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Over 20 years ago, Daniel Burgi encountered children, living and begging on the streets of Pokhara, for the first time. It is here, rescuing these most vulnerable and abandoned children, where the heart of Himalayan Life resides. At the outset of Himalayan Life, Daniel describes spending days and nights on the streets of Pokhara with the children asking himself (and them) how he could help. It was the streets and alleys of Pokhara that inspired the first street kitchen, a place that remains a beacon of hope in the days of the children. A place where they are welcomed every day for food and hope, for a wash and a song, for a taste of love – since most have forgotten what love is. It is from here these brave children are offered an escape from the disorder of the streets into the order of the Shelter. They’re invited to join in a system where beds are made and shoes are put in a row, where children clap in time for pre- dinner thanks. This is a sharp contrast from the chaotic freedom of the streets. Once children have chosen the safety and support of the shelter grounds, they receive rehabilitation and trauma support, informal education to help them catch up to their peers, access to daily activities and sport team programs – they have the option of becoming a permanent residents. In this way, Himalayan Life has become Home and Family to many.