Home of Hope is one of the Lööf Foundation projects abroad. It is the name of a family home the foundation built for orphans in Nepal. However the powerful earthquakes that hit the country in May of 2015 destroyed it. The Lööf Foundation has rebuilt it, and currently 12 children live there, and now have a new home and good care.

Home of Hope is thriving!

The inauguration of Home of Hope was held on April 30, 2016. On April 24, Sophie Lööf, Johan Magnusson, and volunteer Morgan Young traveled to Nepal to hold the inauguration of Home of Hope. They arrived in Ratankot on April 28, and brought 7 suitcases full of donated toys, clothes, pens, and books with them. As well, many more items were purchased in Kathmandu, such as food, soaps, toothbrushes, toothpaste, sanitary pads, shampoo, conditioner, antibacterial creams, bandages, and much more for the children! Thandiwe Mazibuko who lives and works in South Africa as the Music Director for Star for Life joined the Lööf Foundation team as a volunteer. She sang at the tent school in the village, and taught the core values of Star for Life. As well, she held a workshop with the Home of Hope children, teaching them the colours of the Star for Life star, and how to achieve their dreams. A Swedish group of people including Christina Ward who has been following our project since the start, joined Lööf Foundation for the inauguration!

The day started by handing out many party bags filled with a party hat, a small horn and candy to all of the children. The whole village of Ratankot was present for this wonderful day. Sophie and Johan first cut the Swedish ribbon to the home. Then they cut the ribbon to the entrance of Home of Hope. Geshe Pema Dorjee Lama and another monk blessed the home with prayers. The party started with local village dancers that performed a welcome dance to our Home of Hope children singing a Nepali song. Next, many speeches were made by Karma Lama, Sophie, Johan, Geshe Pema Dorjee Lama, and Christina. The village children who danced made even more performances in traditional Nepali clothing. The Home of Hope children performed a beautiful Nepali song and dance. As well, they performed a South African folk-song called Shosholoza. Thandiwe finished off the day by singing the beautiful song “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. After all the celebrations, the entire village was welcomed to lunch provided by Lööf Foundation. A total of 800 eggs were boiled for the buffet style lunch. Lentil stew was served, along with other traditional Nepali dishes. The day was filled with so much happiness and joy from the villagers, but especially by the children of Home of Hope, as they were all moved in!

Please meet our Home of Hope children!

Our Home of Hope alumni!

Sponsorship Program

We feel it is important for the Home of Hope children to grow up having someone in the world that loves and cares about them.This is why we have launched our sponsorship program in January 2017. We personally matched our sponsor applicants to a Home of Hope child. Many sponsors are coming from Canada, Sweden, Partex UK, Partex France, Partex India, Partex Sweden, Partex Poland and Partex Germany. The sponsors cover part of the cost for housing, food, clothing, medical care and school fees for their sponsor child. Throughout the sponsorship program, our Foundation representatives will continuously travel to Nepal allowing them to exchange any letters or photos from the sponsor or Home of Hope children. Our sponsors will be updated after each trip about their sponsor child. Our sponsorship program will allow sponsors to create a relationship with their Home of Hope child and create a positive impact on the Home of Hope children!

Volunteer Program

At the moment we are looking for a doctor/psychologist, or a teacher/student who teaches/studies in these subjects who would be interested in joining Lööf Foundation on our travel to Home of Hope in Autumn 2016. During this trip, you would stay in Nepal for two weeks, and participate in volunteer work. All personal costs associated with the volunteer program such as travel expenses, personal items, etc. are to be paid by the volunteer. However Lööf Foundation will provide the volunteer with Lööf Foundation clothing, and freeze-dried food. If you think you are qualified for this position and interested, please contact Sophie Lööf at sophie@nordfasinvest.se.

Volunteer opportunities will be available in the future for those who would like to travel to Home of Hope with Lööf Foundation. During these mission trips, volunteers will be responsible for using their skill in a positive way, such as teaching the children how to sew, or cook for example. All personal costs associated with the volunteer program such as travel expenses, personal items, etc. are to be paid by the volunteer. However Lööf Foundation will provide the volunteer with Lööf Foundation clothing, and freeze-dried food. Please contact Sophie Lööf if you are interested or would like more information at sophie@nordfasinvest.se.

Background of Home of Hope

The idea of the family home in Nepal first originated at a Buddhist retreat in Mundekulla in Småland, Sweden. Sophie had signed up to attend a lecture held by a Tibetan monk by the name of Geshe Pema Dorjee Lama who works closely with his holiness the Dalai Lama. During the lecture, Pema spoke about different aid projects in the mountains of Nepal that he was engaged in. He expressed to Sophie that he had been searching for someone to sponsor an orphanage for the children who have tragically lost their parents, and were in desperate need of love, nurturing, and a home. Sophie exclaimed that she would love to sponsor them! Shortly after the retreat, Pema and his friend were in Gullspång for a meeting with Sophie, and her family representatives of the Lööf Foundation. It was agreed that a family home would be built in the village of Ratankot, just 5-6 hours outside of Kathmandu. It was foreseen that the family home would house 20 children who would receive a roof over their head, good medical care and a staff that will take care of them 24/7. The long-term goal for the children is that they will gain the knowledge and support they need to become self-sufficient adults.

The name “Home of Hope”

Sophie Lööf thought up the creation of the name “Home of Hope”, after many travels to India, and supporting underprivileged children. Young children and youth had always been close to her heart, as she had seen so many children growing up in poor conditions. She always had dreams of creating a safe haven for children growing up with immense needs. The name “Home of Hope” just naturally popped into her head one day. This was just the beginning!

Emergency aid help to Ratankot

Only 5 months after the meeting with Pema, in April 2014 Sophie and her partner Johan Magnusson were headed to Nepal to lay the first stone that would start the building process of the foundation of the family home. The relationship and bond between the villagers and the Lööf Foundation is like no other! Sophie and Johan were welcomed with open arms, and a touching ceremony. After hearing the stories of the children who will live in Home of Hope, it was no wonder why so many people were willing to help and contribute their time. A family in the village of Ratankot graciously donated the land for the family home to be built on, and continue to contribute their time, energy and hard work to help build Home of Hope.

It was decided that Johan would make an emergency trip to Nepal after the earthquake hit in May to support and aid the people of the village. Many homes were destroyed or damaged from the impact of the earthquake, so bedding was high on the list of needs. The foundation supplied fleece blankets, teddy bears, and good quality tarpaulin to build tents for all families with small children. Sleeping mats were provided for all 1200 people in the village, along with personal hygiene products were distributed. Food supplies consisting of rice, sugar, salt and oil were provided to the villagers, so that they would not go hungry during such a disastrous time. The medicine cabinet was also restocked with medicine, wound dressings, and antibacterial ointment. A total of EUR 8229 was spent on these necessities during this emergency aid trip following the tragic earthquake. In September 2015 Johan made his fifth trip to Nepal to assess the state of the village after the earthquake earlier that year in May. As well, to support the peoples needs in the village and surrounding area. During this trip EUR 5343 was spent to cover the cost of food supplies consisting of bananas and sugar, along with personal hygiene products. Many teddy bears, notebooks, pencils, and outdoor sports equipment were given to the schoolteachers, children, and babies. Restocking the medical supply in the village of Ratankot and surrounding area was also a top priority, so they would not run out of medicines.

Re-building process

The rebuilding of Home of Hope became more expensive than anticipated. In an effort to raise funds to cover the cost, a charity gala was held at the Jubilee Theatre in Mariestad on October 2, 2015. Close to 300 guests were present that night! Local and nationally recognized artists donated artwork to be sold, as well as hand made bracelets made by surrounding school students were sold. Many great artists performed to provide entertainment throughout the night, and speeches pertaining to Home of Hope were made to educate and make guests aware of the great cause they were supporting. At the end of the night, an astonishing EUR 16600 was raised, which added to the previously collected money more than covered the cost of rebuilding Home of Hope. We hope that the money raised could also cover for building a hen house called “House for hen” so the children get a good protein source. Fruit trees will be planted and surround Home of Hope in the future!

Johan was a very active member in the rebuilding process of Home of Hope, as he stayed in the village Ratankot for five weeks in January-February 2016 to oversee the construction process, and help build the roof frames. He ensured that the home was built with more cement, concrete and reinforcement, while at the same time reusing as much material from the previous family home as possible. After Johan’s return to Sweden, construction work still continued on Home of Hope. The construction workers, worked very long and hard to ensure that the home would be ready to move into at the end of April 2016 for the inauguration!

How are the child after moving in?

During September 2016, representative Morgan Young and volunteer Monica Hellström who is a specialized nurse and midwife visited Home of Hope to see how the children were adjusting after living there for four months. Monica raised an amazing SEK 38 000 in donations for Home of Hope. While there they used the money to buy a laptop and wifi for better communication with Shyam, Asha and the children, along with hygiene products, food, kitchen supplies, cleaning items and medicine. Monica did great work by doing a medical check up on the Home of Hope and school children. She held a woman’s meeting and gave a basic health check on pregnant women in the village and helped out in the health clinic. Morgan and Monica helped to install a fridge and washing machine that we supplied. Since moving in, all children at Home of Hope have grown, gained weight, are in school and thriving!

February 2017

Representative Morgan Young and volunteer Kaylee Flood visited Home of Hope in February 2017. Kaylee is a 24-year-old woman from Canada who is living and studying social work in Sweden while working as a social secretary. Kaylee raised money prior to the trip to help support the Home of Hope children. With her donated money, she was able to purchase seeds, three kiwi trees, three orange trees, two lemon trees, two sprinklers, a globe and a volleyball for Home of Hope. As well as lunch, notebooks and pencils for all tent school children in the village. Morgan’s main goal during this trip was to build a greenhouse for Home of Hope. The greenhouse was built using bamboo, thick plastic, rope and cement to secure the bamboo poles. It is 20m x 4m and has an eight and a half feet high roof. A small nursery was made inside the greenhouse with assorted seeds planted. As well, five rows of pumpkin, three to four different types of beans and zucchini were planted. This greenhouse will now provide Home of Hope with an assortment of vegetables throughout the whole year as during the winter season they can only grow potatoes, onion and garlic.

The children have now been living at Home of Hope for ten months. All of the children are settled in, have a routine and all in school. Many of them are growing, gaining weight and improving in school. The children act like children now, playing with one another, reading in their spare time, laughing, dancing and singing all the time! All the children study very hard and enjoy helping their housemother Asha and housefather Shyam with daily chores such as gardening, cleaning and cooking. The fridge and washing machine that were installed during September 2016 work wonderfully and have really made life at Home of Hope easier.

Lööf Foundation created a sponsorship program for the Home of Hope children prior to our visit. All sponsors wrote letters and sent photos for the Home of Hope children for Morgan to deliver. Morgan presented each sponsor to the children and showed them their letters and photos. All the children were thrilled to have a sponsor. They became attached immediately and all wanted to write letters and draw pictures back. Shyam, Asha, Kaylee and Morgan worked together to help the children write letters. Many of the children commented saying that they now have a new mother, father, sibling or family. The sponsorship program was designed to give the Home of Hope children the feeling that there is someone else in this world that loves, cares and supports them unconditionally. Handing out the letters and witnessing the instant connections form, proved the program to be a success!

A workshop at the tent school in the village was held by Morgan and Kaylee. The workshop was aimed at teaching the children about gender equality, achieving your dreams and waste management as many people in the village leave their garbage on the ground. The children were all very engaged with the workshop. Following the workshop, Morgan and Kaylee distributed Lööf Foundation pencil cases to all tent school children. As well as notebooks from Kaylee’s donated money. Kaylee also provided lunch for all 90 tent school children and teachers. They were very grateful for the meal as the school does not provide lunch throughout the day. Many children go the whole day without eating. It felt great to see all the happy faces from the children and full bellies after receiving their meal!

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Watch our video of the highlights from the inauguration of Home of Hope in Nepal!   https://youtu.be/OTWktI49XT0
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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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To watch the video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9rw_Ez5ERI
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To watch the video, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQKMYiXUFHs  
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To watch the vlog, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEG_UizTlI4  
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To watch the vlog, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21TtG9QHi3g
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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, 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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