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Rosalind Russell of R Star Foundation wishes everyone a “goaty” good Christmas from Nepal

Founder of R Star Foundation Rosalind Russell says, “At the time of this posting, I am in Nepal overseeing a variety of matters from water drilling, our goats, working with the livestock/agricultural folk at Nepal’s federal level for assistance to our beleaguered villagers, visiting our incredible elementary school children, even teaching a class here and there. Diversity and contrasts stimulate our adorable, eager learning children.

“We continue with the original goat projects as we began in 2003. We have many wonderful ways to help those forgotten in Nepal by media and most charities to restore their lives. A pregnant goat is $200, which includes ear tags, delivery, veterinary care, training and care, and microfinancing for each group of 25 women of all castes. 

“Our goat program has been, and is, highly successful to this day, thanks to you.”

Rosalind Russell goat

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R Star Foundation’s goat program remains highly successful

Russell says, “Did you know you can fill a Nepali child’s holiday stocking with a Kindle?” They can be ordered and sent to R Star’s address and they will transport it to the school safely. “We know how reading exposes children to the world as well as increasing their abilities to learn. We ask for gifts of Kindles to expand our school children at Top of the World – Nepal elementary school, which we built and continue to run. R Star loads the Kindles with European and American classics, which broadens the students’ knowledge of English as well as treating them to the pleasures of reading. 

“If you wish to do even more, an organic produce greenhouse can be purchased to help families rebuild their devastated home lost in the earthquakes in 2015. Few homes have been restored which exposes the elderly, women, and children to illness, tigers, and cobra attacks as well as two-legged predators. The cost of a greenhouse is $850, which provides an income all year and gives them a way to rebuild.” 

There are many ways to help those in the second poorest country in the world. 

The R Star Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and can be contacted by mail at PO Box 4183, Laguna Beach, CA 92652.

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