Our Home is a shelter for disadvantaged girls that is situated in Dhulikhel, near Kathmandu.
Our Home is a shelter for disadvantaged girls that is situated in Dhulikhel, near Kathmandu. It was built on land donated by the local community and is managed by Help Nepal Network, our partner charity based in Nepal.
Our Home opened in August 2014 and supports more than 20 girls aged 4 years and upwards. The local school is a short walk away, providing all the girls with good access to an education.
The girls have had to cope with a range of experiences, including:
- the death of at least one parent;
- an absent father;
- abandonment by their parents;
- having disabled parents who were unable to care for them;
- and, most commonly, living in households coping with extreme poverty.
Our Home is also partly self-sustaining, with produce from the garden being used to provide an income as well as food for the shelter.
A film by Emma Plant with Alexander Presland, May 2017
Children’s Home we helped build with your donations.