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Save Sauraha Orphanage in Nepal from Closing

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THE STORY:

Sauraha is a small orphange in Chitwan, Nepal that is home to about a dozen girls. Most of the funding to run the orphanage is from volunteers sent by the organization Volunteer Community Development (VCD) Nepal. Since the devastating earthquakes struck Nepal last spring, there has been a shortage of volunteers flocking to Nepal, resulting in a shortage of funds to run the orphanage. My friend Bicky, who runs VCD Nepal, recently told me that Mama (the head of the orphanage) is considering closing its doors as there is no more money to meet its need. Because they live in a culture that operates within a caste system, these o I was devastated when I heard this news. In 2012, I had the good fortune to spend time with the girls at Sauraha orphanage through VCD Nepal. I helped the girls with their English homework, danced to Bollywood hits with them, and took them swimming in the Chitwan River. They didn't have much, and $5000 would be the minimum needed to keep the orphanage open. Any more money would go above and beyond to provide better facilities for the girls, more clothing, and perhaps even better education. All the money would go directly to help the girls. I remember having a conversation with Mama in 2012, and her dream was to have her own building and start her own school. It breaks my heart that she is struggling to run the orphanage. Please consider helping these girls, my sisters. I have had dreams of opening scholarship funds for these girls in the future. My first goal is to ensure that they have a safe and loving environment and a good education. Any amount is greatly appreciated and will be put towards ensuring the best for the girls. Many thanks to you.

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