Background – Dooley Intermed supported Eco-Home for Orphaned Children
Dooley Intermed is determined to help the young orphans of Nepal, and your contributions are making their dreams come true. We first began helping orphans in Nepal in 2007, when we discovered a group of children sleeping on straw mats on bare floors, with tattered clothing, non-existent healthcare, minimal opportunities for school, and very little food. Dooley Intermed stepped in to provide critical support for food, shelter and clothing, and then initiated a major plan with our Nepal based Dooley Intermed affiliate, Mission Himalaya, to build a brand new Orphanage facility in a beautiful rural area with clean air and water located about 50 km. from Kathmandu. Located in a fertile valley with access to a high-quality local private school and a new Dooley Intermed sponsored Community Health Post. Our goal has been to create a brand new dedicated Orphanage complete with proper dorm rooms and bathrooms, a small meeting hall, and an adjoining modest “eco-farm” with outdoor space for a playground and an extensive vegetable garden and chicken coop to provide fresh eggs, an important source of protein for the children. We currently have 30 children happily living at this beautiful new facility!
Every one of the boys and girls at the Dooley InterMed supported Eco-Home Orphanage has arrived as a result of a harrowing, heartbreaking experience. No child anywhere should have to endure what these children had already suffered in their young lives, often filled with violence, abandonment, forced labor, begging in the streets, malnutrition, and sexual exploitation.
It is truly remarkable to see how their young lives are changed by your support. They thrive in a safe, loving environment with medical care, and nutritious meals surrounded by a caring new family of children and experienced staff. However, as our founder, Dr. Verne Chaney said, “the need is never-ending”. Every donation, large or small, has incredible power to create life-changing improvements in the lives of these children who had nowhere else to turn.
Please check our “news and events” web page for progress reports and pictures.
Celebrating the opening of the Happy Shepherd Cottage for the Eco Home volunteers
Thank You For Your Support!