Reg. No: 3271 066/067

Dear Visitors,

My name is Lila and I am the founder of CHEF. I currently run the CHEF orphanage. I grew up in a small remote village in Nepal like many of the children living at the orphanage now. I studied in school for 8 years in my village, then left home to study further. I currently take care of 8 children from age 5 to 12. I have a firsthand understanding of the difficult, and often hopeless situation that Nepali children face growing up in poverty.


At age 19 I trained for one year to become a teacher. When I turned 20 I studied for two years at Myagdi College in Beni, Myagdi District of Nepal. Determined to finance further studies, I moved once more - this time to Pokhara, Nepal, where I became a trekking porter, and later, a trekking guide. I guided various people around different parts of Nepal. At age 23, I moved to Kathmandu to further my studies and continued to work as a trekking guide. I studied a bachelor in political science and tourism at Tribhuvan university of Kathmandu.

In  March 2011 I registered my own orphanage as an NGO with the government of Nepal and welcomed my first three children to their new home at CHEF.

In  2011 my brother Oman came to help me and help with the children.

Together we provide love, support, and a home for the children at CHEF.