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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Health, International, International Relief, Public Health, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) is a U.S. based nonprofit that works to provide Nepal's most impoverished children what should be every child's birthright: freedom, health, shelter and education.

Results:

Since 1990, over 50,000 children and youth have been served by our programs, and over 66,000 adults have benefited from our awareness and education programs regarding health, nutrition and children's rights.


Special highlights include:


The opening of Olgapuri Children’s Village--a permanent home to our 80 J&K House children, a farm to make us virtually self-sufficient in food, and a vocational training center.


Kinship Care—While the children of our shelter programs have nowhere else to turn, keeping children with their family is better when possible. We vastly expanded our Kinship Care program for earthquake-displaced or orphaned children and plan to maintain that support in coming years.


Ending "Kamlari" child slavery - Since the campaign in 2000, NYF has freed over 12,700 girls who had been forced to work as domestic slaves. Additionally, nearly 7,000 freed Kamlari are now participating in 41 business co-ops in Western Nepal and another 4,974 are attending school or college.


Education—Through education, we create opportunity and a brighter future for thousands of disadvantaged children and youth. We do it by giving scholarships (782 children and young people attended school and college in FY16), private coaching to former Kamlari (in FY16, our tutors worked with 655 former child slaves to prepare them for the notoriously difficult School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exam), and we do it by starting early. Our Early Childhood Development program grew by 24 centers in 2015-2016 as we expanded to support 43 preschools in schools in five districts in Nepal.


Vocational Education and Career Counseling –In FY16, 373 young people completed vocational and technical skills training. More than 80% of our graduates are now employed, a remarkable achievement considering that nearly half of all Nepalis are unemployed.


Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes (NRH) - Since 1998, we've established 17 NRHs throughout Nepal. In FY16, our nutrition staff screened 7,874 children at 13 medical outreach camps held throughout the country. While the children received medical checkups, 3,500 mothers and caretakers attended classes on health, sanitation and good nutrition. To ensure sustainability, we have already transferred the management of eleven of the NRHs to the government.


Counseling and Psychological counselors from the Ankur Counseling Center helped hundreds of children in our programs who have endured trauma and abuse. We also cared for 60 HIV-AIDS afflicted children and their caretakers at our New Life Center.


We are extremely grateful to our family of supporters who have made all this possible.


Target demographics: children and youth

Direct beneficiaries per year: In fiscal year 2017-18, we served over 10,000 children and youth.

Geographic areas served: Nepal

Programs: Education Support - We offer scholarships to underprivileged and disabled children from grade school to graduate school. Empowering Freed Kamlaris - We provide former Kamlaris (girls who worked as indentured house servants) with education, vocational training, psychological support services, advocacy and leadership skills training, and assistance in developing self-sufficiency. Vocational Education and Career Counseling - We help young people establish careers that can support themselves and their families. Malnutrition Prevention and Treatment - We restore the health of malnourished children while educating their mothers in nutrition and childcare. New Life Center - We provide life-prolonging treatment to impoverished children with HIV/AIDS, while teaching their caretakers about hygiene and nutrition. Ankur Counseling Center - This is the first psychological service clinic in Nepal specifically for children and adolescents. Children's Homes - We provide nurturing home environments for orphans, children with disabilities, and those who were abandoned. Kinship Care - We provide monthly stipends so children can remain with family and attend local schools.

Community Stories

166 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating to NYF for over 10 years. I've been in awe of Olga Murray and her vision which she built into reality. Truly an inspiration. Plus NYF overhead is only 4% which is really very low. Having visited Nepal twice, it's so great to have this Foundation to help these beautiful people.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Fifteen years ago my husband and I were lucky enough to travel to Nepal and meet someone who knew of Olga and the work she was doing. Consequently I was ably to go to the 2 homes which housed their worst-off children and Oh what a wonderful greeting i received!! i will never forget it. They all wanted to show me their home. Unfortunately I didn't meet Olga then but I was able to at a later stage and realized what a phenomenal woman she was. And yet this charity is not all about Olga, she makes that clear. It is about Nepalis helping themselves and finding their own solutions. And it is absolutely amazing what they can do with a small amount of money. The same amount here in the US would disappear into administration but not with NYF. They do miracles with little.
I have sponsored two young men so far all the way through their schooling. The first one is now working repairing computers in a city where most who leave school cannot even find a job. next year my second "son" graduates High school and is not quite sure of his future yet. It is wonderful to be able to keep up an email conversation with them and get to know them and know , though NYF, I am helping them to have something they could not have had otherwise. I could go on. I do not have one bad thing to say.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor for over ten years now to NYF. Two years ago I was fortunate enough to travel to Nepal and meet the young woman I have been connected with as a sponsor through NYF. I have followed her growth (through NYF and personal letters and e-mails) from a young girl to a recent high school graduate - now in college. We visited both the girls and boys wonderful homes and met with all the kids. We spent one evening and one whole day with them. There are simply no words for how wonderful the program is, how happy the kids are, and how much they have to study! Education is the priority, but fun times are certainly aplenty as well. I cannot think of anything I'd rather do with my money than support NYF. PS: They are our main beneficiary in our wills.

3

Donor

Rating: 4

When the news about the floods and landslides reached Kathmandu I wanted to contribute to the most direct project to reach the affected people. When I received the appeal from the NYF I was tempted to send my donation to NYF because of the US tax deduction but I decided to support a local drive because of the time element. After living in Nepal 40 years and knowing Olga and Som almost 20 years I should have known better. The NYF, with funds collected in the US, was the first relief service to reach the devastated area!! Next time....

Betty Woodsend
Kathmandu Nepal

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I visited their projects 15 years ago and have followed their work ever since. Their stamina and professionalism is impressive. May they continue to help the youth in struggling Nepal,
Sincerely, Julie Tave
Saint Germain en Laye, France

3

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of visiting Nepal last October and visiting some of the many programs that the Nepal Youth Foundation runs within the country. When I saw first hand how well-run the programs were and how much impact they are making I decided to become a supporter. It's amazing to see how far our dollars go in Nepal and how well NYF handles donor resources. The good work that they are doing far exceeded my expectations and I will continue to support the organization into the future.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having lived in Nepal and volunteered at one of NYF's sister NGO's, I can attest firsthand to what a huge impact the Nepal Youth Foundation can make. Children who were sick or starving or abandoned were found by the Nutritional Rehabilitation Homes, the J&K orphanage, and the New Life Center (the one where I volunteered) - all organizations saving and completely redirecting the lives of impoverished and discarded children of Nepal to a future filled with hope and opportunity. NYF helped place a little boy that I met, whose entire family was deceased or infected with HIV but whose dream was to go to school, in their J&K orphanage and now he is attending one of the best schools in Kathmandu and I'm sent photos of him excitedly posing with a stethoscope. NYF truly changes the lives of the Nepali children and I'm now a monthly donor and eternally grateful to them.

4

Donor

Rating: 5

Hundreds of children have been clothed, fed and educated. Hundreds of young girls have been saved from slavery...and there is much more, thanks to one little lady. Olga Murray, small in stature only, is actually a giant of a woman. Moving mountains (local government) and securing funds to achieve better lives for the children of Nepal, who are so often in unbelievably dire straights. I am in awe of how one person can see a need, gather friends to share her vision, build and expand her ideas and then, without exaggeration, achieve true miracles. It is an honor to help support her vision for the Nepal Youth Foundation.

Sally S. Krakow

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Donor

Rating: 5

Years ago I read about NYF in the Christian Science Monitor and was attracted to the simplicity and practicality of preventing a child from being sold into slavery by giving the family a goat -- a very precious and desired gift. I began to give an annual donation and was increasingly impressed with the regular reports of progress as NYF's work reached more and more families. It is doing a phenomenal job in Nepal. Recently, NYF was able to provide immediate help to families in the areas where they work when there was a devastating flood. I didn't hesitate to donate to this relief effort with full confidence that the funds would provide immediate assistance and not be held up by bureaucratic measures because the infrastructure was already in place. My support is whole hearted for the work they are doing to overcome child slavery practices in Nepal.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

For almost 8 years I had the honor and privilege to work with the founder, Olga Murray, as the Executive Director for the Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF). I have almost 30 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and the Nepal Youth Foundation is one of the best nonprofits in existence. Olga has devoted the past 24 years ensuring that the neediest children of Nepal have hope. The numbers of children served are astonishing. I had the opportunity to visit NYF's programs in Nepal. The impact that the Nepal Youth Foundation makes is miraculous. The organization operates as effectively and efficiently as possible with over 81% of the funds raised going directly back into NYF’s programs. Because I know firsthand the importance of their work, I continue to be a financial supporter of NYF. The Nepal Youth Foundation brings freedom, health, shelter, and education to Nepal's most impoverished children.

4 Kathy181

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been contributing to NYF for many years and I am so impressed with how much good is done with the money they receive. When I first became a supporter, most of the money went to prevent young girls from going into servitude. Because of the work of NYF, this practice has been pretty much eliminated. But the need for funds is still there and NYF continues to do wonderful work to better the lives of so many young boys and girls. The newsletters they send tell the stories of these kids who were helped years ago now being productive members of society.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I wrote a review of Nepal Youth Foundation in June 2009 and thought it would be helpful to confirm that five years later I am still thrilled to be a monthly donor and volunteer. In fact, after 14 years as a donor and volunteer, I just joined the Advisory Board. Nepal Youth continues to lead the way in Nepal with sound programs and practices, effective and efficient management, and breathtakingly ambitious goals and accomplishments. I cannot recommend their work strongly enough to anyone wishing to make a lasting difference for the most vulnerable children of Nepal and their families.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

By buying a family a pig for $100 they can generate for themselves the same income each year as their daughters would provide in servitude. It' win-win! Families do not have to make the heart wrenching decision of sending their daughters away to work in appalling conditions. The girls, as young as 6, ca then stay at home and receive an education. We all know that if you educate the next generation of mothers you improve the life chances of future generations. This charity is amazing and is changing the life chances of children in Nepal.

3

Donor

Rating: 5

$100. can save the life of a girl held in bondage in Nepal. Where else can you save a life for so little.
I have been a donor to NYF for over 15 years. A small amount of money goes so far in Nepal. With great heart and compassion they have been changing the lives of impoverished children. Giving them homes, education, skills, nutrition programs and a great future. Single handedly, they have changed laws, that now forbid the selling of children for domestic labor. I know where my money goes, I read first hand the reports on programs, I believe it is one of the best run charities in the USA.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our first touch point with Nepal Youth Foundation was, when I went to their Nutrition Rehabilitation Center for a class project 10 years ago. The impact their Rehab Home was making on saving the lives of the children with just proper nutrition and nutrition education to the parents is amazing. Their approach is not short term, at the Nutrition Rehabilitation Center, they not only provide good nutritious, locally available food, they also guide parents on nutritious food handling and habits.
Before and after pictures of these children and the difference that are made in such a short time is just mind blowing.
Keep up the good work Nepal Youth Foundation!

2

Donor

Rating: 5

This is not just your standard charity. This is an organization that has helped to ensure that the children of Nepal are able to enjoy the basic human rights of freedom, safety, and education. They have literally changed negative aspects of the Nepal culture and saved thousands of children from forced servitude and abuse. As time has passed, these children have grown into educated adults that are now starting businesses. It is incredible to see what one person's vision and caring has done, and I'm referencing founder Olga Murray. Almost 100% of the money donated goes to directly help these children vs. other charities that use very little of the money received for anything other than "administrative expenses". I would highly recommend donating to this charity as it is making a true difference in our world and in the lives of children who often have no one to count on (not even their parents) early on in life. This organization has literally saved numerous lives and given these children opportunities to reach their full potential.

2

Donor

Rating: 5

My 82 year-old mother and I went to Nepal for a month long trek and to celebrate Mother's Day in the Himalayas. While there, we connected with NYF. We saw their facilities (Nutrition, Boy and Girls Homes) and met the staff and children. How wonderfully amazing! The love and care the children receive is beyond words. I wish I could post my photos! There is so much goodness generated through their programs . The culture of the people is embraced, not overlooked. The love between kids and staff is so apparent - it made for the best photos and memories! We were so impressed we would like to build a school with NYF once my children graduate and we are able.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the great opportunity to work with Nepal Youth Foundation for the past 5 years. They are an outstanding organization with a true understanding of the problems facing the people of Nepal. Specifically I have been involved in fundraising for the Nutrition Rehabilitation Homes, a very unique project championed by NYF to help alleviate malnutrition in Nepal. As someone who has lived in Nepal and seen firsthand the variety of INGOs and NGOs working in the field, I can say that NYF is among the top 5% of nonprofit organizations working with the Nepalese today.

Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization, great leadership. Huge impact on the communities of Nepal.

Chantal3

Donor

Rating: 5

NYF was recommended by a friend that knew of their work in Nepal personally, since she worked there several years for Save the Children. In concert with the our outreach program at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC, I raised money for the organization. I also visited the children houses in Kathmandu and was very impressed by the dedication of the staff and how well organized and cared for the children are.

1 Puran S.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was fortunate to work with NYOF in building one of the first organization in Nepal which works for helping students from marginalized community achieve their professional dream. I appreciate all the great work done by NYOF and their sister organizations in Nepal for kids, students and so many unfortunate girls in western part of the country called Kamlari. I thank NYOF from the bottom of my heart.

Donor

Rating: 5

NYF has done unbelievable work -- particularly astonishing is its success in dramatically reducing/eliminating the practice of sending girls into bonded servitude, where they were mistreated and worse. It did so by figuring out why families would do such a thing (poverty, inability to support all their children) and then giving them a way to earn as much as they would get by "selling" their daughters (giving them a piglet, teaching the daughter how to care for the pig, letting them sell the pig when at market weight, paying for the girl's school fees). Now the culture has been changed and the PEOPLE object to this awful practice. Just brilliant, and accomplished with a reasonable expenditure of philanthropic dollars. Just an amazing organization, fueled by the talent, passion, and love of founder Olga Murray, who started NYF after having a REAL "three cups of tea"-type experience in Nepal. ...

Donor

Rating: 5

One thing that I find impressive is that when you donate to NYF you can be sure they're not wasting any funds on overhead. They only have three employees in the U.S office, and everyone else is in Nepal. That's part of how they get so much bang for the buck. Keep up the good work, NYF!

Donor

Rating: 5

We learned about Olga Murphy, founder of Nepal Youth Foundation, from a friend who happened to be her stepson. We found her story moving--how she fell in love with the Nepalese children while trekking in the Himalayas. We visited the NYF orphanage home for girls in 1998 during a five-week visit to Nepal, where my husband had served in the Peace Corps in the 1960's. We were so impressed with the NYF operations and their determination to care for and educate the neediest children. We began our annual donations that year and have continued them ever since. I love the way NYF communicates with its community of donors through excellent newsletters. The success of their campaign to rescue girls whose impoverished families have sold them into servitude is especially impressive. Somehow the NYF makes its donors feel close to and involved in its operations.

Donor

Rating: 5

The professionalism and passion that the NYF team puts into the pursue of their mission are truly unique. I had the honor of working with the US and Nepali teams over the last two years: learning how impactful their action is and how devoted the organization is to positive change has been very inspirational.

Donor

Rating: 5

Olga, Som, Chori and the rest of NYF team are a great inspiration! Our foundation is proud to support NYF and the project "counselling services for freed indentured girls" since 2011 (especially the activities related to the psychological counselling center in Western Nepal) . Our field visit and meetings with the girls last year will always remain in our memory! Marielle from cdf

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am one of the student who survived and did something good by the unforgettable help of Nepal Youth Foundation. I have been taken care from the grass root level till now and my achievement up to now is all attributed to NYF. I would like to thank from my heart inside and would like to help at any point of my life if I am given a chance.
To the point, NYF is one of the former row social organization working for welfare of needy and helpless citizen in Nepal and should be honored for such a great contribution.

Sahadev Parajuli

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Nothing is more fulfilling than helping someone, making a difference in someone's life. I want to thank NYF for giving me this opportunity for more than a decade. It has been a wonderful journey all along and an honor working for NYF. I wish NYF all the best.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I met Olga Murray some years ago and was immensely impressed with her and her charity. That one woman should change the lives for the better of all these children is truly remarkable. I shall very happily continue to donate.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

First impressions: We just concluded the orientation visits of NYF activities provided to the new Board Members of NYF. We had the opportunity to see first hand many sites and listen to direct beneficiaries and the dedicated staff of NYF. The orientation included visits to children's homes, counselling centres, HIV/Aids and nutritional rehabilitation centres in Lalitpur, education support programmes in Nuwakot area and a packed 3 day trip (with a drive of over 700 km) to see the former 'Kamlaris' (indentured daughters) programme in 3 out of 5 districts of our operation. It was indeed touching to experience what 'empowerment' does to the lives of the oppressed. We met so many dedicated people that reinforced our belief that it is possible to do wonderful things in Nepal, if we have committed people. Among them we were also proud to meet people of Man Bahdur ji's and Gyanu Thapa's dedication to be part of NYF and helping the former 'Kamlaris' as their own family. NYF is touching the lives of so many people and making them better! I am so glad to be part of this wonderful network created with the efforts of Olga Murray and Som Paneru. I hope to be able to contribute to the work of NYF as a member of its Board in the coming days. Bijaya Mallapaty

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Dil Kumari Chaudhary. I am a kamalari before rescue from NYF. I would like to give thanks NYF for rescuing me along with the 12000 servitude girls who worked in others home in child age. NYF is our guardian for giving us great opportunity in education,rehabilitation,vocational education and involving in economic opportunity. If NYF will not rescue me, I could have never in this position. Now,I am a president of Free Kamalari Development Forum in Banke district. I am one of the social worker of kamalari. I am able to address our voice in district and centre level. Becoming president of FKDF, I have got different opportunity to get programme from government and different NGO for kamalari empowerment. If NYF did not support me, I could not in that position and dealing with different people. I along with other free kamalari's education,economic,NYF will have done different free kamalari for their dignified life.
Thanks a lot to Nepal youth foundation.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

13 years ago, bonded girl labourers (Kamalari) of western terai were living their life in hell. There were parentsless though they had parents, homeless though they had home. They had left their mother's warm lap in the early childhood. I used to live in Dang and seeing that evil practice without any effort to change that tradition. At that time, I saw Nepal Youth Foundation, a non profitable organization, taking a step forward to change that slavery from Dang. It provided Kamalaris warm love of parents, rescued them and admitted in the school. It was a challenging job at first because it is very difficult to change any custom and social values but amazingly I am seeing now after 13 years that those hell dweller girls are moving in heaven of education, opportunity and brightness. More than 12 thousand kamalaris are free and 6 thousand kamalaris are studying. I reported all these stories in my media Kantipur publications with big space. It was not because of any relationship but it was a genuine issue and job. Government was unknown about this issue but the movement of kamalari supported by NYF compelled government to know it and declare a Kamalari Free state. All the credit of this achievement goes to NYF. I have found this job very humanitarian. I dont believe in supernatural powers but also if there is God, NYF is suitable organization to be loved by Gods. It is a great charity to human world.
Durga Lal KC
Dang, Nepal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with NYF since 2003 as a Manager in Indentured Daughters Program. I am so happy to be a part of NYF’s team; because, it is truly a humanitarian organization that helps Nepali children providing them education, shelter, health care, rescue and rehabilitation, as well as helps them access for their justice.
It is my immense pleasure to work with freed bonded girls as an activist. It gives me fully satisfaction to see the huge number of school going girls after getting freedom from slavery. I am enjoying in this non profitable organization as an activist.
In 2000, only 36 bonded (Kamalari) girls were rescued, now, NYF has rescued over 12,000 bonded girls. After rescuing, NYF has been providing meaningful education, vocational training, technical education, legal aid and capacity building opportunity to them. Freed Kamalari girls have established their own organization named as Freed Kamlari Development Forum. They also have formed 33 cooperatives aiming to empower freed bonded girls economically. Besides, they are also campaigning for the meaningful social empowerment and elimination of slavery system in Nepal.
Just three months ago, big achievement was achieved, Nepal government declared Nepal as Kamalari (Labor Bonded) Free Nation.
After joining NYF's team, as Indenture Daughters Program's Manager, I was awarded by International Ashoka Fellowship Award 2006, as Ashoka Fellow. Now, I am a part of Global Ashoka team.
So, NYF deserves this award for its immense and significant contribution in rescuing and rehabilitating bonded labors (kamalris girls) in Nepal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working in this organization for 2 years. NYF is an outstanding organization that works with the servitude girls and parent-less children. NYF has been providing vocational training for making best income and life standard. NYF vision is to see them free and have received a lot of opportunity. Most of the free kamalari girls have been in vocational education. I am also happy to work with this organization for supporting in vocational education and making them self-reliant in their life.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Urmila Chaudhary. I have got the vocational training on Social Mobilizer from Nepal youth Foundation. I am one of the free kamalari girl out of 12000. Now I have been working in community level as a social worker. Nepal youth foundation is GOD for servitude girls and orphan child that has been working in child. Without NYF I could never have been in this position and never deal with communities

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Nepal Youth Foundation for is more than my parents. Without NYF, I could have never been able to come this place. Thank you NYF for making me able to lead 12000 plus servitude daughter of Nepal.

2 Sushant M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered for NYF as a translator for the Indentured daughters Program. When I was there, I translated several letters sent by the rescued girls to their donors, or the organization itself. Most of these letter were somewhat unintelligible since the authors were women and girls who had been enslaved most part of their childhood and had no education. However, these letters have been one of the most inspiring things I have ever read in my life. I would tell you how these letters went, but the fact is although I managed to translate their letter into vague intelligible letters, I could never reproduce the happiness and hope reflected in their own words.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love this organization! Since I first encountered NYF about 10 years ago, I have been a donor and I always will be. They do amazing work - always steady and true to their original purpose. All of their programs are designed in culturally sensitive ways to help people help themselves. My personal favorite program is the one that has been freeing indentured girls for the past 10 years or so. I have been so gratified to watch the program grow, little by little, to the point that the former indentured girls were not only freed and educated - made possible by NYF - but have been empowered by their freedom and education to protest against, and helped end the cruel inhumane system that made virtual slaves of tens of thousands of girls. I am so proud of those girls and all the NYF people who helped and inspired them, including Olga Murray who is one of my personal heroes. She has never lost sight of what NYF is about, and her deep love for the children of Nepal is so very touchingly described in the dispatches she sends from Kathmandu.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Though I have not had the opportunity to witness firsthand the work that NYF does, I have talked to several people who have been involved with the organization. I have also learned some of the stories of the immense number of individuals that the foundation has helped. This is a Non-profit that is making a large impact, and utilizes donations effectively. I definitely hope to do some work with the organization sometime.

Donor

Rating: 5

I first trekked in Nepal in 1989, and fell in love with the country and its people. I was so saddened by the poverty of the country I wanted to find some ways to help. An American friend who taught in the University in Kathmandu told me about Olga Murray and the work she was doing with street children. I have been a fan every since. It is such a well run organization that is doing so much to change the bad things in this small country. I have been happy to support this organization over the years and enjoy the newsletters that NYF sends out and learn of the ways the organization has expanded its programs.

Donor

Rating: 5

While I have never had the opportunity to visit Nepal, I have chosen to support NYF as a priority because of the huge benefit every dollar brings to the children and ultimately to the wider communities in Nepal. It is heartening to witness this foundations success. I encourage my friends to support NYF.
Kathy Villeneuve

Donor

Rating: 5

I first learned about Olga Murray the founder of NYOF almost 20 years ago. I visited the J & K House homes for boys and girls in Nepal on one of my trips and saw first hand the incredible love and safety NYOF was providing these children who came from the most desolate circumstances. The boys and girls in these 2 NYOF group homes were so welcoming, happy, and loving despite the healing they must have needed in body and soul when they arrived there.
I have been supporting NYOF with monthly donations for over a decade and have always felt it was money well spent. I know from first hand experience that the donations NYOF receives are well managed and well spent on the neediest children in Nepal who are lucky enough to receive their help.
I can recommend NYOP unequivocally. It is the primary charity I support.

Donor

Rating: 5

When my friend visited Nepal some years ago and became involved with NYF to the pony of being a board member, I was moved to become a small annual supporter, thoroughly enjoying the beautiful newsletters of stunning success stories and development and growth. In March 2012 when visiting Kathmandu, it was a special delight to be able to meet Som and be hosted with my two travel mates at their house. We were most impressed with the liveliness and great good cheer of the girls in their educational and social awareness. Bravo to Olga and all her great good engagements with the locals and international supporters. Truly a model endeavor of noteworthy inspiration for us all.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first saw Nepal Youth Foundation on the news in San Francisco many years ago and was excited about their mission to help children in Nepal. I was attracted to the fact that there was no religious affiliation and that the founder was so passionate and had worked so hard to build orphanages and programs in Nepal. I immediately contributed and, because of limited funds in the future asked if there were other ways I could help. I liked that the founder gave me a list of items the foundation needed help with.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have visited Nepal several times and feel that the work of NYF is sound and sustainable. Their actions are helpful for the children of Nepal.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have personally visited the Nepal Youth Foundation and several of its remarkable projects on three different occasions, and never fail to be awed at the quality of its work (and the gratitude of its recipients). The once homeless children who now live at J House and K House in Katmandu appear happy and thriving and deeply involved in the houses' day-to-day operation. We also visited the nutrition sites and saw
mothers and children bounding back to health from lives of near-starvation (and learning about healthy nutrition). The foundation's work in "buying back" young girls who had been sold into virtual slavery -- returning them to their families and to school -- speaks for itself: girls and families are now working together to make this practice obsolete throughout Nepal. The foundation's work is truly awesome -- and so lovingly and personally applied that it brings tears to the eyes. Whatever money one gives is invested in the welfare of Nepal's disadvantaged children -- none of it is wasted!
I can think of no more worthy cause anywhere

Donor

Rating: 5

A couple of years ago I had the privilege of seeing first hand what NYF has accomplished for some very deserving children, children that were born into circumstances of such extreme poverty they had no hope of anything but surviving on a day to day basis.
NYF has taken them in, educating them while providing safe shelter, food and a loving home environment. I have had the chance to talk first hand with these beautiful children. They are grateful for the opportunity NYF has afforded them, becoming productive, educated members of their society.
I don't think the vast majority of Americans have any idea of difficult life is for most youngsters in many countries. - especially for female children. This is a wonderful, wonderful organization, saving children that would be lost forever without Olga and her superb staff.

Winnie Omodt, RN

Donor

Rating: 5

I first discovered NYF when I was a volunteer in Nepal, working with some of the children they have been able to help. I saw first hand the immense difference they are making and new I had to be a part of their organisation. It's great they keep its donors updated with their progress regularly and am so happy with their communication and friendliness. I was fortunate enough to have met Olga and am proud to support their work.

Donor

Rating: 5

Several years ago we decided that it made sense to combine our charity contributions to a single
organization that was focused on what we deemed most important. The criteria was primarily on
one that laid heavy emphasis on girls (and women) who, because of culture or poverty, were relegated
to a second class status or worse. During this time we saw an article in the local paper on Olga
Murray and the Nepal Youth Foundation. We did our research and found it a perfect fit for us. It had the
highest ratings and offered a wonderful Varity programs that suited our desire to help lift girls to
the status they deserved. If this is something that coincides with feelings, read Olga's story on starting
NYF. You'll be impressed. I venture to say you will not find better run organization in this area of charity.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I saw Olga give a program about this organization and was extremely impressed with their video presentation and with her description of her work founding the NYF and working with the orphans and girls over the years. I certainly hope to be able to volunteer there in the near future.

Donor

Rating: 5

It is so gratifying to support an organization that is transparent and communicative about its efforts and it's finances. I love being able to point my monies in one of the branches of NYF - and it is clear to me that monies given to this organization can create miracles in the lives of children...

Donor

Rating: 5

I am from Switzerland and I give all my respect to NYF because they are really changing the world to something good. I donor since years. What I see is that they are giving Nepal the chance to find ways out from poverty. They help people to get education, housing, ... So these people have a futur. They can master their lifes, they develop their sense of responibility. And this gives Nepal the chance to change its society. This is real change, real help! Thank you very much!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have been working Nepal Youth Foundation for over 14 years and working with children and youth of Nepal. N Y F has been supporting helpless children and youth by providing health,Education, salter and awareness etc. I really believed that it has changed their life.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am working with NYF since 2002 as a nutrition coordinator. It is my pleasure to be a part of NYF’s team; because it is a truly a humanitarian organization that helps Nepali children and youth by providing them education, shelter, health care and freedom from bonded labor.
It is my pleasure to work with the malnourished children and their caretakers. It gives me immense satisfaction to see the severely malnourished children smiling and happy once they regain their weight and health. In 1998 there was only one rehab center, now we have 16 centers throughout the country and 13,000 children have already benefited from this service and 12,250 mothers have been educated on nutrition and health.
The main achievement of NYF is being able to work in partnership with the government for the sustainability.
So NYF deserves to win this opportunity and will reach to those children who are still in need of support.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been working with this organization for 3 years for well-being of underprivileged youths by organizing skills training and exploring the job opportunities for them. I am really impressed with the training program which tailors the youth to linking with employment/income. Thousands of youths have got training opportunity and improving the socioeconomic lives status of them. Therefore, Nepal Youth Foundation has being a platform for the youths.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have found the Nepal Youth Foundation and i really believe that they can make a change. I have helped them once with a donation and i plan to do it again in the future. They are doing a really great job.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am working with this organization for over 9 years and enjoying working with the children and youth of Nepal. I am very much impressed from NYF’s program especially on the rescue and protection of helpless and abandoned children. NYF has rescued and transformed the life of thousands of children by providing all the necessary supports, parental love and care deserved by the children.

Paul112

Donor

Rating: 5

there was a television show some years ago telling about the Nepal girls who had been getting rented out to be domestic servants in Katmandu. Olga asked a mom how much she would get for her daughter. Mom mentioned sum about equal to $50 Olga said "so if i give yo $50 she could stay home?" Mom said "well yeah but money- my husband would drink that up in a week. how about if you give us a pig?" Olga said "deal" and NYF was born. I started sending Money then. Next I found out that $50 would get a girl out of bonded servitude, and another $50 would give her a year of school. That sounded to me like about the best bargain i ever heard of. I told everyone i knew about it.
Since then NYF has grown so it now include more wonders than i can name, and it is still the best!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have visited Nepal several times and have contributed towards the positive work of the Nepal Youth Foundation ever since. They are doing the work that I think is vital and necessary and influencing the youth of the country and changing their lives. I'm so impressed by their open and collaborative projects and they seem to embody many aspects of a truly humanitarian organization. They don't make judgements about political developments in the country and they stay focused on women, empowerment and liberation. Olga's project inspires me and we share this information with our friends and family constantly over the holiday period. I hope on our next visit to Nepal that I can visit their youth houses in Khatmandu and the upcoming collective farm/sanctuary for the needy children. Nepal Youth Foundation is the real thing on so many levels and I wait for their inspiring newsletter every month. I'm a high school teacher in Canada and I share this information with our teenagers as well. Yours in solidarity, Greg

Donor

Rating: 5

In 1979 I spent a month in India and Nepal seeing the sights but most importantly visiting hospitals and schools. It was a life changing experience. Shortly after moving from NY to California in 1984, I met Olga at an evening address she gave about Nepal and her dream of setting up a school/orphanage. I have been a donor since that night. Her dream has become a reality and more. The children fortunate enough to be helped by NYF blossom and reach out to help others.

Of the charities I have supported I have the most respect for NYF and the dedicated future that lies before it!

M. Bethke

Donor

Rating: 5

NEPAL YOUTH FOUNDATION:: i first visited the homes for girls and boys in 2007, when i was traveling with my daughter, son and son in law to tibet. i had known of the good works of olga earlier on another earlier trip to nepal. visiting the homes, seeing the smiling faces, the outgoing attitudes, confidence, health of the children was amazing as a humanitarian effort in a very difficult location. my children, coming from california, were very surprised and shocked to see the streets of kathmandu and then the fine, clean, orderly facilities at each home. what a warming contrast.
olga and her team have done wonderful things for so many. unfortunaitly, given the politics and social situation continuing in nepal, so much more needs to be done to improve lives and give light to the future. congratulations and best wishes for continued creation of hopeful young citizens of nepal.
ronald fream... ronaldfream@gmail.com

Donor

Rating: 5

I think that NYF is the most deserving charity to which I can donate. I have been in Nepal and I love the people there and I am distressed that the poverty there makes children into slaves. These lovely children deserve so much more and we, as citizens of first-world countries, can make so much difference in the lives of children, and adults, in this lovely country.

Donor

Rating: 5

I heard about NYF from my two daughters when they were in high school. That was 15 years ago, and I have been donating to this excellent organization ever since. Their impact on the children of Nepal grows steadily every year. If you have children of your own, there is no better destination for your charity dollars. NYF is directly involved in freeing young girls from slavery, and in providing healthcare and education for both boys and girls. Olga Murray is an inspiration.

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been supporting Nepal Youth Foundation for the past 14 years, after I went on a trek in Nepal and read about the organization. Actually at first it was hard for me to believe the reports in the newsletters, they seemed too good to be true. But over time I came to realize that nothing was overstated. I continue to be impressed and touched by the wonderful work being done. My dream is to go back to Nepal and visit the orphanages, and I truly hope my dream will become reality in the next year or two.