A CAPITAL city of more than a million people with a high level of poverty will benefit from the generosity of a mother of six.
A respiratory nurse and sleep technician, Julie-Ann Proud knows how beneficial a good night’s sleep is and hopes to provide just that for a family in Kathmandu, Nepal, through a Habitat for Humanity Global Village project.
She has never been to Asia and in fact her bucket list had included making a trip to Africa to help an orphanage there. But when a colleague of her husband’s told him of this project he knew Julie-Ann would be eager to sign up.
“I have always liked to help people that need it,” the 45-year-old said.
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She departs for Kathmandu on October 6 to meet up with a large group who will build 40 homes throughout Nepalese villages.
“There are eight other women who will go with me the next day to Dhukilel, about 45km south east of Kathmandu.”
The German-born mother of a blended family of three boys and three girls has paid $1400 for the airfare to get there and needs $2500 to cover the cost of building materials, food, transport and accommodation while there for two weeks.
So far she has raised $1270 but you can help by attending a function this Saturday at Blue Water Bar & Restaurant. Tickets are $60 which includes a $25 tax deduction receipt, three drinks of your choice and gourmet finger food.
“Russell Dick will be playing some great jazz and blues and there are raffles, hampers and $10, $20 and $50 balloons.
“The $50 balloons will have gifts up to the value of $200 inside. We’ll have a gold coin throw competition and it is going to be a great night.”
Mrs Proud has never done anything like this before and had to renew her passport which was still in her former name and had expired in May.
She also had to have a hepatitis A and typhoid vaccination before travelling to the mountainous country.
To help raise the funds she needs contact Julie-Ann on 0409 618 375 or 6582 3251 before Friday for catering purposes.
Those unable to attend can make a donation at www.habitat.org.au/julieeveristbuild
Habitat for Humanity is the world’s number one not-for-profit provider of housing for low income families in need.
Established in 1976, Habitat for Humanity has changed the lives of people all over the world.
Today, every seven minutes a family has a better home and a better life because of the work done by volunteers such as Julie-Ann.