Hopeful Home Orphanage

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In 2005, Ten Friends developed a special relationship with the Hopeful Home Orphanage (HHO). Since that time we have frequently visited the orphanage -- including bringing along students from Central Oregon.  We have provided financial support for their operations, have assisted them on various construction projects and have helped them in the development of their website. We are proud to be one of their sponsors and are impressed with the level of care they provide to the children who live at Hopeful Home. As you read more about Hopeful Home, we believe that you will be impressed as well.

 Since 2002 Hopeful Home has been operating successfully as a Nepal-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting homeless children. Hopeful Home is located in Bhaktapur, Nepal an area outside of Kathmandu. 

The mission of Hopeful Home is to provide a safe and secure shelter to previously homeless children. Their belief is that everyone deserves a safe and loving place to call home and they work tirelessly to make that a reality. Food, shelter, education, healthcare, and most importantly, the warmth of a loving home are provided to the 19 children who reside there.  

An excellent way to learn more about Hopeful Home is to visit their website.  The website highlights the impressive services provided by the orphanage.  For example, continuous care is provided by five on-site staff members 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.  Nutritious meals, health care, counseling, social interactions, and education are provided by their dedicated staff.  The website also provides opportunities to sponsor a child or to connect with one of the children by becoming a pen pal.    

Visit the new Hopeful Home Website  


Characteristics of the Children at Hopeful Home (2023)

Prior Life Challenges:

Prior to coming to Hopeful Home children typically encountered major challenges.  Children experienced at least one traumatic event. Their parents passed away or they were abandoned by them, they were relocated from remote impoverished rural areas, they experienced poverty firsthand, were typically food and nutrition challenged and did not attend school.

Benefits of staying at Hopeful Home:

Since coming to Hopeful Home children have typically been resilient. They are hopeful for an improved future and a quality life with many opportunities. They now have a safe and secure place to live. They receive ample and nutritious food.  They attend school on a regular basis and have active social lives.  

Where do our children come from?

Unlike other orphanages in Nepal, the vast majority (almost 80 %) of children residing at Hopeful Home were referred to us by official national and provincial Nepal government agencies. That is a testimony to the trust the agencies have in us to provide for the children's needs.   The balance of referrals is from placements by relatives of the children, a referral from a local hospital and a referral from a Hopeful Home staff member who found a child in need of a home.

How old are the children?

Children at Hopeful Home are a mix of ages.  We do not have any children who are less than 5 years old.  About a third of our children are between 5 and 9 years old.  Over 40 percent are between 10 and 14.  Another quarter are teenagers.  We presently do not have any children older than 19.

What is their sex distribution?

We predominantly have more boys than girls.  Over two-thirds of our children are boys and one-third are girls.  Accordingly, 3 out of our 5 dormitories are for boys and 2 of the dormitories house girls.

What school grades are the children in?

All of our children attend school on a regular basis.  Almost two thirds of our children are in grades 3 to 5.  Another third are enrolled in grades 6 to 8.  We also have a student in the 9th grade. 

How long have the children been at Hopeful Home?

More than one half of the children have resided at Hopeful Home for less than 4 years. About a quarter have been with us for between 5 and 7 years.  In addition, 16 percent have been with us for more than 8 years.  

Through the years Ten Friends has taken over 40 Sisters, Oregon high school seniors to Nepal, and most spent one or two nights at Hopeful Home playing games with the children and helping them with their homework, with both the Oregon students and the children learning so many important lessons from the interactions. Young people helping other young people is a win-win proposition.

Here are more stories of the experiences of young people who have benefited from the Hopeful Home Orphanage.

You can help by donating to the Hopeful Home Orphanage 

Help the Children.  Improving the lives of orphanage children in Nepal is one of our main priorities. We encourage you to make a donation to Hopeful Home. We also encourage you to purchase a product from the catalog below for use at the orphanage. 

Please select the Hopeful Home Orphanage Donation Selection when making your donation. You can make your donation on-line using the payment processing form below or Donate by CheckThank you!

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Sponsor a Child 

Hopeful Home offers rewarding opportunities to sponsor children at the orphanage.   To find out more about the sponsorship program, please visit their website or go directly to the Sponsorship Program Information.    

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