I am immensely grateful to Volunteers Initiative Nepal (VIN) for granting me the opportunity to work with an organization of such rare commitment and optimism, and to do so towards a vision that is noble and potentially transformative for Nepal’s most marginalized communities. My experience in Nepal and with VIN was uniquely rewarding and very refreshing. VIN’s bare boned simplicity, both in structure and vision, as well as VIN’s specific and important mission, distinguish VIN from other non-profit and volunteering organizations and make them more effective. And, indeed, VIN’s presence and ideals are very much needed in Nepal. I admire VIN and recommend their volunteering program without reservation, for to work with Bhupi and his Volunteers Initiative was a great opportunity and gift.
May 30, 2008