Monday, February 28, 2011

Sponsor's visit and Hattiban

Yesterday was a very busy day doing banking, changing money etc.  The highlight of the day was taking sponsor Jeff and Laurel visiting from Nanoose Bay to visit their sponsored child.  His name is Prabin.  After meeting for tea and introducing them to Mann and Jagat we walked to Prabin's room.  Everyone was excited to see Jeff and Laurel especially Prabin.  He is quite reserved with me but really opened up to them.  The small room was crowded with children and their parents who were all neighbours and wanted to be part of the visit.  Prabin's father who sells syringes on the street, these are a stringed Nepali instrument, played and sang to everyone's enjoyment.  Prabin showed his sponsors how well he could read English from a dictionary that they bought him. They were very impressed.  They stayed for well over an hour and said they had thoroughly enjoyed the experience and were very happy.
Today we visited Hattiban and gave out those colourful tops made by Kirsten and her friends in Duncan.  We had a good visit here and sat in the warm sun while the kids enjoyed pop and cookies.  I took all their photos and enjoyed a nice chat with them all.  How I love Hattiban, the fields were so green and many were coloured yellow with mustard.  It is very beautiful.  Before the electric goes I am putting up these photos.

Photos are Jeff and Laurel with Prabin and another with some other sponsored children Sunil and Arbin.  Sunita with a gift from her sponsor and their photo.  Jagat inspecting teeth in Hattiban.  We are hoping to do some dentistry here but not by Jagat!!  The children in their colourful shirts and Alina and mother.  Little Alina was delighted with her sponsor's gift and never let it out of her hand.  Samjhana and her little brothers Suman and Sujan.  Samjhana had just bathed Sujan.  They live downstairs from us.  Samjhana is holding a top sent by her sponsor.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Arrived in Nepal

Well I am here after a long journey that went well.  It is my second day and yesterday I did a lot of sleeping and unpacking.  I did not even go outside which is very unusual for me.  Today it is bright and sunny so will be going for a walk to get some fresh air.
I am putting up these photos of Jagat's daughter Puja with her medals that she won in by being first in her class at exam time and one she won in dance competition.  Also one of Lisa, Mann's daughter, in her Dog House Restaurant T-shirt that Rotarian Joe sent for her.  Jagat's two other children also won medals in various sports events and all of them are doing well and are lovely children.  Lisa, who is two and a half, keeps me amused all the time.

Tomorrow we are meeting sponsors from Nanaimo and taking them to see their sponsored child.  Will put up photos of this.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Loreen Benoit has written a book outlined below and is donating 5% of the proceeds to NEF.  Thank you Loreen this is very much appreciated.


Written by local Lorene Benoit, author, consultant and natural health teacher for more than 30 years, the book presents a comprehensive natural program for understanding, preventing and working with Cancer. This book began in April, 2005, when Benoit wrote the script, "A Complementary Approach to Cancer", for a series of cross Canada Health Classes to teach people about Paw Paw, a herb used as part of a natural program for cancer.
The end result is a 286 page book offering a program that works, is affordable, and can be combined with allopathic treatment

Lorene Benoit’s expertise offers a wealth of information about a complete Paw Paw program that has helped many with cancer. The book includes background, research, all instructions, and dietary suggestions about protein, pH, additional supportive supplementation, treatment options, lifestyle suggestions, case studies, success stories, and more. It answers a lot of the questions that have been asked by those following the program the last 5 years! It is professionally done, with charts and illustrations, making it easy to understand.
Lorene Benoit is a Natural Health Consultant and Educator, who founded Benoit & Associates Health Education Services in 1989. Her qualifications are Bachelor of Education in Biology and Physical Education, Masters of Holistic Healing, Certified Herbal Consultant, Iridologist, Contact Reflex Analyst, plus certifications for Live Blood Analysis, Western and Chinese herbs, Nutrition, Massage and Energy Healing.

Benoit has consulted, educated and volunteered extensively in the Cowichan Valley since 1991. She has taught throughout North America, from 5 to 500 people, both practitioners and clients, from workshops to her annual 4 day Herbal Intensive every summer on her herbal acreage on Vancouver Island. She was Canadian Instructor for both Tree of Light Masters of Holistic Health and Certified Herbal Consultant programs for 10 years in Canada.
She has authored for health publications since mid 1980’s, plus written booklets on Muscle Testing, Vaccinations and Chinese Herbs. Benoit has been featured and interviewed on radio and TV programs on a variety of topics.
Her passion is teaching health in everyday language! This book was written to offer help to anyone dealing with cancer, as well as to help understand causes and incorporate preventative lifestyle changes. For practitioners working with Cancer this book is a must to save you time and help your clients understand a natural approach.
For interview, more information and to order, please contact:

Benoit & Associates Health Education


ISBN 978-1-77084-011-9

Friday, February 11, 2011

Colourful Fleece Vests for the Children in Nepal

Kirsten Waddell and her three friends at the office got together and made 13 of these colourful vests on their lunch hours.  Before I went to Nepal in October they made scarves for the children but now have become more skilled and produced these colourful vests from their Duncan workplace.  A great way to help the kids in Nepal stay warm in colourful fleece in Canadian designs.  They picked fleece that had Canadian flags and Maple leaves in its design.  Thank you to Kirsten and her friends for their efforts, the kids will love them and the bright colours are just what they love in Nepal.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Leaving for Nepal Very Soon

I just have a little over two weeks before leaving for Nepal on the 22nd of Feb.  If you have letters or small gifts please get them to me by next week. 
I am still waiting on the last few payments but most of it is in.  Thank you everyone for making this the best year ever for the payments being in on time.
I am looking forward to seeing all the women and children in Nepal and of course my Nepal families of Mann and Jagat.  We have a sponsor coming a few days after me and our donors from Qatar coming on March 11th.  One of our Vancouver donors was just there. 
Everything is going well and when I am in Nepal I will update this blog as often as possible.  There is only 8 hours of electricity per day and often 4 hours of this is in the night which makes computer work difficult.
I will be matching new sponsors and children and new sponsors and women when I am there.  I will also use flickr for photos.