August 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Nepal farmland yields abundant harvest; provides nutritious meals for orphans, trafficking survivors

    Photo: Orphan girls rescued from extreme poverty are happy with a bountiful crop of organic vegetables!

    We are happy to report that our native-led farmland in Nepal yielded an abundant harvest of vegetables two weeks ago. The harvest produced 22 pounds of eggplant, 17 pounds of green beans, and 15 pounds of tomatoes. Our native farmers also harvested pumpkins, which are a special treat as pumpkin leaves are considered a delicacy in Nepal. Our farmers are also growing corn right now — they expect 1,320 pounds of corn at the time of its harvest.

  • Rice harvest preparation underway; to provide funding, nutrition for orphans

    Photo: A local woman is happy to work at our farm, which provides for her and her community in an empowering way.

    We are pleased to share the good news that preparation for the rice harvest is going very well, according to schedule. There has been more heavy rain and flooding than this time last year, but reports from the field tell us that they expect the weather to clear up and provide excellent conditions for the harvest in late November or December. At this point in the process, 1-2 women are preparing the field for planting, working 8 hours a day. They are healthy and happy to work on the rice farm as it provides a staple in the orphans’ and the community’s diets. Our native team in Myanmar is able to serve almost 300 meals each day to orphans and staff in four different homes in the country.

  • Children at Nepal orphanage are happy about new Boys Home

    Photo: Orphans once trapped in extreme poverty and child labor are now free and thriving in their new environment.

    Thanks to profits from our native-led farmland enterprise, along with donations from our generous donors, we were able to expand the Nepal orphanage to include a new Boys Home to better serve the girls and boys who are growing to need their own space. The new home, which houses 9 boys ages 9-14, includes two bedrooms with 3 bunk beds in each room, a changing room with a bathroom, and a study room. The boys moved into their new home in June and have been very happy there during study time and bedtime.