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How our volunteers to Nepal help fund our work

Posted: Jul 14, 2014   |   Poverty & Hunger

School Uniforms for Girls

We've been working in Nepal for about a decade, on the ground, doing real projects like hospitals, clinics, schools and support of women and children. Income earned from supporting volunteers helps to fund these projects. Under the US IRS rules, an educational organization can be classified as a charity or 501c3 even though they don't do any work at all on the ground in countries where they send volunteers, or in some cases, very, very little. When you volunteer with us, you are working on our very own project sites and helping to support other projects such as the school uniforms for girls project which you can learn more about here.

Come join us in Nepal. Have a great experience for yourself and see first hand what we are doing ...

Ward 9 Revisited

Posted: Jun 27, 2009   |   Poverty & Hunger

Ward 9, Pokhara, Nepal

In May our article entitled "Slumdog Millionaire" introduced you to Ward 9, Pokhara. Ward 9 Pokhara, Nepal could have been the setting for Slumdog Millionnaire. The people of ward 9 are homeless squatters living in tin shanty homes on government owned land. When we learned that many of the children come daily to the Ward 9 children's center so their parents could work. We also learned that the children were hungry, seldom getting enough to eat at home and that the Ward 9 children's day care center could not afford to offer lunch to the 12-15 children who came daily.

Mountain Fund sprang into action the same day we visited Ward 9 children's center. We knew that a good lunch could be provided to these children for about $50.00 ...

Slumdog Millionnaire?

Posted: Jun 12, 2009   |   Poverty & Hunger

Slumdog Millionnaire? Ward 9 Pokhara, Nepal could have been the setting for Slumdog Millionnaire. The people of ward 9 are homeless squatters living in tin shanty homes on government owned land.

I couldn’t believe the story Govinda had just told me so I asked him to take me to Ward 9 so I could see for myself. There are sixteen daycare centers currently operated by the municipality but the one in Ward 9 was special since this was the ghetto. Govinda had told me its history and the story was just too compelling to ignore. In the past, these sixteen centers had been operated with support from UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Education Fund. UNICEF had created a lot of new jobs to give oversight to these centers but little in the way of ...

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