“Why aren’t these children in school,” Olga Murray wanted to know while trekking in Nepal in the 1980s. “How much would it cost to send them?” Her curiosity planted the seed for the program that has since given thousands of disadvantaged Nepali children the most valuable tool they can possess in the developing world: an education.
At the age of 60, Olga Murray, an attorney with the California Supreme Court, made a promise to improve the lives of Nepali children. In 1990, she founded the Nepal Youth Foundation, a nonprofit organization that has served more than 45,000 children by providing them with what is every child’s birthright: vital healthcare, education and a safe environment. The book Olga’s Promise is the story of how she fulfilled and even surpassed her dream. Olga is living proof that it is never too late to make a difference in the world.
From President Jimmy Carter:
“Olga Murray, at 90, has been a tireless crusader for the freedom and dignity of thousands of young girls in Nepal… Olga’s Promise is her personal story, which I hope will inspire others to action.”
Find out more at: www.nepalyouthfoundation.org