So what’s the good(amazing, fantastic, superb) news????
My Nepal based Non-Profit Nana’s House has achieved 501-c3 status! This is one of the greatest things that has happened to me and this organization. Many people to thank including board members Judy Schumann and Sue Bingham for the incredibly hard work they put in to make this a realization. Huge thanks to Debra Heesch who managed to raise the money needed for the filing fee.
What does this mean for the organization?… 1. This means from here on out, any donation made to Nana’s House is TAX DEDUCTIBLE 2. We are now able to apply for a plethora of grants that would fund our social service projects in rural Nepal.
Beyond excited as to what this means for this organization and thoroughly excited for our future projects.
Huge thanks to our amazing supporters and everyone who made this possible!
If you would like to make a tax deductible to Nana’s House,
Congratulations to Nana’s House President Judy Schumann on her successful fundraiser supporting Nana’s House at her local craft fair in Wisconsin. Managing to raise over $500, she sold purses and pashmina scarves/shawls from Nepal, spiced walnuts and pecans, small edible cornucopias, gingerbread houses to order,homemade jams and jellies and holiday cards made from the artwork done by the children of The Nestling Home in Pokhara,Nepal.
The Nana’s House WASH project at Shree Chandra Jyoti Primary School has officially finished!
The brand new 6,000 liter water reserve tank will serve as a holding tank for the drinking water and for flushing for the 85 children and staff of the local school in Leknath,Nepal. After several weeks of the project being on hold due to the current fuel crisis, we can officially say that from this day forward, the children of Shree Chandra Jyoti will have clean running water at their school.
Due to the April 25th earthquake, their original and poorly constructed water reserve tank was rendered useless because of several cracks. This has meant that for the past 6 months the children have had to use the surrounding forest as their bathroom and carrying their own water from home.
We at Nana’s House are incredibly proud beyond belief to be able to create and complete such a project with long lasting effects and benefits and to our wonderful donors, without you, this never would have happened.
Thank you so much to all who made this possible, and a huge thank you to our local partner organization Hope Nepal Association for Social Welfare – HNASW and Badri Pandit for playing such an integral role.
Our WASH project at Shree Chandra Jyoti has officially commenced!
A little bit from our Board of Directors regarding our latest endeavor:
A NEW PROJECT FOR NANA’S HOUSE
HNASW has identified another school that is in desperate need of help. Chandra Jyoti Primary School in Leknath, where we held our dental clinic last year, has lost its’ water supply. The old supply tank cracked during the earthquake and has not held water for almost six months. Children are bringing water from home to drink. Village women are hiking fifteen minutes up the hillside to haul water back to the school but it is inadequate to supply the toilet facilities or for hand washing. Again the surrounding forest is being used. Needless to say this has resulted in diminished hygiene and thus more illness among everyone at the school.
This project would significantly impact the quality of both education and health at the school. The proposal provides for new pipes to be run from the main supply line to a new reinforced holding tank designed to survive natural disasters. This tank would supply the toilet facilities and a potable water spigot to meet all the needs of the school. Nana’s House has the $3,000 in it’s general funds on hand to start the project immediately and it is projected to take two weeks for construction and two weeks drying time for the cement. We will post photos to the website as work progresses and upon completion.
Thank you again for your support in allowing us to serve the homeless and impoverished individuals of Nepal.
Nana’s House Board of Directors
October 5, 2015
Some of the faces of the 85 children who attend Shree Chandra Jyoti Primary School in Leknath,Nepal. Due to the April 25th earthquake, their water reserve tank at the school was damages meaning that for 6 months they have not had proper running water at the school. When the principal and teachers were asked where the children relieve themselves, they pointed to the nearby forest.
Nana’s House is currently working on a project that would build a brand new water reserve tank that would be able to withstand any future natural disasters.
If you would like to donate to Nana’s House and support our efforts:
As this will be my last trip to Nepal for the year and for quite a while as we wait for 501 C3(hopefully goes out next month) and start to apply for grants, I thought it would only be fitting to reminisce and share with the achievements that Nana’s House in conjunction with Hope Nepal Association for Social Welfare – HNASW have been able to accomplish through YOUR support.
In 2015 we:
Built all new bunk beds for the 8 children of the Nestling Home
Constructed a toilet for Indra and her 5 daughters (They were previously having to use the forest to relieve themselves)
Made 3 relief trips up to villages in Gorkha after the horrendous April 25th earthquake, delivering medicine,food and household items for at risk families.
Sponsored 27 children from the Jumla area and 23 children from the Leknath area for the upcoming school year, providing them with school uniforms and all necessary materials.
Provided families in Leknath with over 100 pounds of clothing,shoes toothbrushes, huge bags of rice,lentils,soap and oil
Quite amazing to look back on all that we have accomplished during this year. Wouldn’t have happened if not for your support.
If you would like to support Nana’s House and allow more projects like this happen during my next 2 months in Nepal, please CLICK HERE
Today, Nana’s House revisited Leknath municipality and followed up with several families that we have supported in the past.
Mandip and Rekha, whose grandmother just passed, and are currently living alone with a neighboring aunt to support them.
Indra and her daughter Bipana. Indra, because of a medical condition, is unable to work and with the passing of her husband several years ago, finds it very difficult to take care of her 4 daughters.
Suresh and his mother Shrijana, who are still picking up the pieces years later after separating from an abusive husband and father
Shiva, a woman with no family to speak of,lives in a cow shack by herself on the outskirts of town.
Today,thanks to all of your wonderful support, Nana’s House was able to provide a month’s worth of basic necessities including 55 pounds of rice,soap,masala,cooking oil and lentils