The children's clothes are given out in Lumbini, Nepal
By Judy Evans
October 11, 2018 6:09pm CST
Here are some more photos from my husband’s trip to Lumbini in Nepal. They have now given out the clothes which he said were well-received. Back home in Western Australia we had just started to buy clothes at our op shops (thrift stores) when someone left three boxes of children’s clothes on our doorstep. I have no idea who the kind soul was but there were so many that we didn’t need to spend more of our money on clothes. This meant we could buy some bikes to help children get to school. The clothes were mostly for little girls and babies but we already had a good supply of boys’ clothes so all was good. The photos are self-explanatory but there is one of a pump which is typical of what the group is installing. They are old-fashioned pumps but work well and there is very little that can go wrong with them. They are ideal for this situation.
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• South Africa
I dont understand why people hoard clothing - I like that they give it away. There are so many people in the world, all over that could do with the long hanging items in everyone's cupboards. Which reminds me, my hubby is off to Namibia soon and I send all our small/large/not fitting/outdated items for the people in the northern rural areas.
• Bunbury, Australia
@sunrisefan At that point you do start to feel your efforts are making a difference. However there was a man at one of the meetings who says his community is very poor and needs a well so perhaps they will go a bit further afield now.
• United States
The one park down the street from me has one of those old well pumps. All the photos are so heart warming! I am so happy these people were able to receive these things. The little one on the bottom right in her new little outfit is so adorable. I am so happy you read this post! How wonderful you had so many clothes donated that you could buy the boys bikes to get to school.