Be Inspired!

Be Inspired!

Namlo Nepal Coordinator Kanchi Sherpa with Dhuskun Women

Namlo Nepal Coordinator Kanchi Sherpa with Dhuskun Women

 

If you’ve been following us online and through facebook, and haven’t yet donated to Namlo, now is the time to be inspired, and play a direct role in helping us build sustainable communities in Nepal and Nicaragua.

First of all, thanks to all of you who have been donating recently and supporting Namlo’s mission.  Being a small non-profit, every dollar counts at Namlo, and every donation has direct impact on the people we serve.  Right now, time is running out on the matching grant from Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation, and we really need your help to get the full benefit of the grant.  For a little inspiration, I offer the following ways your donation can play a major role in the lives of people in the remote communities in Nicaragua and Nepal where we operate:

$6,000 to support Educational Excellence in Namlo Schools.  We’ve made a commitment to improving the educational performance in our schools in Nepal by hiring a educational specialist.  This person will provide training and capacity building to teachers, school administrators, parents and community members so that a culture of educational excellence begins to develop in Namlo’s schools, and downward patterns are reversed. Now we need the funds to cover the educational materials, transportation and project funds to deliver meaningful support in the schools for the next twelve months.

Students in front of new Khamdenu School

Students in front of new Khamdenu School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$10,000 to support Namlo’s Greenhouse Project in Nicaragua, where each household greenhouse increases family nutrition and household incomes, and costs around $250 in materials to produce.  We’ve been able to afford to get 5 greenhouses up, out of a target of 50 for the next twelve months.

Building a greenhouse

Building a greenhouse

Nicaragua Household Greenhouse

Nicaragua Household Greenhouse

Nicaragua Coordinator Rosario Velasquez with Beets in El Salmeron

Nicaragua Coordinator Rosario Velasquez with Beets in El Salmeron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$45,000 to build a new school in the new community of Arunodaya.  Arunodaya is populated by ex-Ghurkha servicemen who are giving back to their community by organizing school improvement and construction.  They simply don’t have enough money to meet the need for more classrooms, or for launching the economic development projects that they hope will reduce the brain-drain and urban migration of the youth of their villages.

Namlo  construction

Namlo construction

$24,000 to support the growth of Micro-enterprise and income-generation for the Dhuskun Women’s Cooperative.  This past year, Namlo Nepal has built a business training center, with a goal of it becoming a business incubator for the community.  Now it’s time to invest in micrenterprises, such as livestock and goat-rearing to reduce the dependency on goats imported from China, ginger and essential oil production to grow more of this valuable cash-crop and begin to add value so that the women’s cooperative can tap in to international markets.

Essential Oil Process Plant - Similar to the one needed in the Dhuskun Women's Center

Essential Oil Process Plant – Similar to the one needed in the Dhuskun Women’s Center

We need to raise at least $7,000 by the end of next week in order to meet the match!   Please help us take advantage of the match from the Benito and Frances C. Gaguine Foundation.  They have been really supportive to Namlo over the years, and I hope you can find the level of their contribution “inspiration” to donate and get involved.

 

Best regards,

Keith