Our Nepal story began in 1998 when Greg visited Nepal for the first time. It was on this short trip that the orphaned and marginalized children of Nepal captured his heart. Through the years, he has never forgotten that first experience. Greg has returned to Nepal several times since his trip in 1998 to further understand and explore ways to serve Nepali children. In June of 2014, the Salyer family traveled to Nepal to probe the possibilities of how they could intentionally serve the marginalized children of Nepal. As a result of their trip, they launched Collective Hope in August of 2014. Collective Hope’s mission is to ”keep hope alive” by serving the vulnerable children of Nepal. Greg and Sharon met at the age of five and have been happily married for over 30 years. Greg and Sharon have two children, Gregory and Kayle. In 2017, Gregory graduated with a Business Degree in Sports Marketing from Grand Canyon University. Kayle will graduate in December 2018 from Grand Canyon University with a Business Degree. The Salyers have had the privilege of serving in various contexts and in various countries including…Mexico, Argentina, The Dominican Republic, Haiti, Guatemala, The United Arab Emirates and Nepal.
Manny was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Manny is married to Heather and has three children, two of which are living at home. Elayna, is a Junior at Arizona State University and his youngest son, Sammy is a sophomore in High School. Manny’s oldest son, Angel is living on his own and working.
Manny served ten years in the military and has extensive experience in project development and logistics coordination. We are excited that Manny brings his experience and passion for the children of Nepal to the Collective Hope Team. As our Project Director, he responsible for developing and directing our “Homes of Hope” construction process from conception to completion.
Nepal Team: Raj and Minu Bhandari (House Parents) / Ashok and Romila Adhikari (Nepal Directors)
US Team: Keitha Bonadie (Director of Child Sponsorship)
US Team: Manny Leal (Project Director)
US Team: Greg, Sharon, Gregory and Kayle Salyer (Founders)
Keitha is an IT Project Manager at a global financial company where she has a proven track record of providing high quality collaboration across countries to align priorities, resource commitments, management of cost, & risk assessment for implementing cutting edge IT solutions to address business opportunities.
While Keitha’s life as a Project Manager pays the bills, she feels there is a higher calling that tugged at her heart when she visited Nepal in 2014. Now she seeks to promote the kingdom of God by using her gifts and abilities to bring hope and joy to the children of Nepal.
Keitha is a dedicated wife and mother of two adult children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, experiencing different cultures, reading, writing, yoga, and hiking.