Let's hit Rebika Adhikari with the books.

Rebika is bright, petite young woman from a remote village in eastern Nepal. One foot and part of her leg were amputated due to infection following a burn accident when she was a baby (a sad but common occurrence in Nepal). At age 7 she was taken to Kathmandu for treatment and her parents, who could not afford to care for her, placed her in a facility for disabled students.

Raised: $ Goal: $3,000


Hello Friends and Family,

Thank you for making it to my donation page for the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation.

The BMKF awards scholarships to woman in Nepal who lack funding, face obstacles based on societal status, have disabilities, or family hardships.

For those that know me, you know that I believe that the little things matter. There are so many organizations we can donate our time and our dollars to, but this organization is one that I genuinely believe makes the world a better place each and every day. And in the spirit of my own "small is big" philosophy, I'm doing a $10 fundraiser with the goal of raising $2500.00.

What difference does $2500.00 make? it's actually enough to cover one students entire school years expenses. That's not big, that is huge!

The student I've selected to fundraise for is a young woman named Rebika Bhandari. She is pursuing a degree in nursing. For those interested I can send you her entire profile, but I found the following two paragraphs to speak volumes:

Rebika is bright, petite young woman from a remote village in eastern Nepal. One foot and part of her leg were amputated due to infection following a burn accident when she was a baby (a sad but common occurrence in Nepal). At age 7 she was taken to Kathmandu for treatment and her parents, who could not afford to care for her, placed her in a facility for disabled students.

As a disabled girl, Rebika faced a lot of discrimination from classmates and teachers when she started school. She was teased, neglected, and left out. Rather than give up, she focused on her studies and become one of the top students, winning friendship, love, and respect from her peers and teachers. (She even placed in the top 10 for a national handwriting competition). She believes that nursing is a noble profession and she wants to serve. She also wants to teach and empower other women about their health and rights.

Rebika is one of a few students with disabilities that the BMKF has awarded scholarships to this year. Should I be able to raise any additional funds (over my $2500.00 goal) they will be used to help fund another young woman who has unique challenges named Saraswati Adikhari. A photo of both young women is on this page. Rebika is in the pink :)

Truly my dream would be to fundraise enough to sponsor both young women.

For anyone interested, I will happily forward on the letters Rebika will send throughout the school year and encourage you to email back this inspiring young woman with your kind words and encouragement. One of the amazing things about this organization is being able to connect and hear from the scholarship recipients themselves.

And if anyone has any questions, please don't hesitate to call me or check out the Bo M. Karlsson website at www.BoMKarlsson.com

So let's hit the books together and send this inspiring young woman to nursing school! Thank you for your time and I hope you consider donating to this very worthy cause.

Sincerely,
Marisa