No girl should be held back by her period

February 9, 2022

Without proper menstrual health, young women can have regular infections, unmanaged pain and shame around what is happening to their bodies. A period should never hold any young woman back and with 85% of the young women in our programs at menstruating age, menstrual health is a priority for our care model. The Period Power...

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Soumy’s Cancer Treatment with Love from our Youth

December 10, 2021

When 7-year-old Soumy from rural Nepal was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma his parents could never have anticipated that four young women on the other side of the world would step in to raise money for his treatment. Not knowing how they would pay for the six-month cancer treatment, Soumy’s parents turned to their local government...

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Sano Paila impact story- Shaili putting Bhaitika to Sahas

Shaili & Sahas Reunited

October 12, 2021

When Shaili and her brother Sahas were just 4 and 5 years old, they were separated. Their grandmother could no longer care for them, and a neighbour took Sahas to an orphanage in Kathmandu, and then later their uncle took Shaili to a different orphanage in Kathmandu. It would be more than a decade before...

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New Hope for Prakash

August 31, 2021

For Prakash the odds were heavily stacked against him; growing up in extreme poverty with a hearing impairment and from the Dalit caste, Nepal’s so-called ‘untouchable’ people. It takes five hours walking on foot to reach the place where Prakash’s family of four lives. They have no land for production, no employment, and they provide labour...

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This is Jude’s Story

August 3, 2021

From having raised himself on the streets of Nairobi, 21-year-old Jude is using his agricultural skills to help others who are struggling to feed their families. Jude’s mother died when he was young and he didn’t know his father, rendering him a vulnerable child fending for himself on the streets. As a teenager Jude first attended...

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Sanu’s Story

June 30, 2021

Looking at her infectious smile, you wouldn’t guess that Sanu had a rough start in life.  As a young child, she was found living in an unsafe environment. Like many of the children taken in by our partner Sano Paila, little is known about her background, and attempts to locate her family were unsuccessful.  Sanu went to...

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A special kind of person – Sujita’s story

April 21, 2021

It takes a very special kind of person to create a safe and loving environment for vulnerable children to thrive in. Sujita Tamrakar is one such woman. Sujita is a Program Manager for our in-country partner Sano Paila. Together Sano Paila and BTO provide two small, loving family homes for vulnerable and abandoned children who, for...

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We #ChooseToChallenge for Gender Equality

March 8, 2021

This International Women’s Day We #ChooseToChallenge   As an organisation spanning multiple countries and continents, we have the great privilege and responsibility of working with an incredibly diverse community of women. From on the ground in Kenya to the boardrooms of BTO,  this International Women’s Day we want to share how we #ChooseToChallenge and help forge a gender-equal...

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An invitation and message from BTO’s CEO and Founder Geoff Hucker

December 10, 2020

We can't do it without you.   This past year has been a huge challenge for all of us. Together we have joined forces to meet urgent and essential needs from children, families and their communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. We've fought hard to keep some of the world's most vulnerable children safe and engaged, to ensure...

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Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility: Recognising World Aids Day

December 1, 2020

This week we are proud to take a moment to reflect how we as an organisation and community are contributing to creating a brighter, more inclusive world for those impacted by HIV and Aids. This year's UNAIDS theme for World Aids Day on 1 December is 'Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility'. It is with the ongoing solidarity of...

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