Quilts for Kids Nepal is a microfinance project, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. It's mission is to provide work for economically-challenged women and to finance education for underprivileged children.
Founded in 2006, the project operates in an encampment of Indian street beggars located in a large field in the Boudhanath neighborhood of Kathmandu.
100% of your donation to Quilts for Kids Nepal goes to fund school tuition, school uniforms, shoes, pencils, books and backpacks for the kids, or to supporting the womens' project!
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By the age of 7, children from the begging camp, especially girls, are sent into the streets to beg.
By purchasing a quilt or sponsoring a child, you directly fund the education of a child, giving her or him the skills necessary to make meaningful contribution to the village. In this way, you can directly effect social change and give one of these children a bright future.
Many women in the community are excellent quilt-makers – with a skillful and imaginative ability to describe their world through needle and thread.
Quilts for Kids seeks to empower these women by giving them an opportunity to turn their traditional skills into income for their families. The program teaches young women a marketable craft and enhances the overall standing of women in the community through the sale of quilts.