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June 27, 2012

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June 27, 2012

The impact this organization has on the population of Nepal and surrounding Himalayan regions is completely profound and virtually unmatched. This is the poorest country in Asia and children would literally starve and have absolutely no future without this brilliant uplifted organization. Their work and impact is superior. A model of goodness and effectiveness. What a non-profit should be and how all the world should take care of one another.

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2012

June 26, 2012

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June 26, 2012

I have donated to HCF for the past several years. It is heartwarming to see the smiles on these children monks and nuns who so appreciate the assistance and education they recieve. I am pleased that monies that the HCF recieves goes directly to supporting all of the projects. I have great confidence in those who run the organization which is why I am a part of this wonderful community.

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June 26, 2012

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June 26, 2012

I have sponsored a day student at the Shree Mangal Dvip for several years. I thoroughly enjoy the correspondence I receive throughout the year from my student. It is very heartwarming knowing that my small contribution can make such a huge difference in the life of a child. I am also pleased to know that every penny is spent to educate and care for the children. It is my pleasure to be linked to such a loving and caring organization.

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June 14, 2012

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June 14, 2012

An interest in Buddhist Studies led my husband and me to a teacher who opened our hearts to the extraordinary commitment that Thrangu Rinpoche has made to educate and care for underprivileged young people from the Himalayan region. Our hearts joined with many others' when my husband began sponsoring 10 young nuns from Tara Abbey via the contributions he received from teaching yoga. It is a lovely relationship of one community (yoga) supporting another community (students). I was inspired by a personal visit to Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School (SMD) and Tara Abbey in Nepal that confirmed the wealth of scholarship, personal development, and broad world view provided for these endearing students by the Himalayan Childrens Fund - all from an operating budget that is unimaginably lean. I now support a nun attending monastic college in her quest for a graduate degree. Our warm correspondence with these 11 young women has made the world a much smaller place. We are grateful for the heart connection we share.

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June 13, 2012

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June 13, 2012

Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School, a school for Himalayan children is based here in Kathmandu, Nepal. We have about 600 children receiving free education, children from the high Himalayas, where there are no schools and where hunger reigns. HCF helps us educate, feed, clothe and house the children and helps us to run our 24 - hour School Clinic so we can the full spectrum of care, including dentistry and vision. HCF has been helping our school for many years...and now we have 38 students who are overseas on scholarships, many here in Nepal finishing degrees or studying General Medicine to become 'barefoot doctors'. Thank-you HCF!

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their responsiveness to the needs on the ground, here in Nepal...one of the poorest countries in the world.

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December 18, 2011

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December 18, 2011

I am especially happy that 100% of my donations for an individual child are given for the support of that child; that no administrative fees are taken out of the total. Excellent service that truly benefits children in need.

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2011

April 27, 2011

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April 27, 2011

I have been an enthusiastic sponsor of HCF students for more than a decade. Over those years I've been fortunate to visit Nepal several times and have had the wonderfully rewarding experience of seeing shy little kids transform into confident young men and women with excellent English and genuine interest in the world around them. The mission of HCF is simple enough, but the results are profound: children from remote villages are being saved from illiteracy and poverty and given a modern education--a future of real possibilities. I can't imagine a more direct or more meaningful way to help change young lives.

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visiting SMD School and seeing bright, kind, caring kids whose education is imbued with the values of compassion and selflessness.

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encourage everyone I know to get involved.

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April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

I have been a supporter of HCF for 18 years and it has been a most rewarding experience. I helped support a young Nepalise girl for about 15 years and she now has the equivalent of a Ph.D. . I have also supported 2 young boys so that they could complete their primary schooling. The school in Boudhenath, Shree Mangal Dvip, is very well run and the students are incredibly motivated and enthusiastic. I have visited the school on 3 occasions in the past 6 years.
I now support a group of senior students at the above school who are part of an independent living program. A significant portion of the students who participate in this program receive scholarships (including internationally) to continue their schooling. HCF does an excellent job managing their funds and supporting children in Nepal that would otherwise have very little opportunity in life.

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The children I sponsored have completed their schooling. One student has the equivalent of a Ph.D.. I have also visited several of their other projects in Nepal. They are all beautifully built, constantly expanding due to demand, and the children and young adults are all thriving.

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Try to get more younger Westerners involved in fund raising for the organization.

April 24, 2011

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April 24, 2011

I first became involved with HCF as a volunteer while living in Kathmandu. My college age son, who was in Kathmandu for an internship, and I worked at the school opening the library after school hours for free reading and art activities. We loved volunteering there, such a friendly happy place with the children so interested in talking to us. When my son graduated from College the next year he wanted his monetary gifts to go to the school. His aunts and uncle agreed to continue sponsoring the little boy yearly. Two years later my family gave me a gift of sponsorship for a little girl for Christmas. We also have been lucky enough to return to Nepal several times, have visited the school and spent very special time with these two children and several others. This is a very special school, providing both academic education, values of compassionate Buddhism and valuable life skills.

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Find ways to help them raise more funding.

April 23, 2011

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April 23, 2011

For the past 9 years, through the HCF, we have taken great delight in sponsoring the education of a young boy at The Shree Mangal Dvip Boarding School in Kathmandu - one of the many manifestations of Thrangu Rinpoche's compassionate, very practical activities for benefitting many beings! This young boy was a very deprived orphan, wandering alone the streets of Boudha when he came to the attention of the School; he is now a bright-eyed, exuberant, fine mannered, well-educated young man - an avid soccor player! We visited the SMD School to meet him 5 years ago and found a very cheerful school environment which far exceded our expectations! It is clear that the highest principles - awakening to one's fullest potential as a student and aspiring to the finest and best in oneself and others- are flourishing at SMD! It is a very energetic and happy place! We have a warm and appreciative relationship with our young student and share in his challenges, joys and accomplishments through our exchange of letters and now through emails. Needless to say, this cotinues to be a very wonderful connection for us personally!

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HCF is a very well organized nonprofit, dedicated to benefitting others in the Himalayan region through many compassionate avenues of activity. Our communication with this organiztion and their communication back to us is always very clear and of the greatest help and integrity. It's a great pleasure to have an ongoing connection with the HCF. Their periodic Newsletters keep us in touch with the many activities and plans of SMD School and HCF.

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At the moment we do not have any suggestions for changes to this wonderful organization.

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