BENEFITING: EMPOWER NEPALI GIRLS INC
In December 2015, I traveled to Nepal with Empower Nepali Girls, a charitable organization that has been rescuing and supporting lower caste girls in remote areas of the country, especially those at risk to be trafficked into sex slavery or forced into early marriage because of catastrophic poverty. There are currently over 200,000 Nepali girls and women from Nepal who are being held captive in brothels throughout India. It is estimated that over 10,000 girls are smuggled across the border each year. We are doing our best to keep as many as we can out of harm’s way.
One of my professors at Cal State Fullerton, Dr. Jeffrey Kottler, started this foundation 14 years ago with one girl and it has now grown to support over 300 children in more than a dozen villages. 30 of the girls are now attending college, the first girls in their villages to ever attend higher education. 25 others just graduated high school.
It only costs $150 to support a girl in school for a year and only $2,500 per year to provide a university education. The foundation keeps their overhead under 20% and they don’t have an office or any paid staff; that way almost all the contributions go directly to support the girls. The teams conduct home and school visits of every one of the girls, making sure that all our supported and mentored.
I would like to ask you to support my work with these precious children by donating here on this website, or you can contact me to submit a cash or check donation. Empower Nepali Girls is registered as a 501(c)3 so all donations are tax deductible. Please check out their website at http://www.EmpowerNepaliGirls.org, their YouTube channel where volunteers or team members have posted videos of their experiences, or their Facebook group where many of the scholarship girls and volunteers share their experiences and update us on their progress.
Thanks SO much for considering my request to support our mission in Nepal. I am so pleased to be associated with an organization devoted to helping those children whose very lives depend on our work.