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The 40Friends HCC children's home

Lincs2Nepal became the sole funder of the (then) Humanitarian Concern Center (HCC) Children’s Home in Kathmandu, with effect from April 2022. To fund the Home’s running costs and improve its very basic facilities, we sought to identify forty “friends” – businesses, families and individuals – who would make monthly donations to the project going forward.

2023 was therefore the Charity’s first full year running the renamed 40 Friends HCC Children’s Home, which currently accommodates 19 children. Funds raised in 2023 totalled £27,170 and we spent a total of £21,275 on day-to-day running costs and improvements, which included:

  • partially refurbishing the kitchen;
  • painting the home inside and out, to make it a nicer environment for the children;
  • installing two cesspits, to service the toilets and showers that we added in 2022;
  • providing a fully equipped sickroom, to meet Nepali government rules;
  • building a small temple in the grounds, so that the staff and the children can properly enjoy their festivals, supported with extra money for Holi, Diwali and Christmas; and
  • buying new resources for the Home, including table tennis tables.

The Home now has three new staff members, two of whom were previously the oldest boy and girl, who recently joined the staff team to stay at the home and earn a salary. The third new staff member is a qualified nurse. 

Our children enjoyed their best-ever school results, with everyone passing their end of year exams and four of our older children moving on to college. Mamata, our youngest child, started school at nursery level.

Our Home has recently been recognised as the most improved children’s home in Kathmandu Valley by the Nepali government, something we are very proud of.

The Friends who have made these improvements to the renamed 40 Friends HCC Children’s Home possible are are:

Ambitions Personnel

Dave Charlton

Lewis Crampton

Deb@wombcancerinfo

DeeDee Ulyatt

Fairweather Estate Agents 

Fairley Bohemian

Force Four C

Glyn Yates and family

GTM International

Gusto Homes

Hii Communications

HMF Jewellery

Julia@ Welton Counselling

Karen Norman and family

Lakeland Leisure

Midas Collective

Milyo Limited

Nadal Electrical

Penny Hevey

Peter Bigger

Peter Starling

Rototek

Sarah Mochan (Body and Sole)

Satori Executive Search

Shelley Franklin

Steve Pritchard and Helen

Stuart Wallace Electricals

Switch Network

Tattooed Arms

Tina Morley

The Tribe Family

Tom Greenway

Union Wharf Narrowboats

Fred Wilkinson

Yoga Meditation Ltd (Market Harborough)

We are immensely thankful to the Friends who are helping us improve the lives of these great children. Please get in touch if you would like to become a Friend or can help in any other way.

During our May and October 2023 visits to Nepal, we made some more new memories for the children: taking them out to a restaurant; a day trip to the zoo; and a visit to Kathmandu Fun Valley water park. On the October trip, we put up new signage at the home, presented all the children with “40 Friends” t-shirts and, together with the children, created a mural with all their names and the Friends’ names on it.

Whilst we have made great progress in our first two years, there is much work to do. Plans for 2024 include creating a new kichen and turning the outside area into a sports court for volleyball, badminton and basketball, plus a small games room. Could you sponsor any of our improvements? Please get in touch if you can help.