Any donations made past my goal through Utopia will be given directly to Pushpa and her projects. Remember, if you go through the Utopia Volunteer site to make a donation, please include that it is for the Mari Potter travel to Nepal Fund in the notes section. Also, going through the Utopia Volunteer site is the only way to make your contribution tax exempt.
I've had some contact with Pushpa Basnet and I am really looking forward to working with her, her children and the Butterfly Home Project. I have used cash donations to purchase some items Pushpa has requested, like cross stitch thread and needles, some children's books and other items for her and/or the children. Pushpa has asked me to do some teacher training and I will purchase some flash drives to download some training materials to share with them.
I will be leaving July 1 and returing July 31. Thank you again!