Help For Vimla and Village
The Nepal Outreach Program
Kim Ward on why I started this campaign
What Is Nepal Outreach?
Nepal Outreach is a program to help individuals, specifically women, who are homeless and have children to support. The program is designed to help restore dignity, security and financial independence for these women by offering them work in exchange for a monthly wage used to support their families needs. In addition, it offers opportunity to achieve full independence allow
ing individuals to work towards housing and schooling for their children. The program promotes the idea that with structure and opportunity an individual can create and sustain a balanced, secured and bright future for themselves and their children while escaping poverty and breaking the cycle for further generations.
While traveling in Nepal to film a documentary Kim Ward and Paul Templer discovered an ongoing problem of poverty in Kathmandu. This poverty is resulting in women being homeless and unable to support their children or offer their childre
n an education and pathway to a brighter future. Villages of women who fled from India have found themselves displaced and homeless in a foreign country unable to sustain a life of balance. The women we have met are hard working, devoted mothers who seek a secure, financially stable home life off the streets of Kathmandu, however there are little resources available to help these women obtain th
What kind of work is offered by the Templer Foundation?
The Nepal Outreach Program offers women the opportunity to be involved in the design, creation and sales of quilting goods. Fabric sourced from local venders is used to create one of a kind hand made quilts. The women involved in our program work from a schedule they create, allowing them to take control of their future and grow in the program at a pace that is comfortable for them. The purchasing of the materials, layout, design and final creation are all part of the work offered through this program. By utilizing the skills and strengths these women already have we have created a work environment that requires very little training allowing the individuals in the program to see almost immediate results from their participation.
The Day We Met Vimla in Kathmandu￼
How Your Donation Will Help!
Phase One: In August of 2017 Paul Templer and Kim Ward rolled out the Nepal Outreach Program. After a trip to Nepal lead them to the makeshift home of Vimla Devi, it opened their eyes to the poverty that exists on the backstreets of Kathmandu. On August 1st, 2017 the first money wire went through to the women in the amount of $1500 dollars which was allocated for food and supplies needed to allow the women to start crafting quilts. The women purchased $750 dollars of sewing materials and cloth and spent the next four weeks designing, creating and making ten handmade quilts. The program is a success but we need help in this first year to establish some real change for these women.
Here is how your donation will help and where the money will go. The first $3,500 dollars raised will go directly to the children of these women for enrollment tuition. With this money we can get all the children in this village enrolled in school for one year. After one year we anticipate the sales from their sewing company to support further funding for their children's education.
Some Of The Children We Are Trying To Help
After the children are taken care of we would like to designate $12,000 dollars to securing housing for each of the fifteen ladies for one year. We have already secured housing for our lead woman Vimla and the results of her having a safe and secure environment to call home have been tremendous in the success of this program. For $800 a year we are able to secure proper housing for each woman and her children. We anticipate the women being able to cover their next year's rent off the growth of their sewing business.
Finally we are asking for an additional $9,000 dollars so we can fund the women's sewing business and home supplies for the next six months which will allow them to accelerate their business and purchase supplies needed to grow their sewing empire. This breaks down to just over $1500 dollars a month for fifteen women.
If we exceed our donation request we plan to use the money for a medical fund for the women and children.
Vimla and Friends Making Quilts
Kim Ward And Vimla! Sisters For Life!
Ambassador of the Nepal OutReach Program
Vimla Devi was born in India and escaped and fled from a life she did not want. Currently located in Kathmandu she is the matriarch for a group of women who came over to Nepal from India and have found themselves displaced, homeless and with little resources in a foreign country. Vimla was the first to start our program and today she is living in a home, has a job through our efforts and has stepped up to be a pillar of strength and inspiration for the women in her village. With her help we grew our program seemingly overnight from one woman to fifteen. Vimla is a bright, talented, devoted mother who given the chance will create global change for underprivileged women in developing world countries.
The First Shipment Of Quilts!
What Audio Does Not Capture, Body Language Does!
Our Trip To Nepal At A Glance!
Thank you for any consideration and know that even one dollar will be making a difference. We plan to grow this program and spread into other third world countries and with your help giving the Nepal Program a solid foundation to work from our efforts to help others will spread quickly.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
About Kim Ward
Kim Ward. Executive Director, Templer Foundation
Kim Ward lives in West Bend Wisconsin, USA with her husband of 17 years and her two children Jordan and Kallie. For 12 years she served as a sales clerk taunted with the daily thought of “what’s my mission and purpose in life”? In a bold move and strong desire to be an entrepreneur, she packed in her apron at her retail job, and with no experience but with dogged determination went on to create a successful company Chattin’ in Manhattan and quickly developed a trademark interviewing style. Kim has interviewed hundreds of colorful and amazingly successful people around the globe. Kim is an interviewer, writer, and producer at heart, and is currently writing “The Making of a Philanthropist” Today Kim is the co-founder of 90 North Media and Executive Director of the Templer Foundation. Her mission is simple -Help others!
More than anything, Kim is real and honest. Her faith is strong and giving up is simply not an option. Her ability to relentlessly chase down her dreams without giving up makes her equal with the very people she is determined to help. If you are around Kim long enough you’ll hear her mention her favorite quote - “champions get up even when they can’t!”
follow the journey @kimmarieward @TemplerFdn
￼Paul Templer, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Templer grew up in Africa (Zimbabwe). After school he set off to explore the world; he served with the British Army for a while before returning home to a career in the safari industry until “a bad day at the office” – a deadly hippopotamus attack – forced him to rebuild his life and career. Today, he is the CEO of opusdynamic, a global consulting practice that specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution, and guiding organizations so that they can better navigate the turbulent waters of the ever-changing business world. He is also a sought-after keynote speaker, inspiring audiences from all walks of life on how to create the lives they want—one decision at a time. He recently co-authored both his autobiography What’s Left of Me: How I lost a fight with a rogue hippo and won my life and Success Simplified with Stephen Covey et al – revealing simple solutions that produce measurable results in business and in life. A dedicated husband and father, Paul and his family live in Michigan where they have established the Templer Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to supporting people to live more fully in their lives with dignity @paultempler
￼Susan Robb, Director Sales
Susan’s mission through the Templer Foundation is to inspire others and enable greatness in people everywhere. We know from our experience just how much can be done for people in the developing world who are struggling to survive and need a hand up to escape tragedy and misfortune for themselves and their families. Susan has long believed that living a life of servitude is the door to freedom, offering a chance at a brighter future. The Templer Foundation embodies and empowers universal benevolence; supports the education and empowerment of women, children, and families while shaping the human condition.
￼Olivia Jane Christian
Olivia Jane Christian is a world traveler and oil painter. She grew up as an expatriate, who by the age of 6 had already called 3 continents home. Everywhere and nowhere can feel like home, she is currently traveling the world to gain new inspiration for oil paintings and a broader perspective on culture, religion and different ways of life. While having money issues in Kathmandu, Olivia met Vimla, who has inspired her to help this beautiful community of hardworking women living in poverty.
Kim Ward and Paul Templer in Nepal
￼The Templer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to doing our part to help where we can to take care of the vulnerable and suffering people in our world and in support of people living with dignity.
What a way to start my day. I got this video in my inbox thanking all of us for the work we are doing to help the women get their business off the ground and their kids in school!