Partners

 

Currently we are partnering with 2 projects:

 
  • NARU  Nutrition Project                         Guatemala
  • Eternal Hope  Nepal                                 Nepal

 

PROJECT DIRECTORS:
Yvonne Sinclair: (Founder and Director of the NARU Nutrition Project)

 

Yvonne was in the fast moving competitive world of publishing in the U.K. when she took a three week vacation to Guatemala.  That was 10 years ago.  She is still in Guatemala.  Never did she dream that seeing the poverty in Alta Verapaz would change her life. 
Yvonne is working on a volunteer basis.  She is devoting her life and much of her personal financial resources to helping the people in Alta Verapaz.  She has overcome the challenges of dealing with government bureaucracy, hitchhiking alone to isolated villages, avoiding robbers, witnessing preventable deaths of innocent children, and the loss of friends working in the field.  Still she preservers and remains extremely committed to preventing malnutrition and needless deaths.  
 

 

 

Dr. Usha Maharjan, (Founder and President of Eternal Hope Nepal)
Usha received her medical training in India, and served 18 months as a missionary in the U.K.  In April 2016 she left her high level position as administrator of standard operating procedures at Chitwan Medical College and moved to Utah to promote her work with EHN.  
Usha is Nepali and has witnessed first-hand the effects of the cast system and poverty in her country.  She is committed providing education to children of the slums (approx. half of whom are the lowest cast (Dolites). Eternal Hope Nepal is a new project established in 2013 with the establishment of classes in remedial education for children of the slums in Chitwan and also now expanding to Kathmandu.  In addition to the establishment of classes, Usha’s goal is to establish a center in Chitwan for education, skills training, business development/taining and support system for abused women, children, and the elderly.   Usha and her staff of 9 members are currently all volunteers.  Two onsite directors/teachers receive a salary.
 
Although WLP is not partnered with SOAP International (below) impressed with what they are doing and would like to help promote their work.

 

Dut Bior (Founder and Director of SOAP International (Sudan) (SOAP became a partner with WLP’s in 2014)
When Dut was 5 years old he was forced from his mother country of Sudan by the ravages of war.  He, along with 12,000 young men set out on a journey of 600 miles to Ethiopia.  3,000 completed the journey.  This group came to be known worldwide as “The Lost Boys of Sudan”.  Dut spent years in refugee camps where hardships were constant.  Dut maintains that the hardest thing was not lack of substance, but lack of education. 
Eventually through the assistance of the UN he was able to be brought to the United States.  He now resides in Salt Lake City Utah where he recently completed his degree in Computer Science.  However the memories of the boys left behind still haunt him and because of this he made a commitment to them that when he got out of the refugee camp he would work on their behalf.
In 2010 Dut established the Student Orphan Aid Program, an organization designed to create scholarships for orphaned students who lacked educational opportunities.