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Interview: Maggie Doyne Changes The Lives Of Nepali Orphans In The Blink Of An Eye

 

Maggie Doyne and her children at Kopila Valley Children's Home in Nepal

Maggie Doyne and her Kopila Valley Home children

UPDATE 12/6/15: Maggie Doyne is THE CNN HERO OF THE YEAR! CONGRATS, MAGGIE AND BLINKNOW!

Maggie Doyne, CNN Hero of the Year 12-6-15

UPDATE 11/18/15: 2015 CNN HERO OF THE YEAR MAGGIE DOYNE! Congratulations, Maggie!

UPDATE 10/8/15: Maggie is a Top 10 CNN Hero of 2015…she needs your vote to become the Hero of the Year

UPDATE 4/25/15: From Maggie on Facebook about the earthquake that struck Nepal: “Everyone is okay in Surkhet. The kids and staff felt tremors and followed emergency procedures. We are waiting to hear news from our friends across the rest of the country. Thank you for checking in on us and please pray for Nepal.”

By Patricia Caso/December 5, 2013

Twitter: @maggiedoyne

Maggie Doyne is thrilled any time one of her forty kids, 3 to 16-years-old, call her “Mom!” Taking a gap year after high school, she wound up as Founder and Director of Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. She is realizing her dream to create a loving home, school and community for orphans and abused children.

“The shame and hopelessness I witnessed was monumental. I found this horror was reality for 80 million kids worldwide. How did I not know about this? I had to do something and I had to do it now.”  Maggie Doyne

Wise beyond her twenty-seven years, I was fascinated by this young woman’s passion and courage and wanted to find out how she was able to house and educate so many children in such a poverty-stricken community. In the midst of a busy schedule of meetings on a trip to the U.S., I caught up with her by phone…. [Read more…]