A New Home for Rashmi
Last week on the blog, we introduced you to Rashmi, a former Children of the World choir member from Nepal. Many of you may remember her—you may have even hosted her in your home as she traveled with the 2012-2013 tour across the United States.
We told you that her village in the Dolakha district was severely damaged by the April 25 earthquake and aftershocks that violently ripped through Nepal. Like so many poorly constructed houses in this country, her family’s home collapsed into a pile of debris in a matter of seconds. None of her family was hurt.
By the grace of God, Rashmi was away at school at the Grace Children’s Home in Kathmandu—one of our sponsorship programs in Nepal. Although this home was severely damaged and has been condemned, the children living here have escaped injury.
Rashmi is dear to our hearts here at World Help. Her loss is personal to us, as are the situations of many trusted friends and partners in Nepal. But for Rashmi, we made a promise. Before she left the states, we made a promise to never forget her . . . to always be there for her.
That is why we’re committing to build her family a new home—a safe home. World Help is entering the second phase of our recovery strategy: rebuilding . . . and we’re starting with Rashmi. Every home we build will be constructed with rebar and cement mortar in the event of future earthquakes.
The total cost to build a brand-new home for Rashmi’s family is $9,500. This is a fraction of what our own homes might cost—yet it will bring more security than we could imagine to a family in need.
If you had the privilege of knowing Rashmi during her time in the states, we hope you will consider making a gift to this rebuilding fund. And please continue to pray for this inspiring young woman, the children in our sponsorship programs, and the resilient people of Nepal.