LaurieAnne Blanchard

“Seven years ago I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to Nepal and volunteer at Namaste Community Foundation (Formerly: Namaste Children’s House) Orphanage. I wanted to go in person before I donated money, to make sure it was an honestly run, ethical and safe place for children. I found all that and more. This is the model I wish all orphanages were based on. Visma Raj Paudel, Director (founder), and the staff show the children love and give them a good education as well as run programs that better the entire community. I am starting a non profit in the United States so I can further help Visma in his dream of building a larger facility, one that can rescue, save, care for, educate and yes…show love to even more children, and I couldn’t ask for a better partner organization to raise money for. I can’t wait to go back!”