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In certain ethnicities in Nepal, the concept of family is extremely fluid. Couples drift together and apart with seeming ease. However, when parents enter into a new relationship, children from previous marriages are often left behind, left to fend for themselves.

You will find such abandoned children in every village of Nepal. They form the backbone of the domestic labour force at the village-level. For sheer survival, these kids work unbelievable hours in the fields and houses of wealthier village and town folks – simply in exchange for a place to sleep and (oftentimes insufficient) food to eat – without the benefit of schooling, sufficient protection or nurture.

Himalayan Life is standing in the gap for the abandoned children of the vicinity of Ulleri, West-Nepal, by way of providing a home and schooling in the village. Presently 23 children have found a new home and family at the ULLERI CHILDREN’s HOME.  They are cared for and loved by our dedicated staff of four, supported further by a local supervising committee.

Watch our film, Home.


Home for Abandoned Children (Ulleri) – The project in a nutshell:

  • A home and schooling for Abandoned Children and/or Children at Risk.
  • Located in Ulleri, a village in the mountains North of Pokhara, Nepal.
  • Presently 23 children enrolled (2018).
  • 4 loving, competent caregivers.
  • Incorporated under the Social Welfare Act with the Government of Nepal.
  • Annual budget (2018): CAD 32,000.
  • Project partner and supervision: HL-Switzerland.