TRAGIC HISTORY OF NEPAL
When school teacher Buddhiman and his wife Indrakala Pariyar saw the vast number of orphans and destitute children on the streets of Kathmandu they were absolutely horrified but were determined to help.
In a country that had been torn apart by a decade of civil war with over 13,000 people killed and over 70,000 displaced from their homes there was simply no future for these children other than a life on the streets where they would inevitably end up glue sniffing or involved in petty crime.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Buddhiman quickly set about renting a small house in Kathmandu and with no funds or support from the government set up the Humanitarian Concern Center. In the early days Indrakala would be out at 4am in the morning standing by the busy ring road in Kathmandu selling cups of tea to passing lorry drivers. At the same time Buddhiman was calling on the local community and business people for donations of any kind.
This hand to mouth existence carried on for about two years with Buddhiman managing the small amounts of money available by limiting the number of children living at the Center to never more than 30. In more recent years with the help of regular local support, NGO’s and volunteering organizations from various parts of the world things are slowly starting to improve for this little orphanage. Our single most important aim is to retain the stability that has been achieved over the last years.
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