Best wishes to Bishnu

Sarah Francis

After her family experienced HIV-related discrimination, Bishnu dedicated her life to mothering HIV-infected children in Nepal.

When HIV-infected children are orphaned, abandoned or unable to be properly cared for, they have a loving home with our in-country partner Star Children. Along with shelter, nutritious food and medical care, they receive love, something that every child deserves and craves.

Forty-three-year-old Bishnu worked tirelessly as a housemother for Star Children. The unconditional warmth she showed these children cannot be underestimated, when loss of their parents is often compounded by societal discrimination due to their HIV-status. Sadly after 15 amazing years of service, Bishnu has left the organisation after remarrying.

During her farewell, mother Bishnu had a few words to share. “Being at a Star Children home you have given me so much hope for my own life. Seeing and caring for you all as my own children has meant that I never missed not having biological children. You have shown me so much care and love. Seeing you grow up is the best feeling in the world.”

September 23, 2022

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