When you walk the streets of Nepal you see people of all shapes, sizes, ages, beliefs:

  • Nepalese
  • Buddhist monks
  • Tourists from all corners of the world
  • Tibetans
  • Traders with all imaginable goodies
  • Dodgy traders who try to sell overpriced tiger balm and counterfeit coins to tourists
  • Taxi touts
  • Sadhu’s (holy men)


  • Cows
  • Calves and heifers
  • Bulls
  • Buffalo
  • Chickens
  • Not always friendly stray dogs
  • Goats
  • A single monkey
  • Very occasionally a cat

A road surface with holes in all shapes and sizes:

  • Mud
  • Garbage
  • Cars
  • Cabs
  • Blue minivans
  • All types of minibuses that usually have too many people on board
  • All kinds of trucks, usually with too much cargo
  • Hand carts with all kinds of goodies
  • All types of bikes, usually with too much cargo
  • All types of vehicles with wheels
  • School buses with and without children
  • Motorcycles and scooters with 1 to 5 people on board with only the driver wearing a helmet
  • Rickshaws
  • TookTooks

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4 Smiling Faces

Smiling Faces is the abbreviation for the Helping Hands 4 Smiling Faces Foundation, that was started by Tjitske Weersma in 2008. We improve the living conditions of children in children’s homes in developing countries with specific, small-scale projects in which they are central. We also support them when they have to leave those homes at 18 and have no safety net to fall back on. With us they come first. With our help they’ll go so much further, are they able to make their own choices and can they make shape their own lives.