Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Merry Christmas

I just received these photos the other day of Jagat buying groceries for two families in Hattiban, a gift from their sponsor and Asmita writing a thank you letter under Jagat's guidance. Asmita has eight brothers and sisters so this gift of food was very welcome. On the left we have Rupesh in his Olympic shirt from his sponsor.
In this spirit of giving I wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and thank all of you for making all of our children's lives in Nepal better and for giving them the most precious gift of all which is Hope.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

NEF Donor visits Nepal

A donor and his wife from Vancouver arrived in Kathmandu yesterday and have met with staff from NEF. On Saturday they are going to be visiting some of our sponsored children and their families. Then they will visit the NEF office and have lunch there with Mann and Sima and the baby Purnita of course. I am always happy when sponsors or donors visit and see some of our work.
Mann will be going to Pokhara next week to start three ladies in a sewing school. NEF will pay for the school and for rent and food while they are there. If they are in the school six hours per day they are not able to make any money to feed their children so we have to help them with this. The ladies are very excited about the prospects of learning a new skill which will help them support their families.
Mann will then travel to the Chimkhola village with the money to start refurbishing the buildings at the school. They are anxious to get this started.
Just a reminder that school fees are due by February 15th, 2009.