The children are growing, but the home isn’t! Our current capacity for girls is full, and we’ve had turn away young girls who desperately need a community such as the Bandipur Children’s home to save them from a life of domestic violence, child labor, or even sex trafficking.
We are big proponents of small-scale, home like community, but want to take every opportunity possible to welcome young ladies into the home, to help them change their lives and give them the best chance possible for a strong future. So our goal for 2018 is simple. We need to raise the roof!
Currently, all five of our girls are sleeping in a small room that’s not much bigger than a child’s bedroom in Canada, and they each have only 1 dresser drawer in which to stuff all their belongings. Some of them store their extra personal items on their beds and sleep beside their small pile of their possessions.
The local government in Nepal sees the issue as well, and they have given the home a deadline to construct a larger room for our girls, which requires that construction begin as soon as possible. The plan is to add top floor to the house, with a big room and a separate bathroom. Not only will this room give the girls the space they deserve, it will also allow us to add four more beds and accept a few more girls who desperately need a fresh start in life.
Now here is where you come in! Can you help us RAISE THE ROOF? We need to get this project underway as soon as possible so the girls can be all moved in before the winter starts.
We’re raising $25,000 to purchase building materials, cover labor costs, and make sure the room is properly finished and painted before the girls move in. Every contribution counts towards reaching our goal.
To donate online, fill out a donation form with our partners. From the drop down menu select “General” and in the message section, write “Nepal”. You can also send a cheque to IHS at Box 38125, Edmonton, AB, T6A 3Y6. Make the cheque payable to IHS, and in the memo line be sure to write “Nepal”. Don’t forget to include your personal info if you want to receive a tax receipt.
A little goes a long way for those who don’t have much, so join us in supporting the Bandipur Children’s Home! Thank you for all that you do. We couldn’t move forward without the generosity of donors just like you.