It is amazing and truly humbling to watch how Blink Now has improved the lives for so many children and families in Nepal. It is so inspiring for the children of Nepal to know that someone truly does care. The organization is very efficient in making sure every dollar donated goes directly to those most in need. I am proud to be a sponsor of this great organization.
It is hard to imagine a world where electricity for light and warmth, clean running water, or even safe forms of basic shelter do not freely exist. Yet for the vast majority of the population in rural Nepal, this is the norm. Such harsh circumstances leave many children, uneducated, unfed, and unloved! However, in a remote region known as Surkhet, things are changing for the most vulnerable and those deemed most needy.
Through a vision that they remain true to, co-founders Maggie and Top and the entire BlinkNow team, provide a safe haven for the poorest women and children of the region either in the form of free educational schooling, vocational training, feeding programs, or residential care for orphaned children or at-risk youngsters.
Through their own ethics, morals, and governance, I have witnessed first-hand (on numerous occasions,) how every cent of every donation is lovingly and aptly applied to enhance the lives of not only those that they directly care for but for the local community too. As an organization, BlinkNow are strong and experienced but they are never too big to accept help and advice in all areas which will help them to enhance their mission. They continually reset their goals and are never complacent with what they have achieved.
As a result, I am honored to say that not only for myself, but my family and my friends, likewise, we have supported BlinkNow through its initial decade and we will all continue to do so as it enters its next one!
BlinkNow transforms the lives of children, women, and families in Nepal, one of the most income-poor countries in the world. At a time when many of us are reflecting so deeply on local and global structural inequities and our roles in either perpetuating or breaking those cycles, what an amazing way to act now and make an almost instant difference. For the cost of going out to dinner with my family of 4 in SF (which is on pause because of the pandemic), I can make a donation to support quality education for a whole month for a BlinkNow scholar, which I have every confidence will be a gift that keeps giving. Thank you, Maggie, Bidisa, and the whole team for being there for those who need BlinkNow most!
The Blinknow Foundation's mission is to create a self-sustainable living community for destitute children living in Nepal which will provide their most basic needs but also contribute to post-war recovery and peace. In just the last few years it has accomplished a tremendous amount, having built both an orphanage that houses over thirty children and a school that educates over 250 students, most of whom would be child laborers if their schooling wasn't paid for by Blinknow. Maggie Doyne, Blinknow's leader, has accomplished all this on a tiny budget, by soliciting contributions from local Nepalese citizens, by encouraging volunteers from around the world to visit to help out, and by spending over 95% of cash donations on operations. Blinknow's donated funds clearly have been stretched to accomplish the maximum possible benefit. I am a proud donor to this cause, and plan to give much more in the future.