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.
Way to go Judy!
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.
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Our biggest project yet. October 18th.
Details coming soon.
Josh here with a quick update from Nepal!
We received an overwhelming amount of appreciation from those that attended the 10/18 dental camp in Leknath. So much so that we are hoping to make it an annual event!
As mentioned previously we came away from the camp with over 20 children needing advanced dental work that couldn’t be provided at the camp. We are now working hard towards raising the $1,000 price tag that will be required to help them.
We are coming up on one of the biggest festivals in Nepal, Dashain, a celebration of good trumping evil. It is a 15 day long festival which means we will have to take a quick break here as our local board will head back to their villages and celebrate and all government offices will be closed. After the break, we hope to have raised the money needed to get the Leknath children to the dentist, and hope to put on a health clinic before my departure on October 26th.
Great stuff coming up!
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Congratulations to our President Judy Schumann on her very successful fundraiser for Nana’s House in which she sold her delicious homemade jam at her local farmers market in Stoughton, WI.
Judy raised over $160, allowing for bigger possibilities when it comes to Nana’s House projects and supporting underprivileged children in Nepal.
By sure to be on the lookout for all our pictures and information after the conclusion of our free dental camp which we will be hosting in Leknath, Nepal on September 18th. All made possible by your donations.
Things are certainly picking up here in Pokhara,Nepal! Today, the home stay where I am currently living finished its construction today and per Nepali tradition they had a puja celebration meant to “bless” the house. In talks with the Nana’s House board (in U.S) and talks with the Hope Nepal board (Nepal), it looks like we are a go for a dental camp for a tentative date of September 18th. It will be held in Leknath Deurali, 15th district at a local government school that currently has over 100 children enrolled. In several meetings with Hope Nepal, they feel that this is the best area as it is very rural and that many children suffer from poor dental hygiene because lack of care. Few are aware of the long term effects of poor dental health, and direct correlation to heart health. It will be a 2 day health clinic with the first day being check ups where children may receive fillings, or if more work is needed, the child will be take into Pokhara proper and more work will be done. The second day will consist of learning how to properly care for teeth, importance of brushing every single day, and the effect that sweets and candy can have on the teeth. Of course a one time camp will not be able to completely change their habit, so we hope to make a visit to Leknath every 8 months or so for a check up.
Your donations are what have made this all possible and we would love to continue with there projects in Nepal.
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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!
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