THT Impact: SOS Children's Villages Nepal to look after two Bajura kids

BAJURA: SOS Children's Villages Nepal has decided to shelter two kids in Dhangadhi after their arduous life was highlighted by The Himalayan Times recently.

According to Padam Hamal, Chief of SOS Children's Villages in Dhangadhi, "After a field visit, we decided to provide care and education to them at our centre in Dhangadhi."

"We decided to rescue these kids as we found them living a very hard life," Hamal shared.

Bikash Buda (9) and his brother Bipin (6) were living in a difficult state as their father is half paralysed and mother eloped with another man in the village.

After the news surfaced, Rs 89,650 was collected in funds within Nepal and abroad was handed over to Desi Buda, father of the kids, by Gaumul Rural Municipality Deputy Chief Sita Thapa today.

The funds have been deposited in the name of kids at Nepal Banijaya Bank, Bajura branch, informed Chief District Officer Chetraj Baral.

Among other philanthropists, Sabina Shrestha of Kathmandu currently employed in Israel donated clothing, food and cash Rs 30,000 to Desi Buda's family, who were in dire need of support.