At 19, New Jersey native Maggie Doyne used her life savings from babysitting to start Kopila Valley children's home in Nepal, where, with a team of local advisors, faculty and staff, she's now raising over 40 children, and educating hundreds of local students.

A few months after graduating from high school in her home town of Mendham, New Jersey, Maggie Doyne left on a journey around the world. Four countries and 20,000 miles later, she was trekking through the Himalayas in war-torn Nepal, where she began to meet hundreds of orphan children. Maggie was so touched by what she saw that she made a drastic decision to change the lives of the children she had met. In the spring of 2008, she opened the doors of the Kopila Valley Children's Home in Surkhet, Nepal. Today this cozy, bright, and joyful home houses 40 beautiful, healthy, happy, and thriving children. In the spring of 2010 Maggie was able to complete dream number two: Kopila Valley Primary School. Her new community-built bamboo school is now home to over 230 students.

The Kopila Valley School has just completed its first year. Beyond education, the students are being provided with health care and a daily nutritious meal. The children are thriving. This year, the school is expanding to accommodate the students moving into 7th grade. Any funds raised will help to make this possible and will keep the school up and running, supporting the 230 children as well as the 23 dedicated and hardworking Nepali faculty and staff who make-up the Kopila team. We truly believe that if every child in the world is provided with their most basic needs and rights; a safe home, medical care, an education, and love, they will grow to be leaders and end cycles of poverty and violence in our world. Your support will help us to change the lives of our children.

It's our goal to raise $15,000 to support Maggie's efforts to expand her school in the coming year. If just 600 people invest their love by creating a $25 heartspace for a mama they love, we'll be able to do just that.

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