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Los Altos residents help families in Nepal affected by pandemic

Courtesy of Cyrus Parvini
Orphans package food for families in need.

Los Altos residents Cyrus and Simin Parvini and the Los Altos Baha’i community have for many years supported Kathmandu’s NECO Home orphanage through the Parvinis’ Children Education Foundation. They have recently extended their aid to Nepalese families in special need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For the past two months, residents of one of the poorest countries in Asia have been forced to stay home, without work, income or financial support from the government.

The Parvinis, with help from Bishow Bhatta, owner of the NECO Home orphanage in Kathmandu, launched the fundraising campaign Hunger Relief for Families in Nepal. Donations enable the orphanage to buy necessities such as rice, beans and cooking oil to distribute to families in need.

“For the first time, our 37 orphan children at NECO orphanage in Kathmandu are helping over 500 poor families with children in their neighborhoods,” Cyrus Parvini said. “They are doing packing and distributing foods to them and feel very happy to be able to serve others.” 

Parvini said there are still many people in need of aid. 

To donate and for more information on the fundraising campaign, visit

For more information on the Children Education Foundation, visit

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