With the help of volunteer Linda Murden, Nana’s House was able to purchase much needed new backpacks and clothes for the children of the Pokhara Nestling Home just in time for back to school after a month long holiday!
My 4th trip to Nepal has come to an end and I couldn’t be happier with the success and results that Nana’s House was able to deliver during these 2 months. I came into the trip very unsure of who we would be partnering with and what our projects would look like. Meeting Badrit Pandit and the crew of Hope Nepal put all those worries to rest. Not only were they professional, trustworthy, hard working, but also extremely passionate about providing social services to underprivileged people. I very, very much look forward to working with them in the future and completing bigger and better projects. I also have to say how extremely impressed I am with the support that came in mid way through my trip here. When we held the dental camp at Chandra Jyoti Secondary School for 100+ people including 70 children, we didn’t expect that we would have 15 children who would need further dental work that couldn’t be completed then and there. This also wasn’t in our budget, so we started a Go Fund Me page. The results were awesome. We raised over $500 and we’re able to provide services for each and every child. Our supporters really came through for us and our projects and couldn’t give a bigger thank you for everyone’s support.
What Nana’s House completed during this trip:
1. Donated $250 of multi-vitamins to the 8 children of the Nestling Home
2. Held a Dental Camp in Leknath for 117 attendees
3. Supported 15 children for follow up dental work the next week
4. Held a Health Camp in lower Leknath Village for 530 attendees
5. Provided vegetables/meat/fruit on a weekly basis for the 8 children of the Nestling Home
6. Provided Anju with medical services and any future medical needs she may have
For the next couple of months, Nana’s House and Hope Nepal will research future projects that we can collaborate on, along with fundraising efforts.
I look forward to my next opportunity to come back to this wonderful country and finish where we left off.
Very excited to share with you the official flyer for our dental clinic which we will be holding on September 18th in Leknath, Nepal. A completely free clinic which will be serving low income families and their children. We expect over 100 kids and their parents to attend, in which they will receive a check up, any fillings they may need, education on how best to keep up their dental hygiene, and toothbrushes and toothpaste.
All your donations and support have allowed to put on something like this and we at Nana’s House would like to give all of you a big thank you.
Many thanks goes to the Vesterheim Norwegian Museum in Decorah,IA for selling the hats made by our own President Judy Schumann during the town’s Nordic Festival. They sold over 40 hats and raised $180.00 for Nana’s House!
Judy and I just got off an almost 2 hour Skype conversation where we went over our 501-C3 applications and crunched some numbers. We are very close to sending that out and after approval, will allow us to take tax deductible donations. We found out that in the 6 months we have been up and running, Nana’s House has raised over $6,500 in gross income. That’s over $1,000 a month in donations which is AMAZING!
I am also getting very excited as my 4th trip back to Nepal is quickly approaching. I will find myself back in Pokhara,Nepal on August 30th where I will meet with our partner organization,Hope Nepal and discuss our future endeavors of starting a Children’s Home and services for under privileged and at-risk children, I will research building costs, and meet with the board members of Hope Nepal and furthering that relationship. Last but not least, visiting the 8 wonderful children of the Nestling Home and dropping off several donations including vitamins and clothing.
We continue to push forward!
Director of Nana’s House
Thanks to a a very generous donation from The Harbor School to Nana’s House Non Profit, we were able to purchase 6 months worth of children’s multivitamins for the 10 children and 1 house mother of the Pokhara Nestling Home in Pokhara,Nepal. They will be delivered during my next visit to Nepal in August.
Thanks again Harbor School!
Nana’s House just concluded a terrific board meeting tonight, this was officially our 2nd time meeting since we have formed. Tonight we designated each others positions within the board, talked about my trip back to Nepal on August 27th for 2 months including the itinerary and goals,and discussed the current status of our 501-C3 application.
Very lucky to be surrounded by a great group of people that believe in Nana’s House and what we are trying to do. I am quite fortunate to have them in my corner. There are many exciting things coming up including a couple of public speaking engagements and a fundraiser.