From a young age Marcel felt the need to help others. In the seventh grade he would volunteer at his church, becoming a tradition of service that continued through high school and into college. Now a graduate of the Raritan Valley Community College, who worked with children at the local YMCA. His studies and work augment the love of helping others.
After a chance encounter with Dr. Tulsi, Marcel learned of a greater opportunity to impact the lives of others. Till now Marcel’s giving focused on his local community. Through the Friends of Nepal – NJ’s ASHA PROJECT, Marcel embarked on a journey to help those in need across the globe. Joining the Asha Project, he will help bring hope back to Nepal. ASHA , which means hope in Nepali, provides relief to people in Nepal by not only providing micro credit loans to hard working people throughout Nepal, but by organizing volunteers, like Marcel, to help rebuild homes destroyed in the massive 2015 earthquake. Most of the nation was affected and many people still need homes, and children desperately need schools. Marcel and the Asha Project will bring them much needed supplies for schools and homes.
Marcel took part in 2017 Humanitarian Mission to Nepal and made connections that will last a lifetime. As Marcel said, “I am very excited to go to Nepal and experience their rich culture, to see Mount Everest from a distance, and meet new and exciting people.”
The Asha Project is grateful to Marcel and our other volunteers for their commitment to improving the lives of people in Nepal. If you would like to contribute, like Marcel, please reach out to the Asha Project at http://www.theashaproject.org/contact.html to find out more about how you can make a difference.