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Excellent Volunteer Opportunity

I volunteered at the Love Company Orphanage in the Fall of 2012. I was very impressed by the kind and loving atmosphere at the orphanage and the excellent care that the children receive. I had very comfortable accommodations as well as plenty of opportunities for socializing after hours. It is pretty easy to meet people in Pokkhara as it is a popular tourist destination.
Prior to my volunteer experience, I did extensive fund raising in order to have more of a positive impact. Mr. Krishna Prassad Pokhrel gave me a list of what was needed at the orphanage. Then, together, we prioritized based on the amount of money we had. I was able to purchase mattresses, bedding, clothes as well as staple foods for the children. Additionally, I purchased fresh fruit and vegetables every day to complement the children’s diet. We also went for pizza on my last day there. Mr. Pokhrel made sure that we got the best price for the things we purchased.
Everyone at the orphanage is very kind and has the children’s best interest at heart. They recognize the importance of education, ensure the children are studying hard and work with the teachers at the school to keep them on the right track.
I have very fond memories of my time in Pokkhara and highly recommend this organization to anyone looking for a wonderful volunteer experience with some very special children.

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  • Program Administration

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  • Living Situation

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  • Community Impact

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  • Health and Safety

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  • Social Life

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 Posted by at 9:57 am
Jul 122014
 

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As many of you know, Emma and I just spent 2 1/2 weeks volunteering at an orphanage in Nepal. Thanks to some of the most incredible people we have ever met, we had the most amazing trip that even surpassed our expectations. The trip took many twists and turns and we wound up spending most of our time in Pokhara rather than our originally scheduled project. Since Emma never wanted to leave, we cancelled our touring and stayed at the orphanage. I think fate (or, as Krishna said, the universe) brought us to The Love Company Orphanage. Once we get settled back into our lives here, I will post more pictures. But, in the meantime, thank you to Krishna Pokhrel and Santosh Lamsal for all that you did for us and all that you do for the children of Nepal. It was amazing to see how the children at The Love Company Orphanage, all of whom had such troubled beginnings, are so happy and healthy and filled with such love. They truly are a family there and it is all thanks to you. Emma and I (and the rest of the Allegretti family) look forward to continue working together with you. I really hope that, together, we can expand the wonderful work you are doing in Pokhara to help even more children and to start an animal rescue program and more help for the elderly. Since Emma cried for hours after leaving, we can’t wait to see you all again soon!
Jill
USA
 Posted by at 10:25 am