Our current focus is on the city of Kathmandu in the country of Nepal. Nepal is a small Nation of about 30 million people situated between India to the South and China (Tibet) to the North. Nepal boasts eight of the world’s 10 highest mountains, including Mount Everest. Entrenched poverty, a decade of violent political instability, poor sanitation and a lack of opportunity, have taken a toll on the Nepalese people. More than one in three people in Nepal live in extreme poverty, subsisting on less than $1 USD per day. Greg traveled to Kathmandu for the first time in 1998 and fell in love with the people and culture. While Nepal is rich in many ways, it still remains as one of the least developed and poorest countries in the world.
Our focus is children who are either orphaned or marginalized due to leprosy, extreme poverty, civil war, sexual exploitation and abandonment. These issues have left many Nepali children on the verge of hopelessness.
Since Greg’s first visit to Nepal in 1998, Nepal has never left his heart. Nepal is rich with beauty, from it’s natural beauty to the beauty of the people, but it was the beauty of the children that captured Greg’s heart. Collective Hope is passionate about serving the children of Nepal and count it honor to be able to do so.
Trust is the key component in all relationships, especially when they are thousands of miles apart. Greg met Ashok and Romila Adhikari in 1998 and has grown to love them deeply. We are blessed to have our Nepali staff members serving with us in Nepal.