The Orphanage "Helpicow" was started in 2004 by Nanu Rai, a single woman. Nanu Rai continues to run the orphanage today.
There are now 22 family members. The children from Helpicow come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Some children are orphans. Other children have a single mother or a single father who cannot support them or has abandoned them.
Over the years the orphanage has made significant progress. In the beginning there were about 18 small kids living in a small house. We had no furniture, not even beds an the children slept on the floor. They could not afford to go to shool. The Helpicow ist called this, because Mother Nanu Rai is a very lovely Mother.
Nowadays all the children go to shool and get an education in English. We have some modest furniture and the children can eat three times a day. We are all a big family and we call our volunteer "Brother" and "Sister".
The Main aim of Helpicow ist to ensure that all the children grow up in good cinditions and get a good education. The final objektive ist to get all the children independent. Some children have already left the orphanage and have foung stable work places or started university studies.
Currently the colony is managed purely on the basis of donation. There is no source of permanent income and there is no goverment support. The donation are solicited primarily by going from door to door. Some financial support comes thanksto the visiting volunteers.