NEPAL PROJECT - Celeebrating ten years
Dedicated to change.
In 2006, Bimar was a young girl begging on the streets of Kathmandu.
Her family fled civil unrest on the border of Pakistan in northern India to make a better life in Nepal, but they landed in abject poverty and were forced to beg for money to feed themselves. Bimar had never been to school or had a medical check up and at night she shared a thin piece of foam on the ground with her siblings and a single blanket.
Then one afternoon while begging around the tourist hub of the Boudhanath Stupa, Bimar met James Hopkins, a former high-flying New York banker who threw in Wall Street and bought a one way ticket to Kathmandu to study Buddhism.
Ten years later, it was a chance meeting that would change not just Bimar’s world, but the lives of the entire community she lives in through the power of creative business.
We sat down in the Quilts for Kids village in Kathmadu for a very candid chat about the incredible impact of Quilts for Kids Nepal, over the best sweet masala teas you'll ever have.