Amy’s Ama Ghar Story

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Today is the kickoff of our #myamagharstory campaign! We invite all of you who have visited Ama Ghar to tell your story, and make it as personal as you can… our visitors and their relationships with our children are the best Ama Ghar stories of all. Please email your story to info@ama-foundation.org or call 520-255-3556 if you have questions. Our …

Save Our Education Fund – and have fun, too!

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  Please join us for a wonderful evening of holiday fun in Mill Valley, California on December 14! Our Holiday Dance Party features Wonderbread5, one of northern California’s most fun bands, an auction of Asian art, vacation packages and Nepali crafts that would make fantastic holiday gifts and some surprise guests. Reserve your tickets here. What’s this all about, besides …

Honoring the International Day of the Girl

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In honor of the International Day of the Girl, we celebrate Manisha, who came to Ama Ghar as a small child from a remote village. Her mother had died and she was left to work long hours in the fields cutting and carrying grass for her stepmother – she had a very hard life and no hope for the future. …

Happy Dashain from our Family to Yours!

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Dashain is the biggest, longest and most auspicious festival of the year in Nepal, celebrated by everyone. During the 15 days of celebration, no one works, and the goddess Durga in all her manifestations is worshiped with special pujas and tika ceremonies. In preparation for Dashain every home is cleaned thoroughly and beautifully decorated, painted as an invitation to the …

Monsoon Rainy Days

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We’ve had a huge monsoon this year, which has been welcome, as our garden is providing plentiful vegetables and the lush vegetation around our house looks beautiful. Because of the rain we’ve been focused on indoor activities – everything from special ceremonies to games and puzzles. Since we have been in mourning for Anjana, we have not had full celebrations …

Balu Means Bear

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After eight years of incredible service, our faithful dog Balu has passed on to his reward. He came from the street, so we really never knew his age, but we think he was about 15 years old. The name Balu means “Bear” and he was the quiet and patient recipient of many wonderful bear hugs from our children; he was …

Join us at the beautiful Wingtip Club!

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This exclusive private club is located in a historic building downtown San Francisco on the 10th floor with stunning views of the iconic Pyramid Building. The club also features “The Wine Cave”, an intimate event space with over 2,000 bottles of wine lining the walls, where you can sip wines and bubbly while munching on tasty culinary delights! Besides enjoying …

Srijana’s Fashion Triumph

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  We are always amazed at the accomplishments of our Ama Ghar children – even though we’ve thought they were brilliant since childhood, it’s great to get validation from the outside world. During Nepal Fashion Week, our Srijana, who is a student at design school, was one of three young designers featured in an incredible fashion show. What an experience …