Many children in Nepal grow up lacking stable support from their families due to poverty. Of these children, it is not uncommon that they grow up on the streets and are exposed to the hardships of a world that no child should be exposed to – begging, organized crime, drugs, theft, abuse, and gambling. For years, the W.E. Hines Foundation has helped support “Bayaan”, a project that takes in kids from the street and provides them with stable parenting, food, shelter, education and, most of all, enduring love that they can take with them for the rest of their lives. Bayaan means “testimony” in Nepali and a central goal of the project has always been to give children their own testimony as to the transformative power of that enduring love. As the children have gotten older, we have worked to reconcile them with their families. Our goal is to usher them into the next phase of their life offering any support possible. We will do this through various growth opportunities including emergency medical assistance, career development or family crisis intervention.
Taking in kids from the street of Nepal and providing them with stable parenting, food, shelter, education and enduring love that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.