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Compassion for Nepal - a Foster Home for Destitute Children

An Oasis in Kathmandu

In Lalitpur, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Michael Tamang and his wife run a small children's home. The oldest girl, Rita, has graduated high school and is now waiting to start her nurse education and their youngest child (who is also their only biological child) is a 2 year-old boy. The 3 other girls Salina, Sahara and Shanti are between 6 and 11 and are enrolled at the Mahalaxmi Primary School in Lalitpur, Kathmandu.

These girls all come from destitute families and would have had quite a different upbringing if Michael hadn't reached out to help.

You can help Michael and Sabina by donating full (or partial) sponshorships. 

Ann Wilson at Compassion for Nepal;

From left to right: Salina, Shanti, Ann, Sahara

​Why sponsor a child's education?

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with an estimated 30% of Nepalis living below the poverty line and some 80% of people living on less than US$2 per day.


Sadly this means that many children miss out on receiving a full education, and remain stuck in the cycle of poverty, with little or no opportunities for career development.​

Sponsorship through VIN provides children with the invaluable opportunity to enter or remain in education, and realize their full potential.​


What does a sponsorship include?

A full sponsorship costs €230 per year and includes admission fees; examination fees; monthly tuition fees; two sets of uniform (shirt, pant, sweater, tie, belt, shoes, bag etc); stationery and books; medication; child club support; support for community development activities and an administrative charge (including correspondence; follow up and monitoring of the sponsored child).

A partial spnsorship costs € 105 per year and apart from all school fees includes stationery and books.

What do I receive as a sponsor?

As a full sponsor you will receive a photo of your sponsored child, an electronic copy of your sponsored child’s progress report twice a year, electronic copies of any letters, cards and other correspondence from your sponsored child. 

2012: Silly pose at the zoo. From left to right: Shanti, Salina, Sahara 

2012: Doing homework in the living room. From left to right: Salina, Shanti, Sahara and Milson

Ann Wilson with Michael Tamang in May 2017

Salina and Shanti skiping rope (2013)

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