Namaste! Intro to FVIN’s Blog

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Welcome to FVIN’s blog!
Where we post news, updates, stories, interesting tidbits, and more!
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FVIN is a US non-profit (2011) whose mission it is to support marginalized communities, especially women and children, in Nepal! Check out our website @ http://www.friendsofvin.org
There is this really awesome organization in Nepal that we are excited to support, called Volunteer Initiative Nepal! VIN consists of a collective of grassroots initiatives, which offer international travelers the opportunity to experience the Real Nepal, while giving back to the communities there. The types of programs at VIN include:women’s empowermentchild carecommunity health and medical care, and environmental and agricultural initiatives.The work VIN does supports communities in need, and is making a real difference in the lives of people.
Watch this introduction video on Volunteer Initiative Nepal:
In fact, many of us at FVIN are former VIN volunteers, who stayed in Nepal and worked on these programs. To see what it’s like to be a volunteer, check out Thomas Jones’ A Day In The Life Of a VIN Volunteer blog in this blog site.
Since becoming a 501c3 in 2011, FVIN has been:
  • Sponsoring Children
  • Supporting Development Projects
  • Connecting Communities
FVIN is currently sponsoring 19 girls’ education, and two comprehensive community development projects – in Jitpur and Okhaldhuga, Nepal.
Irrigation Pond Construction: This innovative aquaponics system is being built by the Women’s Cooperative in Jitpur. This project is currently in its planning stages, with a projected completion date of November 2012.
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 A woman poses for a picture outside of her home in Jitpur, Nepal
Toilet Construction: The Community Health Program has already built 100+ septic systems in several communities. A PDF version of their 2011 Report can be found here.The report is really great because you can hear from the people themselves about how their lives are being impacted!
“It was nice to see that there are people coming from another part of the world to help us in constructing a toilet.”
 
– Kombali Balami (toilet recipient)
 Toilet Construction Report, 2011
FVIN is also reaching out to other former volunteers, across the USA, and across the world.
We have created a survey, so that we can find out more about your experience. To obtain this survey, submit an idea or story for publication, or to get more information about anything FVIN related, contact us at: friendsofvin@gmail.com
Thank you for visiting our blog, and therefore helping to create this community of friends (FVIN), across the world, in support of the women and children of Nepal!
Namaste!
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