Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 3, 2013, 11:09 PM
MySmallHelp (MSH) was set up by a group of friends in the UK and Nepal who believe strongly in upholding basic human rights for children. The philosophy of MSH is that if more and more people give their small help, every child will be able to have their basic rights met. In January 2007 www.mysmallhelp.org was registered and shortly after MSH became a registered NGO in Nepal. MSH UK found sponsors and raised funds for MSH Nepal projects in 2007 and became a UK registered charity in April 2008. In its first three and a half years MSH has provided education sponsorship to over 60 children and has built facilities at a school in Nepal, which has affected the lives of hundreds of poor children.
Leander Hollings, founder of MySmallHelp, was living in Peru when devastating floods hit the Cusco region in January 2010. After an appeal for funds to help the flood victims MSH partnered with Peruvian organizations to help distribute emergency aid and developed a medium term plan to develop a sustainable business to help one of the identified communities get back on their feet. This project is now complete and MySmallHelp continues to keep up to date with its success.
MySmallHelp became a Peruvian registered charity in March 2011 with a mission to help those living in poverty, or with a disability, access a brighter future primarily through providing access to education and skills training. We currently work with a group of women in Trujillo who make clothes and notebooks to support the cost of their children's education. In Ollantaytambo, we are currently providing transportation and other forms of support to a group of special needs children, and are looking for volunteers to support us in this project!