Many couple are selflessly asking for their wedding gift to be a donation to a struggling village in Nepal. Redirecting their wedding gift after spending months volunteering at the Khanikhola school in Nepal, was a natural decision for Ali Grattan and Stu Brunsdon.“We kind of decided when we were there in September. Being there just had such a profound effect on us and seeing how they live their lives,” she said.
She further added that despite of going through misery, villagers were very generous and were always ready to give. Though they didn’t have a place to live, they were very kind and generous. The couple want to do something in the smallest way possible to help them. “They didn’t have their homes anymore but they were so generous towards us — it makes you realise how lucky you are. The best present for us would be to gift this community.” They started fundraising before their trip in September and have raised $2000 so far. They have build a house where the school students can stay safely.
“It’s such a nice change to get to see where the money is going directly.” The couple — who tie the knot in just over two weeks — have set up a registry with items such as water purifiers, classroom furniture, and fuel for the school bus.
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