Update – After three weeks of curfews, demonstrations, strikes and
violence, King Gyanendra has finally reinstated Nepali Parliament. He
had seized power in 2002 and dismissed the parliament, but now democracy
is returning to Nepal! The political parties are ecstatic and life is
returning to normal. However, the dark cloud on the horizon is the
Maoists, who have recently declared a three-month ceasefire, but are
impatiently waiting for the political parties to address their issues.
Only if the mainstream political parties are able to include them in the
process is there an opportunity for a lasting peace. This year’s trip
was another magical event for us as we looked to expand & enhance our
impact by creating more long-term goals & projects. Of course, we had
the most fun spending time with the wonderful Nepali kids that are
benefiting from your donations. These children are truly a joy to be
with and give us inspiration and motivation to do more.
Here are this year’s highlights:
donate to help us help the children
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We are also registered on
Universal Giving site.
Alex & Ange Smith and his family foundation
for their support of the Disabled Children’s Center.
Bill & Clara Poole who are sponsoring a child
from the orphan home for their schooling.
Cindy & Tim Reis for sponsoring a child from
the orphan home for their schooling.
George Elson from CIS Direct – For donating
the cost of printing our newsletters!
Marni Hendrickson & Sebastian Storrs for
scanning and emailing the pen pal letters.
‘Giving Hope to Nepal’s Disabled &
Would You Like To Sponsor A Child in Nepal?
This year we
have made a commitment to sponsor school fees for10 children at the
Nandumaya orphanage at a cost of $150 per year, per child. This covers
the cost of their books, tuition and their uniform. So far, two families
have stepped up and agreed to help out- Tim & Cindy Reis & family and
Bill & Clara Poole. Would you like to lend a hand to a child who
desperately needs your help? If you agree to sponsor a child, you will
receive regular updates on the progress of your child, with photos,
letters and drawings. Once you donate, our job is to keep you connected
and involved with your child. This is an opportunity that can open up
the world for a needy child as well as add to the quality of your own
TRIFC Partners With Rotary For A Better Future!
we are attempting to bring over 400 hearing aids to The
Kathmandu School for the Deaf with the help of a Rotary
International matching grant and matching funds from the
Starkey Hearing Foundation. The Starkey Company is the
world’s largest manufacturer of hearing aids and their
non-profit foundation not only provides matching funds for
projects in developing countries, but sends a team of
professionals to the project country to fit the hearing
aids. Special thanks go to Greta Ratliff who is an
audiologist in Kentucky, Debbie Wright and Frederic Rondeau
from the Starkey Hearing Foundation and the Marin Foundation
who provided the seed money for the Rotary Matching grant.
If approved, this project with bring the gift of hearing to
many of the over 300 children at the school!
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The Rose International Fund for Children’s
(TRIFC) goal is to improve the lives of children with disabilities,
orphans and others who have been neglected in developing countries. We
raise funds through the sale of scenic photographs, donations and
grants. With the funds raised we provide support to existing
non-profit organizations in the project countries. We raise
awareness of the living conditions for these children by documenting and
publicizing our project work. TRIFC believes in the value of sharing
resources with those less fortunate. We provide support in the
areas of education, medical needs, nutrition, facilities and environment
Bellevue Pogacha Nepal Photo Show &
Reception May 21st!
On Sunday, May 21st from 12-3pm we’ll be having
our 2nd annual ‘Photography for Good’ Nepal and India photography show
opening at Pogacha Restaurant in Bellevue – 119 106th Ave NE . Please
join us as we celebrate another successful year of giving for the Rose
International Fund for Children!
Complimentary hors d’oeuvre’s and soft drinks will
Framed prints will be available for purchase as
well as sets of Nepali Notecards.
75% of the proceeds from the sale of prints will go to TRIFC.
If you’ve attended before, please consider coming
again and bringing a friend or two who might be interested in our
organization. We’d like to see all of our donors, friends and family to
share stories from our latest trip!