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Kathmandu and Valley Area Host Families


Family 1
Head of the family - Sharad Acharva
Family details: Mr Acharya runs a clearing and forwarding business. He has studied Bachelor's degree in Chitwan. Mrs Acharya is a housewife. They have a son studying in a boarding school. The family has previously hosted some American students.
House description: The family live on the top floor of a 2 story-building. There is a toilet and bathroom inside the house. In front of the house, there is a big courtyard and a pretty flower garden.
Location: The house is a five-minute walk from the main road in Lainchaur, about 20 minutes walk north of Kathmandu behind the British Embassy. It is a residential area and is quite and peaceful.

Family 2
Head of the family - Ram Raj Poudel
Family details: Mr Poudel is a banker who works in Kathmandu. He is also the chairperson of 2 local government schools. Mrs Poudel is a housewife. They have 2 lovely children aged 11 (son) and 8 (daughter). Mrs. Poudel's younger 21 year-old brother, also lives with the family. In addition, the family's 16 year old niece also lives in the home. The family has previously hosted an American volunteer.
House description: The house is a modern, newly built house with three stories. The family lives on the top two floors, with the ground floor rented out. The family has a bathroom with shower in the house
Location: The house in located in a village area called Balaju, about 25 minutes walk from the northern border of Kathmandu. Mountain views are available from every window of the house.

Family 3
Head of the family - Rajendra Khanal
Family details: Mr Khanal works at CARE International, Nepal. He was educated in England. They have a son and a daughter. The daughter studies in grade 7. The family has previously hosted an American volunteer.
House description: Modern house
Location: The house is located in a densely populated residential area called Mali gau, approximately 45 minutes walk north-east of Kathmandu center and near the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple.

Family 4
Head of the family - Sushil Prasad Dhakal
Family details: Mr Dhakal works at Nepal Bank Ltd. Mrs Dhakal teaches at the local school. They have one 11 year-old son. The family has previously hosted British volunteers.
House description: Modern, brick house
Location: The house is located in the village of Nepaltar, about a 20 minute bus ride and 15 minute walk from Kathmandu. The house is surrounded by green fields and overlooks Kathmandu City. Small shops and teahouses are located on the main road in the village.

Family 5
Head of the family - Barun Thapa
Family details: Mr Thapa is a businessman. Mrs Thapa is a housewife and is involved in making beads and friendship bracelets. They have 1 son and 1 daughter aged 8 and 12. They have previously hosted volunteers from UK and USA.
House description: Brick house with shower and bathroom located within the home.
Location: The house is located near Naya Bazaar, approximately 5 minutes walk from INFO office.

Family 6
Head of the family - Ramesh Karki
Family details: Mr Karki works in a saving and trading bank. He is also a member of INFO Nepal. Mrs Karki is a school teacher. They have a five year-old son. Previously, they have hosted volunteers from the USA.
House description: Brick house
Location: The house is located in Babarmahal, about a half an hour's walk from INFO Nepal in the middle of Kathmandu.

Family 7
Head of the family - Ram Chandra Subedi
Family details: Mr Subedi is headmaster of the local school and his wife is a housewife. They have 4 children (3 daughters (15, 13 and 9) and 1 son (7)). They have previously hosted a volunteer from the UK.
House description: Mud and brick house
Location: The house is located in a countryside village, Bangaltar, approximately half an hour by bus or tempo ride and a 15-minute walk from the INFO office.

Family 8
Head of the family - Shyam Nagarkoti
Family details: Mr Nagarkoti is the chairperson of the local youth club and he also works as a driver in Kathmandu. They have a four year-old son. Previousl hosted volunteers from Korea.
House description: Mud and brick house
Location: The house is located in the small countryside village of Badrabas, approximately an hour's bus ride and a half an hour's walk from the center of Kathmandu.

Family 9
Head of the family - Binod Dhakal
Family details: Mr Dhakal is a student (he is 22 years old). His father, mother and sister also live in the house. They have previously hosted a Korean volunteer.
House description: Mud and brick house
Location: The house is located in the small countryside village of Badrabas, approximately an hour's bus ride and a half an hour's walk from the center of Kathmandu.