Village Vision – “Moving Upstream”
Ten Friends is focused on the sources of the problems in Nepal – problems like extreme poverty, malnourishment, and orphaned or abandoned children. We call it “Moving Upstream”.
The sources of the problems are often found in rural villages where children dream of a good education but they can’t get one. Or, villagers want a bathroom but don’t have the resources to build one. They dream of clean water to drink but the water is polluted by human waste. And the children wish they could read a book but there are no books in the village.
Ten Friends is tackling these problems in Northeastern Nepal. We started our Village Vision project in Lingam, Nepal. Lingam is a tiny village of 250 people. Their community has a “hands-on” attitude and the villagers are involved in the improvements we’re making. Ten Friends has provided the financial resources and the villagers are pitching in their labor to build their library, book shelves, and bathroom.
One village at a time, we’ll continue bringing books to villages and creating libraries for children who have never read a story book, building bathrooms to keep the children from polluting their own drinking water source, and installing solar lighting on school buildings so children can read in the evenings.
We need your help
Please consider making a donation in support of the Village Vision project. A donation of $5 will buy a bag of cement or some books. A donation of $50 or $100 can help provide solar powered lighting or improved sanitation facilities. An ongoing monthly donation of as little as $10 will be used to make life-changing improvements for the people of Nepal. If you would like to support the work of Ten Friends in this way please click the “Donate Now through Network for Good” button at the left to make a safe, secure donation using Pay Pal or a major credit card. Thank you!