Thank You to Moldovan Academy

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Our friends at Moldovan Academy, a private pre-school in San Francisco, honored us with a fundraiser, called Art in the Park, on a beautiful day in September. To celebrate Moldovan’s 10th anniversary, the Academy put on ten fundraisers throughout the year, culminating in the grand finale, called Art in the Park, to benefit Ama Foundation. As you might guess, the …

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 …

Greetings from Kathmandu!

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This has been an exciting week for Manisha, as she is due to receive her Bachelors degree in Hospitality and Hotel Management from the prestigious Silver Mountain College on March 5. This week she’s shopping for saris to wear for the ceremony – and she dropped in to visit her Ama Ghar sister Parbati, who is working as a barista …

Find Holiday Gifts That Support Ama Ghar

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During this holiday season, we really appreciate our friends who donate a percentage of their profits to support Ama Ghar! If you want to find some high quality, unique gifts for your friends and family and benefit Ama Ghar at the same time, check out these links: Happy Earth Tea – Our friend Niraj Lama is donating a percentage of all …

A Quiet Dashain at Ama Ghar

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As we are observing the traditional period of mourning for Anjana, we did not have a full celebration of Dashain this year. However, each of the small children received new clothing and small amount of money and we all enjoyed the visits from our grownup Ama Ghar children, who came home for the holiday. A special treat was the visit …

15 Years and Going Strong

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It’s been 15 years today (August 1) since the official founding of Ama Ghar. Thinking back, it’s astonishing how much has been accomplished – and as is true with any family, the kids just grow up too fast! This photo was taken at the old Ama Ghar home, probably around 2004. Almost all the children in this photo are grown …