A paddy field is a flooded parcel of land used for growing rice. The oceans of green stalks found in these paddy fields are more than a pretty landscape scene — they represent an ancient agricultural legacy that is now responsible for producing one of the world’s most important staple foods: rice. The people of Nepal count on the nutrients of rice daily, pointing to just how much this community valued the idea of building a school and a playground…they sacrificed two of their paddies to ensure their children have the brightest possible future!

You can make a qualified charitable distribution by using the "Make a Gift From My IRA" tool through your IRA custodian or consult with your employer’s human resources department to get the simple form to designate Kids Around The World (EIN #36-4007250) as a beneficiary of your retirement account.

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