On the birth of our first child, my wife and I began sponsoring children via the Action Aid charity and have been doing so ever since. Our current sponsored child lives in the village of Dharamanger on the Nepal-India border. This is an area of Nepal that that has suffered the ravages of war over the centuries and is economically extremely deprived up to this day.
In 2016, we decided to visit the village and were our sponsored child. To say that we were made welcome is an understatement and we stayed the childs family for three days. In that time, we got to know the people and their daily challenges. We were also so impressed with the work that Action Aid are doing. When we cam backk, we decided that we had to get involved and help with one of two projects for the area. This is the kick off of an effort to raise circa €23,000 to help complete a creche and two additional school rooms for girls
Please see http://www.gerrykerr.com/action-aid-in-nepal/ for pictures of the journey