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A Family Replacement Home

Dhanu Maya lives in Surkhet, a town in the far west of Nepal. Around 1998 she and her mother started taking care of children that no longer had parents that could care for them. She took them into her own home because she had a deep urge of wanting to help. 

The children come from the remote districts of West-Nepal. Sometimes they are brought to Dhanu Maya by local authorities as babies. The younger children go to school. The older children study in the capital or have a job.

When possible, contact with the families is maintained and families are involved in the care of the children. Most of the children are officially adopted by Dhanu Maya. The children are guided to independence, so that they can build a life in the environment where they were born.

In order to finance the care she provides, Dhanu Maya started a nursery in 2016. In addition, she is supported by occasional donations.



'Dhanu Maya's Home' was founded because we have the desire to help Dhanu Maya in her care for these children. The provision of financial support has been made controllable and accessible. Support is offered to a local organisation consisting of people who have an intrinsic drive to do this work.

You can find more information on how we do this in our policy plans. These are in Dutch. 

policy plan Dhanu Maya's Home
Financial accountability and policy Dhanu Maya's Home
Remuneration policy Dhanu Maya's Home

Of course we want to handle the data we process with care. More inforamtion on how we do this can be found in our privacy statement:

Privacy statement

Dhanu Maya's Home has been classified as an ANBI (Institution for the Public Benefit). You can read more about the advantage this has for you as a donor here.


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