One day when Dil Shova Shrestha was walking on the street she saw a couple of helpless old ladies. Looking at their condition she decided to bring them home and look after them. At that time she was renting two of her apartments and she thought her income would be sufficient to take care of them. Today 28 elderly women and 47 children reside in "Aama ko Ghar", all of her apartments are occupied and each room has at least 4 beds. All of these people had nowhere to go. some were lying on the streets and had been raped numerous times, some had been asked to move out of their children's home, some were mentally/physically challenged and some just didn't have anywhere else to go. The 47 children had been the victims of 10 year long Maoist insurgency in the country, their parents had been killed during the war. The organization also sponsors their education.
Dil Shova Shrestha has been receiving help from many individuals but she has always had to buy water for drinking purposes. We decided to help her because installing a water purifier in "Aama ko Ghar" would save a lot of money for them that they could otherwise use to maintain the house or to pay their bills. Apart from installing the water purifier we also distributed school bags, copies, pencils and pens to all of the school going children and water bottles to everyone living there. Words can never describe our time there. It was a very heart touching experience and this day will be in our memory forever!
|Dil Shova Shrestha inaugurating the machine|
|A blind lady feeling her bottle|