
In the years since we first met these precious girls, we have been so impressed to see all the ways they’ve grown - physically, emotionally, intellectually - it’s an amazing combination of their own resilience, hope, and courage, and also the love and care they receive from our team in Nepal.
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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 $1,500 per month to pay for all expenses.
We would be honored if you chose to donate towards these expenses or engage one of these amazing girls.
All extra funding that we receive for these girls is set aside for emergency medical care and long-term goals. They all have big dreams and are extremely bright, so we can't wait to cheer them on and support them as they grow!
In 2015 we went on relief trips to Nepal after the horrific earthquake that struck in April. After seeing the need there, 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.
Each month this program costs about $500 to operate and provides three local teachers, meals and supplies for the kids.
Thank you for your support and for loving Nepal!