Why I Ride: Meet Kabita Joshi

I want to share  some stories of the orphaned and abandoned children whose lives have been saved because of the Himalayan Children’s Charities orphanage in Nepal . . .

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Personal History: Kabita is an unwanted third daughter of an extremely poor family from a remote village east of Kathmandu. She is the victim of a culture that values sons. Sometime after her little brother was born, it was decided that the family could not feed or care for her. Her sisters are manual laborers in the tiny field, side-by side with her parents, but they cannot eke out more than a two month food supply. After a half day walk and then a day long bus ride, Kabita was left at the Bal Mandir orphanage.

Fortunately, because Kabita stood out as a bright and personable child, HCC’s representative in Nepal, Dinesh, realized her potential and brought her to the Reliance School.

What makes her special? Kabita loves her new life at the Reliance School and is grateful for her good fortune to be at Reliance.  She is a bright, affectionate, hardworking child who is eager to please her new kindergarten teacher.  Kabita loves to skip, sing and play with her new friends

About UniDude

UniDude is 62 and started riding a unicycle when he was 13. He now rides 1000 miles a year for charity, with an occasional wild stunt, like riding 60 miles in one day, or 200 miles over the entire length of the Silver Comet-Chief Ladiga Trail.
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3 Responses to Why I Ride: Meet Kabita Joshi

  1. Henry Scobie says:

    Nepal Children’s Organization (Bal Mandir) — Victims of Balmandir:


    • logicalsoulguy says:

      Unfortunately, scams are even a part of so-called acts of kindness. I became aware of this problem recently; thanks for turning up the light on those who would harm children! Fortunately, Bruce and Susan’s efforts with HCC is truly humanitarian, and I support them completely.

  2. Henry Scobie says:

    Nepal — Paper Orphans documentary posted on the web:


    Terrific documentary on the Bal Mandir kidnappings.

    By the Swiss INGO — Terre des Hommes.

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