The living conditions of the mountain people in Hattiya are very poor. Hattiya is a very authentic and protected village. Before 2009, there was no road leading to the village, so tourists were unable to reach it. You can only get to Hattiya through mountain paths that lead through rice terraces.
The closest school for the children in Hattiya was situated in Khandbari. They had to walk for four to six days to get to the school and they had to stay in CPET Hostel for an entire year. We were able to change this by building this new school.
We have not started any child sponsorships in Hattiya, because the village is very difficult to reach. This way, we cannot guarantee that the child sponsorships are properly managed.