Support for Unprivileged Families
Himalayan Leaky Foundation (HLF) supports unprivileged families and provides basic needs and education for women and children. It looks after families who have been affected due to the father who has to leave Nepal for employment and does not or cannot return. In countries such as the Middle East there is the risk of trafficking and these men become modern day slaves, unable to return and support their families. HLF looks after and creates opportunities for those affected families.
During our August 2018 visit to Nepal, we were also able to spend time with other projects HLF has been involved with for over three years. Visiting the Bhaktapur Community is always such an enjoyable experience and seeing the children growing up (so quickly!) happy and healthy makes everything worthwhile.
Being able to give this community support to find their ways to self-sustainability is what it is all about for us and we anticipate it won’t be too much longer before we don’t have to offer any financial support, just lots of aroha and a lifelong bond.
When we first looked at securing the land for the Bhaktapur community to build on, HLF committed to the community to give them five years of rent as part of the process to getting them to self-sustainability. So far with donations we have been able to pay for two-and-a-half years’ worth but still have another two-and-a-half years to go. You can help us bridge this gap by donating now.
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Following the initial food distribution, our first order of business has been to build a home for a family who are living in desperate conditions, under tarpaulins next to the jungle. Every day they risk their lives by intruding elephants or tigers, not to mention… well, they are living under tarpaulins, enough said really. Rabindra investigated options and we are delighted to confirm there is tribal whanau land that they can use to build a kainga/home. Due to the tropical conditions in the Chitwan area (Nepal is a land of many extremes, going from some of the coldest places on earth to the hottest, and we at HLF operate from the mountains...