For many years Sudip Khadka wanted to start an elderly home. In Nepal there are not many elderly homes and most of the older people are taken care of by their families. The problem is that some families do not care for their old people, so they are often left to care for themselves.
Over the years many older people have come to Sudip and asked him for a place to stay and for food, but it was not easy to say yes right a way. His first experience was in 1994 when he saw an old woman that was dragged out of her home by her son and kicked out. It was hard to see old women without a place to stay or food. Many times old people suffer because nobody take good care of them.
Even if we have wanted to start an elderly home for some time, we knew that we needed someone to come along side of us and help us with the financial part. In February of 2007 we had Jan and Tor Inge Vasshus visiting us in Nepal and after looking the state of the country, they wanted to help us start an elderly home. So in the spring of 2007 we were finally able to start an elderly home and help take care of some of the older people that were in need. At the present time we have a few older ladies staying at the elderly home. They are taken care of by a younger couple who graduated from our Bible College, Prem and Gauri, who cook, take them to the doctor and help them with whatever they need.