The child with
whom it all started
Sometimes you meet someone who changes your life. I met Ombir for the first time in the summer of 2014. A very positive and happy boy with a lust for life. I asked him: “What would you like the most in the whole world?
“Love," he answered. I slumped to my knees, embraced his fragile body. In his bright eyes, I saw a child looking back at me. A golden smile on his face and beaming eyes.
At that moment, I saw the enormous power and the potential of giving as little as love to just one child. An 11-year-old boy’s greatest dream was something as simple as love. This answer changed his life.
Ombir was born in a very small village in the south of Nepal. He lived with his brother and parents in a hut made of bamboo. Ombir grew up in pure poverty. With only one meal a day, the chance of survival was small. Following the death of his father, Ombir’s sick mother brought him here.
Here, Ombir was provided with the vital things he needed. Shelter, food, education and love. Lots of love! But above all, a chance to build a better future.