In 2008, Ten Friends developed a special relationship with the Hopeful Home Orphanage (HHO) and helped them to purchase a new home. This was a huge relief to the children and the staff of the orphanage because making rent payments is very difficult. An activities manager was hired to give the children more structure and routine. In 2009, we hired a full-time activities director and tutor.
More recently Hopeful Home sold the building purchased in 2008 and acquired land on which to build a new home. The new location is in a less congested and safer area and they hope to begin construction soon.
Thanks to our donors life is good for the 18 children at the Hopeful Home Orphanage and for future generations of homeless children who live there. They now live in safer and cleaner conditions and have a stable environment. These kids have a real home. It’s their home.
Other Orphanage Projects
Besides the Hopeful Home, many other orphanages in Nepal are unable to meet the basic needs of children. For example, many orphanages are short on mattresses and beds which means children sleep directly on concrete floors. Some of these orphanages have water purification equipment, but most do not. Scabies and other skin problems are common in orphanages due to poor hygiene and malnutrition. Many orphanage children are stunted (low height for age). A large percentage of Nepali people have intestinal parasites. Slowly but surely we will improve these conditions with your help.
We need your help
Improving the lives of orphanage children in Nepal is one of our main priorities. Here are some opportunities for you to support this effort. Ten Friends is eager to provide filtered water, mattresses, and beds for more orphans. The cost to sponsor a “Euroguard” water filter is $200. Orphanages without electricity need gravity fed ceramic filters costing $25 each. Other sponsorship options are $40 per mattress, bunk bed sponsorships at $150 each, or school sponsorships at $240 per child for one year of school.
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