In 2005 we at Family Volunteer Services of Nepal (FVS) became acutely aware of the plight of the many displaced children in the country, mainly due to the conflict at that time, and also exacerbated by annual food shortages. Through a friend we learned of a specific group that were at risk and needed care, and opened a home for these girls from Humla, a district in the far north-west of the country. By Nepali standards, it is the most remote area you can go to, and the farthest from the capital. With no motor-vehicle-worthy roads, it can only be reached by days of walking, or a small airstrip, the cost of the latter being prohibitive for locals.
Later we also came to hear of two impoverished and orphaned girls from other districts, and so our little home was born. In the years since, the girls have grown and prospered, physically and educationally, as well as emotionally.
A local house-mother sees to their day-to-day care, and they attend a good school a short walk from their home.
It’s wonderful to see these girls slowly coming out of their shell and expressing their hopes and dreams for the future, what they would like to become.
FVS is committed to continuing to care for them until they are grown, and even provide for their further education if they so desire.