It is always a pleasure to write to all of our supporters, some of you have been helping WWR for many years now and some of you are new to us. Thank you to you all. This newsletter comes to you for the fi…rst time from America as I (Anna) moved here in May, we are probably here for a couple of years, but who knows!
I thought I would write about sponsorship this time. Most of you sponsor a particular woman or a particular project that we run (if you are in doubt please get in touch!) Regular sponsorship is the foundation on which all WWR’s activities are built and we are so thankful for it. We know that sponsors enjoy the updates on the women that Renee sends each year when she visits them – thanks Renee!
Some donors have said they would like to do more to help the women they sponsor, so it seems like a good idea to let you know what you could do, though these are all optional so don’t feel under any obligation to do them.
If you would like to write to the lady you support that would be wonderful as they find it so encouraging. If you are able to enclose a photo that’s even better as most of our ladies are illiterate. Please keep letters short so our staff can translate them easily. If you would like to write to the lady you sponsor please e-mail email@example.com who will provide you with the address.
As for gifts, it is impossible to send anything from the UK to Nepal as parcels go missing so often, but if you would like to donate an extra amount for something specific, such as clothes, cooking items or children’s school supplies then you can do this. You may donate up to £20 no more than every six months to the lady you sponsor, any more than this may create tensions between women who do receive gifts and those that don’t.
Finally, there is the option to visit the woman you sponsor or the project you support! Tourism is such a valuable revenue stream for Nepal and a key part of their economy, so if you are thinking about going, why not?
if you have been reading this but don’t yet sponsor a woman then the good news is that we currently have five ladies who are in need of your help. Sponsorship is £15 per month and gives the woman security to know that she has somewhere safe to live and if she needs help she has someone to turn to.
Each of these ladies has difficult challenges that they face and their stories can’t easily be summarised. However, in brief, Jamuna and Chanda are widows, Beena and her three children were abandoned, Maya has never married and Sita believes her husband was murdered. Beyond these basic facts are stories of intense suffering and if you are interested in knowing more or sponsoring one of them please let us know.
Liking our Facebook page is the best way to keep up with what WWR is doing in Nepal, please join us there if you haven’t already.
Thank you again for all your support and prayers.
Anna, Renee, Nic, Jan & Marilyn, the trustees of WWR