This is Ombir. He is eleven years old and aspires to be a professional footballer. Three times a week he is getting up at 05:30 to train at a football field nearby. The team is not only busy scoring goals but are also concentrating on training their abdominal muscles. Ombir is always very proud to show off his six-pack!
Once, while on his way to the football field, his eye was caught by a piece of newspaper fluttering across the street. It was his lucky day, there was an image of Messi on this piece of newspaper. This was perfect for sticking into his scrapbook!
Ombir was born in a very small village in the south of Nepal. He lived with his parents and younger brother in a hut made of bamboo. Ombir grew up in pure poverty and with only one meal a day, the chance of survival was small.
After his father died, Ombir’s sick mother brought him here. Here, Ombir received what he needed. Shelter, food, education and love. Lots of love! But above all, a chance of a better future.
At the beginning of 2016 I founded my own foundation – the Ombir Foundation, named after the boy that inspired me. 24/7, I take care of the orphans here in Nepal.
I made it my life’s mission to take care of these children and from here my greatest dream was born. A dream of building a new house (home) because every child deserves to grow up in a safe and loving environment. To achieve this, we need your help.