House with Heart (HwH) was founded as a charity in 2001 by Beverly Bronson, a volunteer social worker in Nepal, when she found two abandoned brothers, aged two and five, huddled together outside their tin hut in the streets of Kathmandu, Nepal.
Unable to find anyone to care for the children, Beverly became their guardian and admitted them into a hostel attached to a school. The boys did not thrive in this bleak environment, and she dreamed about starting a charity to provide a home for them and other abandoned children that would also help support and train destitute mothers.
After some initial fundraising and a financial commitment from friends, Beverly returned to Nepal and rented a 12-room house. House with Heart opened in April of 2001.
In 2004, a house and land were purchased with the help of generous donors to provide a permanent home for the organization. Major renovations were made to the former carpet factory building so that it could house up to 20 children plus staff members, as well as provide space for an education center serving neighborhood women and children. Generous donors continued to help the organization expand by purchasing neighboring land.
Then, the "big one" hit in 2015. Two large earthquakes resulted in major damage to the HwH facilities. Thankfully, no one was killed or injured. The children, Beverly and staff