Thursday, November 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to Maggie Doyne of Kopila Valley Children's Home!

Do you know Maggie Doyne? If not, you should. She is an amazing woman of only 23 years old who has accomplished enough in her short life to inspire me to refocus my efforts for my life. I have been reading her blog for a few months, and I hope someday to be able to volunteer some of my time in Nepal.

"Maggie took off after high school to see the world and when she was trekking through the Himalayas, she stumbled upon hundreds of kids living in the streets, orphaned by years of human rights violations and war. Maggie knew she could stay and make a difference in these childrens' lives, granting them the rights that every child around the world should have. She built and now runs Kopila Valley Children's Home in Nepal, housing these innocent victims and saving them from lives of instability and hunger.

Through her work, Maggie has given shelter to 24 kids, sent 60 others to school, and assisted in the placement of over 700 orphans in the region. She has tackled human rights issues in the region, improving the lives of children affected by violence, child labor, sex trafficking, and poverty."

To find out more about how to help and to learn about the children she helps, go to Life at Kopila Valley Children's Home ...

Happy Birthday Maggie. Thank you for being such an inspiration to me!

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