How it works:
- Version 1: like in Cambodia, there are orphanage scams in Nepal as well where kids there are not real orphans, but are kids “rented” from somewhere for the tourist season.
- Version 2: in a similar vein, there are orphanages which are for profit enterprises which put out volunteering opportunities and try to masquerade as a non-profit organization.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- If you want to help, donate to registered charities or help at ones that are reputable and registered with the Social Welfare Council of the government of Nepal.
- You can get a copy of this list by emailing [email protected]