American-Nepali Students' and Women's Educational Relief was founded in 2001 after obtaining excellent results with our own little "street girl", Uma, whom we placed in a private school in Kathmandu. After 3 years, she had become fluent in English, had made up for being placed back two years initially, and was obtaining top marks. From wanting to simply learn to read and count, she began to feel she wanted to be a doctor. Uma graduated with honors in nursing and is working in a hospital in Katmandu. Eleven years after founding and many refinements, we have over 600 children in 120 schools and colleges all over Nepal. We are 117 for 117 in sending our high school students to college. Half of the college graduates have careers in Nepal, the other half are still pursuing their studies at the Universities. Read More
P.O. Box 68401
Grand Rapids, MI 49516
Earle Canfield: email@example.com
Lisa Durham: firstname.lastname@example.org
ANSWER is a 501c(3) tax-deductible, non-profit charity EIN = 38-3639777
Monday, October 26, 2015 @ 11:10 AM
Sponsor and Student Letter Delivery:
Earle packed all sponsor letters that had arrived by the end of Sept. in his suitcase. Letters arriving late have also been sent to the Kathmandu office via email. Once the initial home building projects have been completed and sponsors visiting Nepal have returned to the states, the Nepal staff will begin visiting schools, delivering letters to students and collecting reply letters and photos for sponsors. As always, the weather, school schedules, holidays, political issues and now current fuel shortages will affect travel, but we currently anticipate mailing student reply letters to sponsors between late December and late January.
Earthquake Relief Fund:
Thank you to all of you who have given special donations to the Earthquake Relief Fund! We have raised over $100,000 for ANSWER students and their families. As you can see by the articles included in this newsletter the funds are being put to good use!
Benefit Concert Success:
The Benefit Concert held on September 20 raised over $12,000 to help fund Administrative expenses. This will cover more than half of the annual funds needed to support ANSWER’s office and staff in Kathmandu. A special thank you to David Lockington, Cameron Blake, Dylana Jensen and Sean Ivory for the spectacular musical performances! We also extend our gratitude to United Bank of Michigan, Mika Meyers PLC, Public Reality Radio, Stella Communications and Karlson Enterprises for their corporate sponsorships and the numerous companies and individuals who donated items for the silent and live action portions of the event. Everyone came together to make this the most successful benefit concert in ANSWER history!
Watch our video of excerpts of the 2015 Benefit.