Sponsoring Aayusma and Yashu Kiju

Your chance to make a huge impact on two newly orphaned girls in the 5th poorest country on Earth

Aayusma Kiju sits outside their destroyed house
Make a difference by sponsoring orphaned children like Aayusma, her sister, and other students like her, that are in immediate danger of having to leave school.
Change a child’s future for as low as $100 a month with only a 3-month minimum commitment.

The fiscal sponsor for this project is MRDS (Millennium Relief and Development Services), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that takes care of this project’s accounting, accountability, and provides you with tax-deduction paperwork.

Yashu Kiju

Aayusma and Yashu’s Story

Rajesh Kiju was a husband and father in a small village called Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, Nepal. Rajesh, his family, and his elderly parents all lived in a tiny shack with a tin-roof and no bathroom. Their home was destroyed in the great Nepali earthquake of 2015.

But instead of rebuilding, Rajesh made a bold choice –

to invest in his daughters’ futures so they could receive a life-changing education. 

Rajesh Kiju found out that he had terminal cancer and wouldn’t live long. He was already too sick to continue with his job and was dying in a hospital.He was only 3 years away from getting a small pension that would support his family if something ever happened to him. Unfortunately, he didn’t make it until then as he passed away last month.

His biggest concern while he was alive, was not for himself, but for the future of his daughters. He didn’t know where the money would come from to keep his daughters in school. He worked incredibly hard his whole life to get them into a private school. How would his daughters stay in school? Who would provide for them if he could not? 

For half of what most Americans spend on their daily Starbucks fix, the lives of two struggling young girls can be changed forever.

Could you be the one to help them?

Tuition, transportation, and other school expenses are $100/month (about $3/day). Your contribution will ensure that Aayusma and Yashu can stay in school, uninterrupted. This is especially important for Yashu, who suffers from Down Syndrome. 

You can stop after 3-months and we will find a replacement sponsor.

These girls can’t continue school without your donation.


  • Once SherpaCares has secured sponsors for both girls, there are 8 other children on the list waiting for sponsorships, so SherpaCares will email you to see to pick one on the waiting list.
  • The Kiju girls will be in school for another 3-5 years, but you can stop your sponsorship at any time. Even a few months would make such a difference in their lives.
  • Your penpal commitment is just month. Sponshors report is in the most fun part of the program. Connecting you directly to your sponsored child to hear about their world and tell them something about your world. 
  • Being in touch gives them the hope that someone out there cares. We find that this hope alone make a amazing impact on their feeling of wellbeing and their grades skyrocket. Everyone needs to know they are cared for.
  • If you ever visit Nepal, SherpaCares will coordinate a visit.
  • Each month you will get the a receipt and the paperwork needed for your tax deduction.

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