Sukhi Home

Catherine with the disabled children of the SERC school (Special Education and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children) in Kathmandu.


Thanks to all the sponsors who already donated via the Sukhi Home bank account.

Every amount counts, small donations are just as appreciated as the larger ones.

My story

In my wildest dreams I could never have imagined that, looking for adventure during my first trip to Nepal in April 2008, I would find so much love. A love that would literally and completely change my life forever!

I was anything but an experienced traveler, never even having ventured beyond Europe's borders, and so I was hit by culture shock upon my arrival at the capital Kathmandu. Because what I saw there defies all imagination! Poverty is poignant and everywhere, most people have little or nothing, there is no social network for the less fortunate, and all this makes Nepal one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia.

Can you imagine what I felt when I saw begging children in dire circumstances laying in the streets, all alone, abandoned.!? They beg to survive, for a bit of money so they can get a little something to eat, or to buy drugs. Many of them sniff glue to counter the pain of hunger, and many others end up in crime and prostitution. Most of these children die around the age of fifteen. Simply surviving is already a struggle for them.

At that moment I knew what I had to do!

As soon as I returned to Belgium, I took action. I founded the npo Sukhi Home, sold my house which was way too big for me, and started fundraising to help the underprivileged of Nepal.

SUKHI in Nepalese means: "happy in the long term". And that is exactly what Sukhi Home intends to do: to provide a safe home for all those in Nepal who do not get any chances and have no roof above their heads.

And then there were the earthquakes in April and May of 2015.

Sukhi Home started a "Help Fund" and now contributes to the reconstruction of the ravaged country, where so many families have been torn apart and live in even worse poverty than before.



With kind regards,

Catherine Maes


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