Nepal Adoptive Families Association

aka NAFA   |   New York, NY   |  http://www.nepalafa.org/
This organization has not appeared on the IRS Business Master File in a number of months. It may have merged with another organization or ceased operations.
This organization's exempt status was automatically revoked by the IRS for failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-N, or 990-PF for 3 consecutive years. Further investigation and due diligence are warranted.

Mission

Nepal Adoptive Families, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded and staffed by adoptive parents, inspired by our experience as parents to children from Nepal, it is this corporation's goal to provide comprehensive supports to enhance the lives of unparented children in Nepal, Nepali adoptees and their families.

Through volunteerism and donations NAFA is committed to improving the quality of care and development of Nepal's most vulnerable children, the unparented.

NAFA provides social and financial support to Nepali adoptees and their families all over the world providing connection opportunities for adoptees, ethnic and cultural activities and information and experience networks for families parenting children from Nepal.

NAFA is committed to treating all persons with respect, dignity and compassion and welcomes all families regardless of race, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, nationality or disability.

Ruling year info

2015

President

Amy Hecht

Main address

900 W End Ave Apt 1c

New York, NY 10025 USA

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EIN

47-4023197

NTEE code info

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs and results

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NAFA Nourishes

When children grow up undernourished, the results can be devastating. These children can have trouble fighting infection and can grow up to be physically stunted and mentally challenged. Many of these repercussions can last three generations. When treated effectively however, results include lowered instances of illness, faster recovery time, decreased mortality rates in childhood, longer life expectancy, increased cognitive ability, increased physical stature, healthier pregnancies and healthier offspring.Treating the problem is often complex. Many unparented children are ravaged by parasites so they are unable to use the nutrition that is available to them. Many of the nutritional supplements used in the developing world have to be mixed with water. Often the water used to deliver the supplements is unclean and ends up tainting the supplement and defeating the purpose of the aid itself, often doing more harm than good. Generous aid often ends up stolen or misappropriated. Supporters and donors grow understandably wary of trying to help.

But working with many dedicated men and women, we now have ways to overcome all of these obstacles. NAFA Nourishes is designed to provide repeated health assessments with evaluative metrics, optimization of nutrient absorption (removing parasites, improving water, etc.), orphanage specific and individualized nutrient and caloric supplementation, nutritional education in intelligent choices (from budget to gardening, to how to combine foods for improved nutrient absorption) and the development of individual confidential health information and easily evaluated data for replication and expansion of the program.

NAFA Nourishes provides Plumpy’Sup, a highly effective and easy-to-store food supplement when needed. This enriched peanut butter based supplement is designed to help children in or around the malnourished range. Plumpy’Sup requires no water for preparation and no refrigeration for storage. The difference this supplement can make is astonishing. Children who are on the brink of starvation – skin and bones and a dull, lost gaze – are brought back to life, full cheeks, healthy bodies, and bright eyes and smiles! NAFA Nourishes is also working to rid the orphanages of the parasites that steal these children’s nutrition. Perhaps best of all, we have our nurses personally deliver the care, treatment and dietary supplements, so we know it gets there and that it is used to maximum benefit.

The science of malnutrition is clear. Undernourishment in the developmental years leads to serious physical and mental health issue. The difference a few dollars can make in a child’s life is stunning. If we build a house it might come down. But if we supply proper nutrition the child will grow up healthier, smarter, more capable of success in work and family. This relatively inexpensive intervention will affect their whole lives and the lives of their children and even their grandchildren. We are privileged beyond measure to take part in this transformation and moved at the results so far.

Please join us and join the children’s newfound hope and happiness.

Population(s) Served

Immediately following the massive earthquakes in Nepal we partnered with a Nepali NGO CNF Nepal on the ground in Kathmandu to bring much needed financial relief and supplies to over 350 children’s homes throughout Kathmandu and the Valley. Together we got building supplies, water filter systems, cash and medical supplies directly to the children’s homes and orphanages.

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Nepal Adoptive Families Association

Board of directors
as of 06/05/2016
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Amy Hecht

Hecht Ribas Group for Psychological Services

Term: 2015 -


Board co-chair

Larry Georgeson

Principal at Platinum Design Studio and Elevation Basements

Term: 2015 -

Leela Mookerjee

Attorney with GE

Aaron Skalka

Principal Officer of Transportation Resources

Susan Wilham

Criminal Appellate Lawyer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No