Butterfly Home

Around 8AM on a cold November Saturday morning I stood by a road in Baneshwor (Kathmandu) waiting for my friend to pick me up. Just when I was warming up with the morning rays my friend arrived and we headed to Budhanilkantha to visit the “Butterfly Home”. My purpose for the visit was to photograph the kids living there.

Pushpa Basnet, who won CNN Heroes Award in 2012, founded Butterfly Home. You can read more about the organization by visiting http://ecdcnepal.org

As I walked in all the kids were getting started with their daily routine  - cleaning themselves up

Gotta have some music in life - kids showing off their singing talent. Butterfly Home

Inside the Butterfly Home

As I was walking out of the building I saw a little girl on the phone , and after inquiring I found out she was talking to her mother who is behind bars. It was a moment full of mixed emotions.  Butterfly Home

Friends try to listen in. Butterfly Home

Getting ready for lunch - everyone gathering around the dining area. Butterfly Home

Getting comfy with the camera. Butterfly Home

Prayers before the meal. Pushpa was very nice to invite us to join them for lunch and it was a delicious meal. Butterfly Home

Until lunch time the kids were quite shy but I could tell they were opening up. Few of them wanted to show me their shoes :) Butterfly Home

Shy, youngest member of the family :) ...trying to hide behind the stroller

Soon all the kids were running around me calling me uncle uncle uncle :) And  even started posing for me. Butterfly Home

They wanted to take my photos too :)

That's me with few kids

Helping out the lil one

More posing

Later in the afternoon a group of entertainers came to entertain the kids. Butterfly Home

After spending half a day at the Butterfly Home it was time to say goodbye

It was wonderful meeting everyone at the Butterfly Home. The kids are so well taken care of and they are all so happy. I wish them all a life filled with good health, happiness and  success. Thank you Pushpa for letting me in your home and introducing me to all your kids. I wish you all the best. 

To view the entire album please follow the link  Butterfly Home

Jan 04, 2015


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