Educating Hima: Maggie Doyne on battling poverty in Nepal

Surkhet (Nepal) (AFP) – Maggie Doyne still remembers the moment that changed her life forever. A chance encounter with six-year-old Hima, a little girl forced into manual labour to help her impoverished family, helped transform Doyne from gap-year teenager into a philanthropist on a mission. Seeing the child — one of around a dozen — working on a dry river bed breaking rocks, she felt compelled to act. Doyne used her savings to pay for Hima’s schooling. The child was the first of hundreds of Nepali youngsters she and her team have since helped raise and teach.Kopila Valley Children’s Home in…

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