An orphanage run by an Indian is among four social organisations which have received donations from a Nepalese airlines.
Helpless Children Welfare Mission (HCWM), situated in Itahari, has received a grant of $3,647 of the total amount $14,587 provided by the Yeti Airlines under its corporate social responsibility.
The organisation is run by Gita Gautam, 57 who herself is an orphan and was brought up in Jalandhar, India after her father, a captain of a ship died 51 years ago.
"After my mother was killed by dacoits in Mumbai, I was handed over to an orphanage in Jalandhar at the age of 6 years," she recalls.
After completing her schooling Gita arrived in Nepal and for the past two decades she has been running the organisation which has educated some 160 orphans and got 16 of them married.
The organisation currently shelters some 32 children. Sewa Kendra Leprosy Relief, Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre, Sanga and Women for Human Rights are the other three recipients of the grant provided by the airlines.