Live Chat with Maggie
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for our Facebook Live chat with Maggie!
We welcomed questions in advance from all of you wonderful supporters -- things you've always wanted to ask Maggie, or something you've always wanted to know about BlinkNow. We chose as many as we could fit during the time we had, and we're looking forward to doing more of these chats in the future!
The questions selected by our team from all the wonderful submissions we received:
- From Nicole in the Netherlands: How are the neighbors' children doing after their mother passed away? And of course, how are you doing with the children and the whole Kopila family after this tremendous, emotional year?
- From Laura: I think of all the people that would have looked at Hima that day 10 years ago and thought, "How sad!" and then went on their way. Why didn't you? Were you brought up in a home filled with compassion followed by actions? Was this surprising to anyone or did it go along with your character?
- From Erin: As a mother of 50+ children would you ever consider writing a "self-help" book or letters to my "other self"? If so, what would tell yourself tell yourself to do differently and what would be the most important piece of advice you would instill on other young mothers/mothers-to-be?
- From Rob: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
- From Lynne in Oregon: Where do you see BlinkNow in 10 years? In other words, once the youngest kids currently at Kopila Valley have matured to adulthood, what role do you anticipate for the Children's Home itself? Are there local people being trained to carry on this important work, or do you see yourself staying in Surkhet, as Maggie Mom, for the rest of your life?
- From Rebekah: Having the wisdom that comes with the grit and tenacity your work brings, what advice do you have for someone like me? I don't know where to begin. How can I help? Where do you see need in this world?
- From Barbara: In what ways is the use of social media an important tool for the BlinkNow organization? As the children grow up, what are you doing to help them to transition to adulthood and independence?
- From Alma: What is the best way of getting involved with BlinkNow?
- From Carole: Do you allow visitors or have volunteer programs?
- From Ricki Lake: What do you do to relax?
- From Christine: Have you thought of starting a college fund for your kids?
- From everyone: How is Nisha doing in the Netherlands?
Watch the video to see Maggie's responses!