Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Good News!

From the left: Me, Mrs Neupane, Belief, Mr. Neupane, JR Neupane, Tania. Atit was up in the mountains teaching.
For the past six months I have been writing about a two week trip that I took to Nepal in March 2010.  Above you can see us on our last night out before we left Kathmandu for home.  The strike in the Terai lasted only one day.  Unfortunately, I did not get to tie up loose ends with my suppliers before I left.  I have become very flexible about the details of my orders because there are so many unforeseen situations. I had to make apologies by email to the people who were waiting for me to return. They live in this unpredictable environment, so I think they understood my dilemma.  I have established ways to make pick-ups and payments even in my absence.

Recently, I heard from the young men whom we were helping to go to school in Nepal.  Belief was able to get a scholarship to attend school in Finland and Atit earned entry to a business school in Nepal.  Congratulations Belief and Atit!  We are so proud of you.

The village school has submitted two proposals to the Joy Foundation and I am hoping that after the Autumn Hindu festivals they will have more concrete information for me.  The plans for the library are going forward.  It is very good news!  When I have a list of their needs for the library, I will be letting everyone know and asking you and all of your friends for help.

Thank you all for accompanying me on my journey to Nepal.

Smile, you are here and this is now. Here, in this moment, your journey begins anew!


  1. I really enjoyed your series on your visit to Nepal. I would love to travel with you sometime.

  2. Ellen you really are welcome to travel with me. I usually go to Nepal in January.

  3. Nepal sounds interesting. Definitely on my list of places I want to visit one day.

    I am Fickle Cattle.

  4. I loved, loved, loved that last sentence! I would be honored to help with the library. Congrats to the boys! You have done well, Butternut.

  5. More, I want more!! What a marvelous journey!

  6. Thanks for sharing your remarkable journey with us-
    very encouraging..I enjoyed your captures and would love to hear any updates:)

  7. A journey of hope What a great oppertunity for the young men and good to hear that the plans are moving forwards. It is going to be a great success