13-year-old Shanta now is in grade 5. He lost his mother during the earthquake and now stays with his father, three brothers (Laxman and Ram) and a younger sister. They live in a very remote, mountainous area that is a half-day walk from the nearest dirt road. Shanta’s father, Dal Bahadur, is just now learning the Nepali language (he speaks a local language) and grew up as a subsistence farmer in the high hills of Northern Dhading. Before the earthquake, he was working abroad as a laborer in the Gulf in order to make some money to support his wife and 5 children. As soon as he got the news of the earthquakes and his wife’s death, he came back for his children. “Now I spend all of my time cooking for my children, cleaning, and washing their clothes. I do not want to leave my children. I want to be there for my children and give them a good life and education. I am sure that my children will do something great and I will be a proud father.”
Shanta Himalayan Children’s Charities Earthquake Victim
Winter Warm Up Distribution
In December HCC held a fundraiser/matching campaign to provide warm winter clothes to 292 students in Benighat, Dhading Nepal We raised almost $10k!
HCC Students Volunteer
Students in the Peak Program in Kathmandu are required to volunteer to promote awareness and inspire them to pursue a life of giving back to their ...
With Love, From Nepal
Lower Dhading Update from Rina
This report from Lower Dhading was prepared and written by HCC student, Rina. On June 30th, we went on a trip to Lower Dhading. The purpose of our ...
Supplies for Benighat Schools
For the last year we have been helping support a marginalized community in Behighat, Dhading. The Pandemic plunged many families into abject povert...
One Child at a Time
For the last seven years, Himalayan Children’s Charities has been supporting students and families in rural Nepal. What began as educational suppor...
Himalayan Children’s Charities creates paths out of poverty for vulnerable children and at-risk youth in Nepal. Through investment in quality education, innovative mentorship and a loving family environment, we help build lives of leadership.
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