WATCH OUR 3RD TRIP TO KENYA TEASER FILM!

Watch our short teaser from the film that Niklas Bergman is making from our 3rd trip to Kenya. It's a short clip from our meeting with the Masaai people in Masaai Land. Stay tuned for…
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MEETING AMAZING WOMEN

Today has been a very full and busy day, but a very fulfilling one. We started by watching a short running competition, where runners were competing to go to Japan. It was such a great…
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CONTAINER, VOICE OVER AND VIEWS

This morning Monica Hellström from Gnosjöglobal and her volunteer Carolina who is a nurse from Sweden joined Niklas and I, Dean and Mungai to take some items out of the shipping container that we sent…
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VISITING MASAAI LAND AND THE MASAAI PEOPLE

What an absolutely spectacular day today! Niklas and I traveled with Amus who is a priest. He drove us deep into Masaai land, about 30km into the valley area. We picked up his wife, and…
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PROVIDING THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS WITH A GOOD LUNCH

This morning we visited the building site, where the construction workers were continuing with putting glass in the window frames, and also making great progress with the ceiling throughout the building. I was very impressed…
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CAPTURING THE SURROUNDING AREA

The building construction continued on today with the workers finishing up small parts on the walls, putting the glass into the window frames and also the start on the ceiling throughout the building. They start…
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LÖÖF FOUNDATIONS 3rd TRIP TO KENYA!

Today we, Lööf Foundation representative Morgan Young and filmmaker Niklas Bergman from Gothenburg are traveling to Kenya! We are so excited to travel there and attend the inauguration for the Kenswed Martenity & Health Center.…
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Congratulations Asha and Shyam

We would like to extend a warm welcome to the world to Asha Lama and Shyam Lama's baby son! Asha, our housemother of Home of Hope gave birth to a beautiful, healthy little boy on…
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KINGA & AGNIESZKA’S DIARY – POLAND

Kinga and I, Agnieszka are Partex employees in Poland. Kinga has worked at Partex for six years in the telemarketing department and has been a huge support for the sales branch. She is married and…
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KEEP HOPE ALIVE

This morning we visited the mother and her child that we took to get a health check up yesterday. We bought her different types of food such as assorted beans, flour, rice, milk, sugar, cabbage,…
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BABY AND MOTHER GO TO SEE DOCTOR

Thank you to everyone for your generous donations yesterday! It made it possible for us to take the mother and her baby that I met yesterday to the health clinic for a check up. We…
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MEETING THE MAASAI PEOPLE

I was told there was a very large community of Maasai people living the next hill over from where we are building the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center. The Maasai people are an indigenous ethnic…
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BUILDING UPDATE – September 12, 2018

What a difference between today and Monday! Today they finished the sixth layer of the walls, and started on the walls inside the building. You can now start to see the rooms come to life,…
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MEETING HIS HOLINESS DALAI LAMA

Our Founder and Chairman Sophie Lööf was invited by IM to attend a talk by His Holiness Dalai Lama in Malmö, Sweden at the Live Arena. IM is an organization that has been fighting poverty…
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SLAB LAID!

I was amazed by the work completed at the building site today. There were 15 men working together, and in just a short 6.5 hours were able to lay the slab (cement mixture) on the…
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BUILDING PROGRESS CONTINUES

Today I visited the building site to see the progress being made. Yesterday, two workers (Edwin and Ken) started digging the hole for the septic tank. They must dig 3 meters deep. They had started…
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WORKSHOP AT KENSWED ACADEMY

This afternoon Monica and I went to the Kenswed Academy to hold our workshops. Our workshops support UN goal #3, to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages. Our workshops taught…
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ARRIVED IN KENYA!

I’ve now safely landed in Nairobi, Kenya! It reminds me a lot of Nepal, in that there is lots of traffic, lots of people, so many things happening around you including smells, sights and noises.…
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WELCOMING A NEW CHILD TO HOME OF HOPE

On August 16, we welcomed Saroj Bhujel to Home of Hope. He is 11 years old and in grade seven. He was welcomed by all other Home of Hope children and with a welcome scarf…
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Please meet our founder

We would like to introduce Sophie Lööf, our Founder and Chairman. She started the foundation over 5 years ago and has been involved in all of our projects, starting from our very first in India,…
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UPDATE ON CARL THAT WE HELPED TO RESCUE IN 2016

We have helped support the Love Lions Alive Sanctuary many times in South Africa. The sanctuary is a haven for lions, run by Andi Rive the “Lion Queen” from her program on Animal Planet. In…
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Supporting UN’s goal #8

UN goal #8 – Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all. Through our ongoing projects in Nepal, Home of Hope and Martin Lundstedt’s technical workshop at…
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We support UN’s sustainable development goals!

UN goal #3 – Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages During our trip to the girls in February we held three workshops surrounding the topics of team work, gender equality…
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Shipping container for Kenya is filled!

It was such a pleasure to be able to help and contribute to filling an entire shipping container that is going to Kenya, full of material for the Kenswed Maternity & Health Center. We are…
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We need your help!

We are looking for beds for new born babies that we can use in the Kenswed Marternity & Health Center that we are building in Kenya. It is in cooperation with the Zelmerlöw & Björkman…
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Tune in to TV4 tomorrow!

BIG NEWS!! Tune in tomorrow on TV4 at 10:00 to see Sophie, Måns Zelmerlöw and Jonas Björkman from the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation on TV4's program Malou von Sivers "Efter Tio". We will speak about…
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Morgan’s Diary – April 11, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - April 11, 2018 We have made it back to Kathmandu safe and sound! Seeing all of the children again feels like greeting families members you haven’t seen in awhile. Saying goodbye to…
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Laxmi Tamang’s Diary – April 10, 2018

Laxmi Tamang’s Diary - April 10, 2018 I am seven years old and going into grade three. Today I woke up and cleaned my face. I took a small breakfast, brushed my teeth and then…
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Solveig’s work – April 9, 2018

Solveig’s work - April 9, 2018 As you know I am a 66 year old nurse from Sweden. Now I have been at Home of Hope for almost two weeks and have been able to…
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School lunch – April 8, 2018

School lunch - April 8, 2018 At the Ratankot school the children do not receive any lunch from the school, nor do they bring a lunch from home. The students must go the day from…
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Update on schooling – April 7, 2018

Update on schooling - April 7, 2018 All of the children are now done school and on holiday. They have each finished their grades, and will start their new grade in about two weeks. We…
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Update on chicken house – April 6, 2018

Update on chicken house - April 6, 2018 We built the chicken house in May 2017, with the great help and donation from Monica Hellström. The chicken house is built from brick, cement, bamboo, iron,…
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Update on greenhouse – April 5, 2018

Update on greenhouse - April 5, 2018 We built the greenhouse in Feb -17 next to Home of Hope so that the children can learn how to grow their own food and be self-sufficient. It’s…
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Asha’s Diary – April 1, 2018

Asha’s Diary - April 1, 2018 I am the housemother of Home of Hope and I am 31 years old. I really like to work here and am happy with all children. Today I woke…
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Solveig’s Diary – March 29, 2018

Solveig’s Diary - March 29, 2018 We had a good journey up to Ratankot. We made a stop in Khadichour to buy fruit for the Home of Hope children and stopped for lunch. The scenery…
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Lööf Foundation celebrates 5 years today!

Today we celebrate Lööf Foundation’s 5th birthday! Five years ago to the day we were created. Over the years we have grown and expanded worldwide, having projects in 12 different countries. We live by our…
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Lööf Foundation’s Diary – March 27, 2018

Lööf Foundation’s Diary - March 27, 2018 We have finally arrived in Nepal! However, we had to circle around for at least 30 minutes in the air because it was so cloudy, and the pilot…
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Lööf Foundation’s Diary – March 26, 2018

Lööf Foundation’s Diary - March 26, 2018 We are waiting at Arlanda for our flight as we take off soon! It’s amazing to see that it is Lööf Foundation’s 12th trip to nepal! We are…
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Maternity & Health clinic press release

Download and read the latest press release for the Maternity & Health clinic that we are building in cooperation with the ZB Foundation (Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation) in Kenya. Pressmeddelande mödravårdsklinik Kenya 2018 The Maternity…
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Lööf Foundation’s Diary – March 15, 2018

Lööf Foundation's - March 15, 2018 We are all flying back home today and decided to go to an orphaned elephant sanctuary to see the baby elephants being fed. The elephants here are rescued and…
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Monica and Simon’s Diary – March 13, 2018

Monica and Simon’s Diary – March 13, 2018 This morning we went running with Kasper Skarrie, the General Secretary of ZB Foundation. We ran together with coach Joe Jesse and elite runners from Japan, Sweden…
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Sophie’s Diary – March 12, 2018

Sophie's Diary - March 12, 2018 I have been dreaming about building a health clinic for women to give safe births in for 17 years. Ever since giving birth to my first daughter, where the…
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Lööf Foundation at Kenswed Academy!

We are so happy to be here at Kenswed Academy in Kenya! It feels so exciting to be here celebrating their graduation today, which also happens to be the same day that we are breaking…
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Simon’s Diary – March 11, 2018

Simon's Diary - March 11, 2018 I flew in overnight, landing in Kenya around 4pm. After clearing immigration, I met Sophie Lööf outside with our driver Edward from Glory Safari. We were soon underway, and…
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Sophie’s Diary – March 10, 2018

Sophie’s Diary – March 10, 2018, I have been dreaming about building a health clinic for women to give safe births in for 16 years. Ever since giving birth to my first daughter, where the…
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Simon Hooper’s Diary – March 10, 2018

Simon Hooper's Diary - March 10, 2018 I’ve just checked in at Birmingham airport for my 15 hour journey to Nairobi. I am visiting Kenya as a representative for the Loof Foundation to visit the…
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Sophie and Morgan’s Diary – March 6, 2018

Sophie and Morgan’s Diary – March 6, 2018 Today we had the great pleasure of visiting, supporting and donating a fridge to the Ediblelinks Food Bank in North Warwickshire, UK. We went together with the…
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International Women’s Day!

Happy international women’s day! Today is a day to celebrate all women no matter their race, culture, ethnicity, nationality, language, economy or political affiliation. It is a day to celebrate social, economic, cultural and political…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 15, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - February 15, 2018 What a day! This morning I woke up at Cherrielyn’s house (girl player on the Razkal team). I slept there with five other girl football players. I started the…
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Happy Valentines Day!

Wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day! Sending lots of love around the world! 🌏❤💙
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Morgan’s Diary – February 14, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - February 14, 2018 Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! In honor of this special day, I’d like to stick with the theme of love. During my time here with the Razkal girls, I’ve come…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 12, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - February 12, 2018, This morning I went together with Jenelyn who is the mother to two boys who play on the boys Razkal team. We visited four of the girls players homes.…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 11, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - February 11, 2018 What an incredible day today! I went together with the girls Razkal team to Naga, where they played in the Mayor Kristine Chiong Football Tournament for U18. They played…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 9/10, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – February 9/10, 2017 Yesterday I started the morning by visiting Mohon Divino Amore National Highschool. I met with the principal first, Jeditho Dela Cuesta, who has been a principal for 11 years.…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 8, 2017

Morgan’s Diary - February 8, 2017, I started my morning by visiting Lawaan Elementary school, where I met the boys and girls football players who attend the school. We arrived at the school and I…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 7, 2018

Morgan’s Diary – February 7, 2018 I have finally made it to Cebu, Philippines! I landed in the afternoon and met Rhosner (coach for boy’s Razkal team) and Ronan (coach for girl’s Razkal team). From…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 6, 2018

Morgan’s Diary - February 6, 2018 I am finally on my way to Cebu! I have landed in Dubai for my layover, which makes me one step closer to meeting the girls Razkal football team!…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 2, 2018

Morgan’s blog post – February 2, 2018 We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has helped and donated football items for the girl’s Razkal football team in Cebu, Philippines. We…
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Technical workshop in Nepal

Two young boys from the Ratankot school in Nepal near Home of Hope planing wood for the new technical workshop we helped put together during our recent trip to Nepal in November 2017. The technical…
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Do you want to help with football items?

We are traveling to Cebu, Philippines to support the girl’s Razkal football team. The team especially needs the following items: - Training bibs (practice vests) in different colors - Footballs (unpumped) - Football training ladder…
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Update on girls’ Razkals team, January 17, 2017

The girls’ Razkals team in Cebu, Philippines is a resilient, determined and hard-working group of girls. During the beginning of December 2017, we donated many football clothes, shoes, socks and jackets to the boys and…
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Home of Hope sprouting into the new year!

Home of Hope is sprouting into the new year with cauliflower, carrots and green chili growing beautifully in their greenhouse!                                 
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Proud to present Maternity & Health clinic!

We are so happy to announce and present our newest project that we are engaged in! Together with the The Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation, we are building a Maternity & Health clinic in Kenya. The Maternity…
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Happy New Year!

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!! We feel very proud and happy for what we were able to contribute and support with during the year 2017! It would not have been possible without all of…
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Give the gift that gives back!

Still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do? Give the gift that gives back this year by marking a donation to Lööf Foundation in the name of a loved one! All Christmas gifts will…
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Sophie’s Diary – December 17, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – December 17, 2017, I have had the great pleasure of shadowing midwives at Skaraborgs Sjukhus in Skövde over the past few weeks to gain knowledge for the Maternity & Health clinic in…
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COMING SOON IN 2018 – Maternity & Health clinic

We are so happy to announce and present our newest project that we are engaged in! Together with the Zelmerlöw & Björkman Foundation, we are building a Maternity & Health clinic in Kenya. The Maternity…
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Update on Folweni High school!

Update on Folweni High school! We have been supporting Folweni High school in Durban, South Africa since 2015 with the  Star for Life program. They are a non-profit organization that provides programs to young people.…
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Sophie’s Diary – December 7, 2017

Lööf Foundation continues to support the Elmhurst Yorkfield Food pantry, outside of Chicago, USA. On Dec 7, we were very happy to return to Elmhurst Yorkfield Food Pantry to follow up and continue our support!…
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Give the gift that counts this season!

What better way to pass along the gift of giving, by giving a Christmas donation in the name of your loved one to us here at Lööf Foundation. All Christmas gifts will aid us in…
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Lööf Foundation in MariestadsTidningen

Today the Swedish newspaper MariestadsTidningen has written about the 50th birthday gift we finally had the great pleasure of handing over to Martin Lundstedt! Martin Lundstedt is the board director of the family business Partex…
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Martin Lundstedt’s technical workshop, November 2017

Today we had the great pleasure of finally presenting Martin Lundstedt with his 50th birthday present which we had given him earlier this year. The tehcnical workshop is at the school in Ratankot, Nepal and is now…
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Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 15, 2017

Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 15, 2017, Morgan: This morning was quite sad as we headed back to Kathmandu today. The goodbye was not as emotional as I was expecting. Only samjhana, Sunita and…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 13, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – November 13, 2017 This morning we went to the school to see the wood working teacher teach a class to the grade eight students. It was so great to see all of…
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Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 12, 2017

Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 12, 2017: MARTIN LUNSTEDT’S TECHNICAL WORKSHOP INAUGURATION DAY Morgan: This morning I was up early at 6:00, as I couldn’t sleep from excitement for today. Home of Hope was…
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Niklas and Morgan’s Diary – November 11, 2017

Niklas and Morgan’s Diary – November 11, 2017: Niklas: Last night was pure happiness watching the Home of Hope family break out in dance. To see the youngest child to the oldest, showing their well-practiced…
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Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 6, 2017

Morgan and Niklas's Diary - November 6, 2017 Morgan: Last evening I handed out a few sponsorship letters to the children who were all very excited! Salina was so happy to receive her sponsor Stina…
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Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 3, 2017

Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 3, 2017, Morgan: Today was another shopping day in Kathmandu. We started by gathering different types of fabric and material for the sewing portion of the technical workshop. We…
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Niklas and Morgan’s Diary – November 2, 2017

Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 2, 2017, Niklas Bergman: I am 25 years old and from Gothenburg, Sweden and am a film-maker and photographer. I first started photography when I was 12 years old,…
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Morgan and Niklas’s Diary – November 1, 2017

Morgan and Niklas’s Diary - November 1, 2017 We have finally made it to Kathmandu, Nepal, Niklas Bergman being a film-maker and photographer from Gothenburg, Sweden and me Morgan from the Lööf Foundation. All of…
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Morgan’s Diary – October 20, 2017

Morgan’s Diary - October 20, 2017, Lööf Foundation had the great pleasure of attending Project Playground’s charity gala hosted by Her Royal Highness Princess Sofia and His Royal Highness Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden. The…
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Read our new newsletter!

Four new children have moved into Home of Hope, read all about them and the day they moved in! See the chicken house we built at Home of Hope, plus take a look at our…
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Morgan’s Diary – October 1, 2017

Morgan’s diary – October 1, 2017, The Razkals football teams in Mohon, Phillipines were first created in 2009 by Andy Apostol and his high school friends Ronan and Rhosner. There is a boys Razcal team…
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Please meet our new Home of Hope children!

With a thorough decision-making process made by the Lööf Foundation board in cooperation with the Home of Hope board in Nepal, it was decided that we would accept four new children out of 14 applications,…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 22, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – July 22, 2017, I started the morning by doing a fence check. It was so beautiful to walk alongside the lions in their enclosures with a beautiful view of South Africa. Everything…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 21, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – July 21, 2017 We were up and ready to help do the fence check with the British volunteers when we met Andi who was headed up to check on Natacha. I went…
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Morgan’s Diary – July 21, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – July 21, 2017, Last summer we had the great fortune of donating clothes at a communal living area in Gullspång for people who have sought refuge here in Sweden. During our visit,…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 20, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – July 20, 2017, This morning we walked with two British volunteers along all of the enclosures to do a fence check and check on the lions. We saw Mela and she looked…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 19, 2017

Today was a very exciting day at Love Lions Alive Sanctuary. A veterinarian Peter Caldwell from Old Chapel Vet Clinic in Pretoria South Africa came to the sanctuary to spayed two lions. He originally studied…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 18, 2017

Today is Nelson Mandela Day! We celebrated today to honor the late Nelson Mandela who was the first Democratically elected president of a Free South Africa and fought for social justice for 67 years. We…
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Home of Hope chicken house update

The chicken house that Monica Hellström and Morgan Young helped to build at Home of Hope in Nepal during this past May is working great! Now with a total of 22 chickens, the chicken house…
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Lööf Foundation on the show Lion Queen

Watch here for scenes from the season finale of Lion Queen that aired last night on Animal Planet!! We are so happy and proud to continue to contribute to Andi's ongoing work at the Love…
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Watch us on The Lion Queen next Thursday!

Get the chance to see Lööf Foundation's contribution to the Love Lions Alive Sanctuary on the season finale of The Lion Queen by tuning in next Thursday night on Animal Planet!! Check your local TV…
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Raising Lööf Foundation flag – June 21, 2017

Today we raised the Lööf Foundation flag at our base in Gullspång, Sweden. By having our base here, we are able to contribute and help with many projects both locally and globally. This flag symbolizes…
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Update on Folweni High school – June 13, 2017

We are on a three-year journey with Star for Life at Folweni High school in Durban, South Africa. Star for Life is a non-profit organization that provides programs to young people. These programs are aimed…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 28, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 28, 2017 We got up early this morning to check that the plumber was coming to work on the solar panel. It was decided that the stone area where…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 27, 2017

Monica and Morgan’s Diary – May 27, 2017 We are feeling very sad that this will be our last post from Home of Hope, here in the beautiful mountains. This morning started out very early…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 26, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 26, 2017 THE CHICKEN HOUSE IS BUILT!!! We moved in 15 baby chickens, five hens and two roosters into the chicken house and it feels so great to see…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 25, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 25, 2017, This morning we went to school with all of the children. We packed our backpacks with pencils for all school children and notebooks that she bought with…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 24, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 24, 2017 First thing this morning, we went together with Shyam to his parents’ house to interview an applicant who wants to live at Home of Hope. It was…
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Monica and Morgan’s Diary – May 21, 2017

Monica and Morgan’s Diary – May 21, 2017, Monica: Shree and I headed for the school at Upper Ratankot. It is a smaller village that is a 45-minute walk up from Home of Hope further…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 20, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 20, 2017, What a day we have had! We are both sitting on the porch of Home of Hope, at midnight, listening to a pigeon, the crickets, birds off…
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Morgan’s Diary – May 19, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – May 19, 2017, This morning some of the children helped Shyam and I to plane and level the area where we will build the chicken house. It went much quicker than I…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 18, 2017

Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 18, 2017, We started the day off by visiting the new school in Ratankot. It was the first time Monica was seeing the school since last September, when there…
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Morgan’s Diary – May 17, 2017

Today we leave Kathmandu and drive the long drive to Home of Hope in Ratankot! I'm so happy to have Babaram as our wonderful driver again, who I know will get us to Ratankot safe…
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Monica’s Diary – May 16, 2017

Monica's Diary - May 16, 2017 Today was a busy but successful day! Even though things don't always go as planned, everything seemed to work out. It took a longer time than planned, but we…
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Morgan’s Diary – May 15, 2017

Morgan's Diary - May 15, 2017, I fell asleep to the sound of monks chanting last night and slept so well, other than being woken up by a thunder and lightening storm. It looked as…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 14, 2017

Morgan and Monica's Diary - May 14, 2017, There were so many big, fluffy white clouds as we approached Kathmandu that our plane had to circle many times before we could land. Our pilot could…
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Morgan and Monica’s Diary – May 13, 2017

Morgan and Monica's Diary - May 13, 2017, We are both so excited to be reunited and traveling back to Home of Hope together again! We are currently at Arlanda airport and have boarded our…
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Sophie’s Diary – May 5, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – May 5, 2017 I had such a wonderful time donating and helping at Tafel Kirchheim today together with the Partex Germany team. Tafel is an organization under the Red Cross in Germany.…
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Home of Hope celebrates 1 year!

Today marks the one year anniversary of Home of Hope in Nepal. One year ago, 12 children moved into Home of Hope. Excited and nervous for the unknown. We helped to give them their first…
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Morgan’s Diary – April 28, 2017

Morgan's Diary - April 28, 2017 Today I had the great pleasure of visiting Henrik, a Partex employee, at his home. During my next trip to Nepal in May I will be helping to build…
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Lööf Foundation genom åren

Här är en film om Lööf Foundation arbete genom åren. Hoppas att ni uppskattar det ni ser och hör av er om ni vill vara med och bidra på något sätt eller om ni vill…
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Home of Hope sponsorship program film

Our newest film from handing out our Home of Hope sponsors letter and photos to all the children during our 9th trip to Nepal in February 2017. A big thank you to all of our…
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Lööf Foundation’s 3rd Birthday!

Today is our 3rd Birthday!! We celebrated with a delicious Lööf Foundation cake on this special day! We feel so very happy and proud to be able to continue our work around the world helping…
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Summary 2016

Management Report Lööf Foundation 2016 Lööf Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit foundation that aims to contribute to other people’s development and well-being, both locally and globally. It seeks to promote the care and education of…
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International Women’s Day, March 8, 2017

Today is International Women's Day! We would like to celebrate this very special person who is the first girl at Folweni High school to become the president of the student council. We feel very proud…
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Sophie’s Diary – February 28, 2017

Sophie’s Diary – February 28, 2017 I joined together with Judith Stewart who is the owner of Cuthbert & Stewart Ltd to donate to the Helping Hands of Devonport Organization. They provide the homeless of…
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Kaylee and Morgan’s Diary – February 16, 2017

Kaylee and Morgan’s Diary – February 16, 2017 Kaylee: Today was bittersweet as we walked the children to school for the last time. We stayed for a few minutes to watch their morning routines and…
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Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 15, 2017

Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 15, 2017 Morgan: This morning I gave Shyam another computer lesson. I had previously given him one during September however, I wanted to make sure he felt confident using…
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Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 14, 2017

Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 14, 2017 Morgan: This morning we worked on the greenhouse quite early. We cut off all the edges of bamboo and wood that was sharp and could cut through…
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Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 13, 2017

Morgan and Kaylee’s Diary – February 13, 2017 This morning Kaylee and I woke up with head colds, so we weren’t feeling our best. We helped the children with their homework before breakfast and spoke…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 12, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – February 12, 2017 This morning Kaylee, Shyam and I walked all the children to school as I wanted to get school reports for all children and talk with their teachers. It became…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 9, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – February 9, 2017 Today has been a very long and productive day! Kaylee and I started the day by going to the school to have a meeting with the headmaster and Shyam…
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Morgans Diary – February 7, 2017

Morgans Diary - February 7, 2017 This morning Kaylee and I woke up thinking we would walk our Home of Hope kids to school, however, Shyam told us today would be the best day to…
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Kaylee’s Diary – February 6, 2017

Kaylee's Diary - February 6, 2017 Today we slept a little later because we were both exhausted from last night's dancing and festivities. Morgan has a bit of a cold but she is really hanging…
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Morgan’s Diary – February 4, 2017

Morgan’s Diary – February 4, 2017 Kaylee and I woke up feeling rested this morning which was well needed as we were very tired last night. We got ready this morning and then met Shyam…
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Kaylee’s Diary – February 3, 2017

Kaylee's Diary - February 3, 2017 Morgan and I arrived safely in Kathmandu shortly before lunchtime today. It was a lot warmer than I had anticipated, but no complaints here! We made outlet way to…
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Lööf Foundation through the years

Want to see what we have done throughout the years! Take a look at our video we have made about all the projects we have engaged in!! We are so proud of all that we…
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Kaylee & Morgan’s Diary – February 2, 2017

Kaylee and Morgan's Diary - February 2, 2017 Kaylee Flood: I am a 24 year old Canadian living and studying social work in Sweden and working as a social secretary. My goal is to spread…
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Sophie’s Diary – January 3, 2017

When we woke up today it was raining and only 13 degrees. A bit of a difference from 38 degrees when we arrived here a couple of days ago. Work started for Johan, Stuart and…
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Sophie’s Diary – Janaury 3, 2017

Today the Lööf Foundation team has been able help quite a lot at Love Lions Alive sanctuary! We have assisted in building a bigger water pool in Carl’s enclosure. He loves to play in the…
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Sophie’s Diary – January 2, 2017

Lööf Foundation team is off on a mission trip to Love Lions Alive Sanctuary where we are going to help out with the lions as much we can. Today it is 36 degrees! Sophie Lööf…
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Sophie’s Diary – December 29, 2016

Lööf Foundation is sponsoring Ms Anele Nosipho Ngcobo with her university studies. Anele is the daughter of one of Partex Haley employees Linos since 30 years. Today my daughter Stella and I went home to…
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Morgan’s Diary – December 1, 2016

Morgan's Diary - December 1, 2016 Today was a little bittersweet for me as it was my last day doing work here, as tomorrow I will be packing and preparing for my trip back to…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 30, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 30, 2016 What it's like to work at the Love Lions Alive Sanctuary: I have now spent almost two weeks working at the Love Lions Alive Sanctuary and I have had…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 28, 2016

Morgan’s Diary - November 28, 2016 This morning I said goodbye to Zoi who is part of an organzation TIA (This is Africa) as she is headed to Namibia. She had been here for a…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 27, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 27, 2016 We took the day fairly easy today as it is Sunday. I got up a bit later than normal and made a big breakfast for everyone! It was very…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 24, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 24, 2016 I was so fortunate to experience so many new things today. My morning started early as there was a cow that had been struck by lightening yesterday. Andi was…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 23, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 23, 2016 Today was so great because it felt like we got so much done. We finished cleaning out the enclosures that the lions will be moving into tomorrow of old…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 22, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 22, 2016 Line, Tale, Martin and I helped the workers this morning to unload the big water tanks and pipes that will be set up at the top of the enclosures,…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 20, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 20, 2016 I got up early this morning to do a fence check with Martin. We went along the outside of the fences with this remote to check the electricity. You…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 19, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 19, 2016 I slept so well last night and I think it's because I spend my whole day outside in nature. Line, Tale, Martin and I started our day by getting…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 18, 2016

Morgan’s Diary – November 18, 2016 I slept great last night after my travels and excitement of arriving here at the Love Lions Alive Sanctuary. I was up early this morning to help Line and…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 17, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 17, 2016: I have finally touched down and made it to South Africa earlier this morning! Line from Norway came to pick me up and we had around a three hour…
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Morgan’s Diary – November 16, 2016

Morgan's Diary - November 16, 2016: I am now at Arlanda about to head out on my flight to South Africa! Words cannot even begin to describe the amount of excitement, wonder, and eagerness I…
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Video from Lööf Foundation’s 8th trip to Nepal!

Lööf Foundation had such a great time during our 8th trip to Nepal where we visited all of the children at Home of Hope. Lööf Foundation representative Monica Hellström, a nurse and midwife from Sweden…
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Morgan’s Diary – September 22, 2016

Morgan's Diary - September 22, 2016, It was a sad morning as Monica was leaving Home of Hope to head back to Kathmandu. The children were quite upset as they've really grown close to her…
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Monica and Morgan’s Diary – September 19, 2016

Monica and Morgan's Diary - September 19, 2016, Monica: This morning started out with some disappointments, such as not being able to go to the upper Ratankot school and do the health check because it…
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Monica’s Diary – September 16, 2016

Monica's Diary - September 16, 2016, Morgan and I are sitting out on the porch with the rain pouring down and watching thunder and lightning. We just said goodnight to all the children, it took…
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Morgan’s Diary – September 15, 2016

Morgan's Diary - September 15, 2016, Monica and I woke up early and said good morning to each child. Everyone ate and then monica and I helped do their hair and get ready for school.…
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Morgan’s Diary – September 14, 2016

Morgan's Diary - September 14, 2016 We left in the morning for Ratankot and got stuck in the mud along the drive about 4 times as it's been so rainy. We had to walk the…
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Morgan’s Diary – September 13, 2016

Morgan’s Diary – September 13, 2016, This morning I woke up and was quite tired as I had gone to bed late and yesterday was quite tiring as we had done so much shopping. I…
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Monica’s Diary – September 12, 2016

Monica’s Diary - September 12, 2016, I would like to start today’s blog post by first introducing myself a little more. I am Monica Hellström who works as a midwife and specialized nurse in Gnosjö…
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Monica’s Diary – September 11, 2016

Monica's Diary - September 11, 2016 Finally we have landed in Kathmandu after a good and long flight. As we were landing in Kathmandu we had the best view of the mountains around Kathmandu. It…
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Morgan’s Diary – September 10, 2016

Morgan's Diary - September 10, 2016 I am currently at Arlanda airport with Monica Hellström who is a specialized nurse and midwife. We are waiting for our flight to Nepal! There were many preparations and…
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Morgan’s Diary – July 28, 2016

Morgan’s Diary – July 28, 2016 On Wednesday I had the pleasure of going back to the communal living area in Gullspång for people that are new to Sweden. Lööf Foundation wanted to donate four…
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Johan’s Diary – July 20, 2016

Johan’s Diary – July 20, 2016 Last night we stayed with a good friend of ours Thandiwe Mazibuko who lives and works in South Africa as the Music Director of Star for Life. We had the…
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Johan’s Diary – July 18, 2016

Johan’s Diary – July 18, 2016 Today Sophie and I had the privilege of following our friend Glenda that we’re staying with to “Ikhaya Lo Thanda” which means “Home of Love”. A group called 1000…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 17, 2016

Sophie’s Diary - July 17, 2016: I got up at 8:00am this morning. It was foggy today and the mountain was in the clouds. It was chilly to eat breakfast outside this morning, as there…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 16, 2016

Sophie’s Diary – July 16, 2016 After breakfast I went into Harrismith with Andi and her son Rowan who had just arrived from the Cape area. Andi had to pick up a few items in…
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Johan’s Diary – July 15, 2016

Johan’s Diary – July 15, 2016 I got up fairly early this morning, before 8:00am. I went outside and had breakfast in the sun, where it was quite windy but nice. After breakfast I went…
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Morgan’s Diary – July 14, 2016

Morgan’s Diary – July 14, 2016 Yesterday I had the pleasure of going to a communal living area in Gullspång for people that are new to Sweden. I took three large bags filled with kids…
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Johan’s Diary – July 13, 2016

Johan’s Diary – July 13, 2016 Today Sophie and I together with Andi's daughter Taiga went to buy food in Harrismith for the inauguration of the Lööf Foundation Lion Lagoon enclosure tomorrow. We purchased two…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 12, 2016

Sophie’s Diary – July 12, 2016 I woke up this morning and met Andi in the kitchen. She was feeling ill with a fever, so I made her breakfast and gave her medicine, hoping that…
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Sophie’s Diary – July 11, 2016

Sophie’s Diary – July 11, 2016 This morning I woke up in the guesthouse on the farm. It was quite cold so I slept in a sleeping bag with a duvet and blanket on top.…
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Johan’s Diary – July 10, 2016

Johan’s Diary - July 10, 2016 I woke up today in Durban, South Africa. It was a cold winter day for the people in Durban, but for us it felt like a nice summer day.…
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Home of Hope update – July 4, 2016

Lööf Foundation has received updates about the children at Home of Hope. All of them have adjusted to their new home very well. They are all eating and sleeping well! They consider themselves as one…
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Lööf Foundation Lion Lagoon enclosure completed!

Lööf Foundation is happy to announce that the Lööf Foundation Lion Lagoon enclosure at the Love Lions Alive Project on Appin Farm in South Africa is now complete! This beautiful and spacious enclosure will be…
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Lööf Foundation’s 7th trip to Nepal, April-May 2016

Here is the video from our 7th trip to Nepal during April-May 2016, to celebrate the inauguration of Home of Hope. Sophie Lööf, Chairman and Founder of Lööf Foundation, representative Johan Magnusson, and representative Morgan…
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Morgan’s Diary- May 1, 2016

Morgan’s Diary- May 1, 2016 All eight of the girl’s beds were filled, so Thandiwe and I slept in the boys room. I came into the room after everyone had fallen asleep, and could see…
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Morgan’s Diary- April 30, 2016

Morgan's Diary- April 30, 2016: Today is the big day! Finally, it’s the day of the inauguration for Home of Hope! I couldn’t be more thrilled! We have bought so many party hats, small horns,…
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Home of Hope is complete!

Lööf Foundation is pleased to announce that Home of Hope is complete! All 12 children are moved in now! We celebrated on Saturday, April 30, 2016 with the whole village of Ratankot, Founder and Chairman…
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Johan´s Diary- April 28, 2016

Johan’s Diary - April 28, 2016 I woke up this morning at 8 o’clock by the alarm and I slept well. Today is the third day in Nepal. I feel very grateful and happy being…
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Sophie’s Diary- April 27, 2016

Sophie’s Diary - April 27, 2016 I woke up this morning at 9 o’clock, and today is the second day in Nepal. I feel very grateful and happy being back here, since it was two…
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Morgan’s Diary- April 26, 2016

I wake to the sounds of dogs barking very loudly, for quite a while. Still somewhat asleep, and can hear drums being played somewhere in the Monastery, along with chanting in the distance. It sounds…
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Morgan’s Diary- April 25, 2016

I would like to introduce myself a little by first saying my name is Morgan Young. I am from a small town called Bridgewater in Nova Scotia, Canada. I took my education of an applied…
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Mary Ann Evans Hospice Bookshop

On April 11, I traveled to visit Partex UK. During my time there, I found this fantastic bookshop in Coleshill England called Mary Ann Evans Hospice bookshop. At this bookshop, people donate their used books,…
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Rebuilding progress of Home of Hope in Nepal

March 26, 2016: We are so pleased and grateful for all of the hard work going on in Nepal, and large amount of progress being made on rebuilding Home of Hope. We cannot wait until…
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Simon’s Diary- March 11, 2016

  Today’s diary is made by Partex employee Simon Hooper that was chosen to be ambassador from Partex UK. March 11, 2016: Today is the last day of the tour. We all checked out of…
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Simon’s Diary- March 10, 2016

Today’s diary is made by Partex employee Simon Hooper that was chosen to be ambassador from Partex UK. March 10, 2016: Before I start, a little about myself: I work for the Partex AB daughter…
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Johan’s Diary- March 9, 2016

March 9, 2016: Today I gave a talk at Klarälvdalens Folkhögskola in Sunne, Sweden today. I spoke about what the Lööf Foundation is and the philanthropic work we do locally and globally. There were lots…
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Ronja’s Diary- March 8, 2016

Today's diary is made by Partex employee Ronja that was chosen to be ambassador from Partex Sweden. Diary by Ronja Lundquist, 27 years old, management assistant at Partex Marking Systems AB. March 8, 2016, 9:00…
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Sophie’s Diary, Part 2- March 5, 2016

Sophie’s Diary March 5, Part 2: I started my day this morning at 9:00 from the Hilton Hotel in Durban. We had a lovely lady who was our tour guide for the day and she…
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Sophie’s Diary, Part 1- March 5, 2016

Sophie’s Diary 5 March, Part 1. I am now on my way to the farm Appin in Swinburne, Free State, South Africa. I will be meeting Andi Rive who runs the Love Lions Alive Project!…
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Summary 2015

Management Report Lööf Foundation 2015 Lööf Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit foundation that aims to contribute to other people's development and well-being, both locally and globally. It seeks to promote the care and education of…
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Future family members of Home of Hope!

Shyam Kumar Lama Please meet Shyam Kumar Lama! He turns 31 this year and is married to Asha who turns 30 this year. Shyam and Asha will be the housefather and mother to our Home…
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Johan’s Diary – February 19th, 2016

I wake up just before seven, as usual. I slept well, and went to sleep happy and satisfied! I feel very proud that with the assistance of the Dutch students and the Nepalese construction workers,…
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Rafters are up as of February 17th, 2016

Very proud of the construction workers who finally got the rafters up today, as this was the main goal Johan wanted to achieve before leaving Nepal! Yesterday Shyam purchased 70kg worth of seeds to be…
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Johan’s Diary- February 17th, 2016

I wake up at 6:30 and slept really well because I had earplugs in since there was a wedding party last night not far from my tent. I get up and do my usual morning…
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February 15, 2016: Rebars

The workers are putting rebars in to create reinforced concrete walls for Home of Hope. This will make the walls more sturdy during any future earthquakes. [video width="640" height="368" mp4="http://looffoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/rebarring-feb-15.mp4"][/video]
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Johan’s Diary- February 13th, 2016

It’s Saturday morning, and I slept pretty well other than having many thoughts and ideas going through my head. I’m looking forward to today's distribution of sweaters, shoes and socks, and I hope all the…
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Johan’s Diary- February 12th, 2016

I woke up as usual at 6:30, feeling well rested and excited for what the day will result in. For breakfast I have noodles with three eggs made over my fire, today it is strikingly…
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Johan’s Diary- February 10th, 2016

I wake up at 8:30 and slept really well last night. I watched a movie I had with me on my computer last night, it felt luxurious and was nice to relax too. The last…
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Johan’s Diary- February 8th, 2016

I slept really badly last night because there were lots of noises from chasing away the jackals and a dog that didn’t stop barking. It did not help that it started to rain at 3:00am.…
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Johan’s Diary – February 5th, 2016

I woke up at 7:00, feeling refreshed after a good night's sleep. It’s just starting to get light outside. I get up and do my usual morning chores. I make porridge with apple and coffee…
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Shoes/sweaters for children in Ratankot

The Lööf Foundation has received EUR 2940, which was raised to provide warm sweaters for the children in Ratankot and rice to village families!! Thank you so much to everyone who made this possible!!! This…
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Give a child in Nepal a sweater!!

Many children in the village Ratankot, Nepal do not have proper clothing for winter. Lööf Foundation has already distributed sweaters and hats to the children of Ratankot but unfortunately it wasn't enough for everyone. There…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 30TH OF JANUARY 2016

2:30 I wake up from some strange dream, which is unlike me and I find it a little difficult to fall back asleep. 6:45 I wake up, as the sun starts to rise and I…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 29TH OF JANUARY 2016

7:00 I wake up and slept really well last night. It’s a very beautiful morning today; I start my fire, and get water to boil for breakfast and coffee. While the water heats (I always…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 28TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary- 28th of January 2016 7:15 I wake up by myself, and life starts to become more active outside. I lay and doze off for a few minutes. It feels cold today so it…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 27TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan's diary – 27th of January 2016 07:15 I wake up feeling refreshed, and can hear animals and people beginning to come to life. I slept well last night, as my body and mind are…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 26TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary – 26th of January 2016 8:00 I wake up to my alarm, and doze off a little. Looking out and the sun rising up over the mountains, very beautiful sight! Starting to cook…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 25TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary – 25th of January 2016 6:30 I wake up to some noises outside, and it is beginning to become normal, so I go back to sleep. 7:30 I wake up by myself, and…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 24TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary- 24th of January 2016 7:30 I wake up to my alarm. Slept really well last night, and did some small improvements in the tent that seemed to work as I intended. Again it…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 23RD OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary - 23rd of January 2016 6:30 I wake up this morning and it is much quieter at this campsite than where I had the tent before, so I go back to sleep. 8:30…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 22ND OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary – 22nd of January 2016 07:00 Woke up to the clock, and slept really well last night. When the internet starts working I start with uploading yesterday's blog onto Lööf Foundation’s website while…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 21ST OF JANUARY 2016

Johan’s Diary, Thursday 21/1 2016 6:00 I wake up to the monks' drums but quickly fall back asleep. 8:00 I wake up the clock but decide to go back to sleep, since I was up…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 20TH OF JANUARY 2016

Johan's diary Wednesday 20/1 2016 It’s about 6:00am, and the monk’s drums wake me up. It’s approximately 1:30 Swedish time so I easily fall back asleep. 7:45 The drums wake me up again, and I…
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JOHAN’S DIARY – 19TH OF JANUARY 2016

Tuesday 19/1 2016 I am now on the ground in Nepal again! My journey started yesterday afternoon with a train ride together with Sophie Lööf to Stockholm and the Arlanda airport for me. My first…
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Traveling to Nepal again next week!

On January 18, I travel to Nepal again. I am currently preparing myself with purchases of food, fuel, medicines, etc., and going through the equipment. I will pack warm clothes this time as it is…
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Buy bracelets to support ‘Home of Hope’

Now you can buy 'Home of Hope' bracelets to support the re-building of our family home for orphans up in the mountains of Nepal. They cost SEK 100:- / EUR 10 per pcs. Please write…
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Christmas price

Now we have a special Christmas price of our book at our webshop! SEK 199:- / EUR 21, a great gift when you would like to wish your loved ones a happy holiday season. All profits…
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Sophie spoke at Sigma Smart Women Society

I was invited to a great business women network called the Sigma smart women society in Gothenburg. 200 women got together to listen to story about how the Lööf Foundation started and the work that we…
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Sophie is on her way to Stockholm

On Monday this week I took the train to Stockholm to meet Ms Jenny Alexandersson, journalist at the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. She was ever so nice and we had a good chat for about 2…
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Gala movie

Now there is the very successful and popular charity gala to see on youtube! Click here
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Home of Hope budget

Now we have received confirmation from Nepal that our schedule and budget of about 250 kkr for the rebuilding of the family home will be held, and staffed in November. This time, we are building…
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Give the gift that gives back this season!

With the purchase of our book, ’Dreams of an Orphanage’, not only will you have a great Christmas gift this season, but you will also be bringing hope to those less fortunate. ’Dreams of an…
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Johan’s diary – 18th of September

7:45 I wake up to the clock, and slept well last night, however I awoke a few times in the morning because of the flights, but then went back to sleep. Today I am having…
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Johan’s diary – 17th of September

7:45 I wake up to the clock, I woke up a few times before my alarm went off this morning because there weer flights taking off at low altitude over the hostel and then there…
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Johan’s diary – 16th of September

6:00 I wake up to the hustle, and bustle of a low-flying aircraft, but I fall back asleep.  7:15 I wake up to the clock. I slept well but not so great the last hour,…
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Johan’s diary – 15th of September

7:10 I wake up rested, and slept really well. I think the past two nights I slept so poorly because of my back. For breakfast I had porridge with fruit and coffee. I skim through…
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Johan’s diary – 14th of September

6:15 I wake up to the clock, slept about as bad as anyone could last night, because there were even stronger rainfall periods and I have such a sore back. For breakfast, guess what;) rice…
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Johan’s diary – 13th of September

7:15 I wake up, and have not slept much because of the thunder and rain, combined with back pain since the bumpy journey in the bad seats and a sore buttock from my little somersault…
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Johan’s diary – 12th of September

7:00 The clock wakes me, and I fix my breakfast consisting of rice porridge with raspberries and coffee. I pack my things for the trip out to Ratankot in the meantime. 8:15 The car (Toyota…
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Support to Furagin school/family home Moscow, Russia

Today Lööf Foundation have been to visit and support Furagin school/family home approximately 1.5 hours outside of Moscow. There are 120 children with special needs living there. They are 7-19 years of age. Many of…
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Johan’s diary – 11th of September

8:00 I woke up earlier this morning to the sound of, light and heat. For breakfast today I am having some form of semolina porridge with fruit pieces, quite ok. 8:45 Going off to the…
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Johan’s diary – 10th of September

8:30 wake up to the heat and all the ambient sound, lots of activity at the blacksmiths, monks, low-flying propeller planes, dogs, traffic etc. I do not feel immediately refreshed, the clock's pretty early in…
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Johan’s diary – 7-9th of September

The first day's diary from Nepal, traveling 5th Monday, 07/09 14:50 Then it's off, in the taxi to Töreboda and then the train to Arlanda 19:19 In Arlanda I converged with Sophie at the hotel…
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Gala dinner!

Today we have been working very hard to get the invitation out for our charity event on Oct 2nd in Mariestad, Sweden. My daughter Stella, my father TorBjörn and my fiancée have putting many invitations…
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Johan’s diary – 27th of May

6:30 I wake up and I didn’t need an alarm clock today. I have slept little restlessly though because there was an aftershock late last night and since then there has been thunder, rain and…
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Johan’s diary – 26th of May

7:00 I wake up to the bell ringing and I slept very well last night. How nice it was to sleep in a bed. Normally, I find the beds here at the monastery are quite…
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Johan’s diary – 25th of May

5:30 I wake up from all the sounds around me, lively discussions, pot clatter, roosters, water buffalos and children screaming while the sun makes a beautiful entrance from the Himalayas, so stunning! 5:45 I make…
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Johan’s diary – 24th of May

5:10 I wake up while people start making breakfast and talking to each other. It’s all beginning to get light outside. I fall asleep again for some time. 5:45 I wake up again, I slept…
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Johan’s diary – 23rd of May

5:20 I wake up from rattling pots, I fall asleep again but I wake up again from various other sounds. 6:00 I fix breakfast and today it’s Saturday so it will be aluxury breakfast! I…
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Johan’s diary – 22nd of May

6:00 I wake from various sounds around me, there are goats bleating and water buffaloes grunting and a lot of pans clattering, and the children and adults are talking. I feel rested today! I get…
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Johan’s diary – 21st of May

6:00 awakened by the alarm clock. I slept well even though it rained heavily last night. I’ll probably start getting a little used to the life here. It’s a lot nicer now as dust was…
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Johan’s diary – 20th of May

5:50 I wake up before the bell rings. It has been rain and thunderstorms during the night so I do not feel completely rested. The tent was fortunately waterproof. I make breakfast, porridge with apple…
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Johan’s diary – 19th of May

6:00 I awake from the alarm clock and I am a little tired. First there was the traffic in the village during the night with aid shipments of rice from the government. Then there was…
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Johan’s diary – 18th of May

6:00 I am awakened by the alarm clock, the sun rises and I hear Nepalese music from a radio playing somewhere nearby. The water buffaloes grunt, the chickens are eating their corn breakfast beside me…
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Johan’s diary – 17th of May

5:50 I wake up and I have the usual breakfast that consists of freeze-dried rice pudding with strawberries. I drink my coffee and lime juice! 6:20 A talkative man comes by and he tells me…
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Johan’s diary – 16th of May

Overloaded truck! This picture was taken this morning when we filled the truck with all the materials we bought for the villagers of Ratankot here in Nepal! You can here see all material that we…
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Johan’s diary – 15th of May

Today’s purchases 70 fleece blankets were bought to the young children and 70 pieces of good quality tarpaulin to build tents out of for all the families with small children. Lots of medication was bought…
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Johan’s diary – 14th of May

5:50 I woke up but I didn’t sleep so well as it was very hot in my tent. The water buffalo who had moved in next to me has been very lonely and unhappy. I…
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Johan’s diary – 13th of May

6:00 I woke up as the sun comes out and everyone seems to be waking up. I am now starting to cook my breakfast, today there will be freeze-dried rice pudding with raspberries. 6:20 Shyam…
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Travel diary from Johan Magnusson 9-11th of May

Travel diary from Johan Magnusson, Loof Foundation Representative in order to help earthquake affected orphan children in Nepal Sat May 9 16:17 I’m leaving a sunny Mariestad by bus towards Skövde, my son Martin drove…
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Lööf Foundation supports Food pantry in Chicago area

Lööf Foundation has supported Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food pantry in the Chicago suburbs. In conjunction with Partex USA’s new office inauguration, me and our office manager Barbara Susmilch helped there and it was a life memory experience.…
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Lööf Foundation have been receiving SEK 89 433

Lööf Foundation have been receiving SEK 89 433 to  the re-building of our family home “Home of Hope” ! Thanks to all generous contributions we have been receiving, we are now able to send a representative…
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Travel memories by Stella

Stella is Sophie’s daughter and 4th generation of the Lööf family. Sweden – South Africa 2015 Sunday, February 8 The flight to Dubai took us six hours and twentyfive minutes, all went well and there…
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The first drawings of the Home of Hope

We have finally received the first drawings at our family home. It will be on two floors with a terrace on the upper floor and the roof terrace on the ground floor.   Children will…
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Governor visits Partex and Loof Foundation

Wednesday 28 May was a special day for us as Governor Lars Bäckström visited us together with municipal and mayors. The governor said this about our efforts: “It is breathtaking, what efforts you are doing –…
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Journey to Ratankot

In late April, I and my partner Johan went to Nepal. We would be present during the ceremony for the start of the work for the construction of our family home in the village Ratankot,…
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Time for the first sod for Home of Hope

Now it is not far from the trip to Nepal. Then we take the first sod for the Home of Hope Foundation orphan children. The plane takes off from Sweden Easter Monday. We are two…
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