Nepal 2015 Fundraising


Bourgandi Children Home

Despite some progress in poverty reduction in recent years, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with a Human Development Index of 0.463, placing it 157th out of 187 countries listed in the United Nations Development Programme’s Human Development Report 2013.

Over 30 per cent of Nepalese live on less than US$14 per person, per month, according to the national living standards survey conducted in 2010-2011. While the overall poverty rate for Nepal is 25 per cent, this figure increases to 45 per cent in the Mid-Western region and 46 per cent in the Far-Western region. In these remote hill and mountain zones, the terrain is rugged, rainfall is low and the poor-quality soil is difficult to farm. Agricultural holdings per household are the smallest in the country.

About 80 per cent of Nepal’s people live in rural areas and depend on subsistence farming for their livelihoods. Household food insecurity and poor nutrition are major concerns in these areas, where about half of children under five years of age are undernourished. Most rural households have little or no access to primary health care, education, safe drinking water, sanitation or other basic services.

The name Bourgandi Children Home is taken from the French region Burgundy which also is the name of an organization in France which is fully sponsoring the food to the children. It is a small children home established on 22nd January 2010 by seven of the members completing the legal procedures to open such organization, taking over a similar organization which was on the verse of collision. Located at Ramhitti-6, Boudha, the organization is currently run by two persons, Mr. Sanjeev Yonjan, the president and Mr. Ghaman Tamang, secretary of the organization. The organization in total consisted of 25 children who were from rural areas of our country like Dolpo, Bajura, Jasin Pauwa, etc. as its targeted areas are the rural ones of the nation. The children living there studies in Gyanmala School together.

The two of the people, Mr. Yonjan and Mr. Tamang who are looking after the organization are professionally into different business. But, because of their keen interest on providing knowledge and shelter to the children from rural areas who are lacking behind, they started with the children home which is providing food and shelter for 25 children from different areas of the nation which no doubt will be getting a better future.

This year I have decided to dedicate my full support to the Bourgandi Children Home. I have already met the kids and Mr. Tamang last year when we sponsored books for the kids. This years’ needs are the same, books and uniforms. The total amount needed is 1100 Euro. I will try to amass as much as possible by fund raising to support the children and the orphanage. If you would like to be part of the project, you can either make an online donation or send me some funds on my bank account.

6 responses »

    • Hi Sharon,
      I am back from Nepal for two weeks. It is terrible what has happened there and it makes me very sad. Luckily the children are all safe. Communication could finally be established yesterday. They had to sleep in a bus in the courtyard of the school until Monday morning as there have still been about 50 aftershocks since Saturday.
      Thanks a lot for your message.

      • So very good to hear from you JC. I am glad to hear that all the children are safe. I can only imagine the heartbreaking sadness that you and countless others are going through right now. Let us know how we can help.

    • Hi Sharon,
      It is really kind of you to spread the word about the Bourgandi Children Home. The children are now living in a School Bus since the earthquake. I am able to get some news regularly and I have heard that they are really tough and helping each other as much as they can. I will wait a little bit. There are many organizations there to help people on a larger scale. As soon as the country is out of the most difficult moments I will ask them on how I can target my humble help as good as possible and a that moment I will do another fundraising. At the moment it is very difficult as the basic needs (like dinking water and food) are not even fulfilled. But there are many big organisations working hard on this issue. I’ll post a new message as soon as I know what I can do to help them. Meanwhile I will post a new request on to start and collect funds right now.
      Thank you very much,

      • Thank you very much for the update JC! I look forward to your next post and more information and details as to how we can be of best service to the children and others affected in Nepal. Do keep in touch and blessings on all your good effort. Warmest regards, Sharon

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