The children's clothes are given out in Lumbini, Nepal

Lumbini, Nepal
@JudyEv (142277)
Bunbury, Australia
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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@marguicha (106477)
• Chile
12 Oct
it is a wonderful idea to share what we have and others need. The pictures are wonderful.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
They seem to be having so much fun in the straw. Just good innocent fun.
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@marguicha (106477)
• Chile
12 Oct
@JudyEv I saw that when I went to Kunayala, the land of the Kunas is Panama.
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@ptrikha_2 (11139)
• India
12 Oct
@marguicha kunayala sounds like an Indo-Sanskrit name !
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@andriaperry (64061)
• Anniston, Alabama
12 Oct
You are a blessing to so many!
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thank you. I think you do pretty well yourself.
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@sallypup (30134)
• Moses Lake, Washington
12 Oct
Those are such sweet photos. Your husband must have enjoyed the trip as he helped distribute the goods.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
He would have enjoyed it for sure. It's always nice to be able to help people.
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@YrNemo (14736)
12 Oct
Wonderful pic .
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
It's a beauty isn't it? Kids are much the same all over the world.
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@YrNemo (14736)
12 Oct
@JudyEv Made me think of how kids in first world countries!!! They have too much too many!
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@YrNemo I've just realised I thought it was the kids playing in the hay that you were referring to. But the picture is still nice.
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@RasmaSandra (21216)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Oct
Wonderful photos and lucky children I love that little boy in the shirt with the cats. He is adorable. I am happy things are going so well. Great pump.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
He is cute isn't he? I'm pretty sure that is one of the shirts we sent over.
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@Inlemay (17162)
• South Africa
11 Oct
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.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
That's good that you're sending clothes to Namibia. I love the sound of that word.
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@sunrisefan (21936)
• Philippines
11 Oct
Glad to see the pump Vince and his group has given the Nepalese folk. Water is life. Bless you, Vince and his group for your kindness.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
They have had over 30 pumps installed now so are turning their attention more towards helping the schools.
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@sunrisefan (21936)
• Philippines
12 Oct
@JudyEv That's great, Ms. Judy!
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@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.
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@LadyDuck (189264)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
I have donated so many bags of clothes from my mom's apartment. I would have loved to be able to give to Vince, they would have been surely better received in Nepal.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
It can be hard to find the best place to donate some things. I'm not sure how adult clothes would go there. They don't really seem to wear Western dress - at least the women don't.
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@LadyDuck (189264)
• Switzerland
12 Oct
@JudyEv They wear different dresses for sure, I thought about towels and bed sheets.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
@LadyDuck Oh I see. Yes I'm sure they would go down really well. We did price some blankets before the bikes were suggested but the logistics were too difficult and we couldn't find any that were a reasonable price.
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@Hannihar (46545)
12 Oct
@JudyEv You guys are so special doing this for the children. My hat goes off to you and the special thing you are doing.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thank you very much Hanni. We're lucky to be in a position where we can help.
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@Hannihar (46545)
14 Oct
@JudyEv I am glad you are in a position to help but there are many out there that are also in a position to help but do not. I still say you guys are special to do that for them.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
14 Oct
@Hannihar Thanks Hanni.
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@arunima25 (10274)
• Bangalore, India
12 Oct
Such a noble work and look at those bright faces receiving it. That is a hand pump for water. I have one like that in my grandparent's house. It was a fun activity for us as children to pump water from it.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
These pumps are the best to use in this area as there is little that can go wrong with them.
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@arunima25 (10274)
• Bangalore, India
13 Oct
@JudyEv And it can very deep down Earth to get the underground water that is safe for consumption.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@arunima25 That is what the wells do - go deep enough that the water is pure.
@wolfgirl569 (13980)
• Marion, Ohio
12 Oct
Thats wonderful. But the baby does not look all that thrilled with her new outfit.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
She/he doesn't does he/she? Probably wondering what all the fuss is about. lol
@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
@wolfgirl569 Quite likely.
@Courage7 (21833)
• United States
12 Oct
Such a happy thing to do a blessing thanks for sharing it Judy.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thanks. There are many small ways in which we can help others. It isn't always about the big stuff. And I'm sure these children will remember these things and go on to do what they can to help others.
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@Courage7 (21833)
• United States
13 Oct
@JudyEv I am really happy to see this Judy.
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• Preston, England
12 Oct
so much great support and generosity here
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thanks it is a good thing they are doing.
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• Preston, England
12 Oct
@JudyEv very much so yes
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12 Oct
Wonderful pictures
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
I like the little person in the pink shirt. I don't think he/she quite knows what it's all about.
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12 Oct
@JudyEv so great
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@JustBhem (46154)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Oct
The picture tells a lot.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Yes, it does really, doesn't it?
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@JustBhem (46154)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Oct
@JudyEv Bless those people who are kind enough to help.
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@teamfreak16 (42575)
• Denver, Colorado
17 Oct
Free children's clothes is a good thing because they grow out of them so fast. I bet those things get handed down all over the village.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
17 Oct
That would be a good thing. The news that the clothes would be handed out travelled like wildfire throughout the village and everyone turned up hoping to be given something.
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@just4him (132804)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
13 Oct
That's great you received a large number of clothes before Vince left to add to what you already had so the children could benefit. Great pictures.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
One old suitcase was packed as tight as we could pack it. It will be left behind.
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@shaggin (39894)
• United States
13 Oct
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.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
We had just started to buy at the op shops. Even they have 'sales' and discount days. So it was great bonus when we didn't have to spend that money.
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@CarolDM (9194)
• United States
12 Oct
Such a selfless thing to do. I donate every chance I get to Goodwill and local churches.
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Oct
There is always somewhere that is willing to take our cast-offs.
@pitstop (8061)
• India
12 Oct
Thanks for the wonderful work. Great to see so much thought and effort and care. God bless!
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@JudyEv (142277)
• Bunbury, Australia
12 Oct
Thank you very much. Have a great day.
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