The Eckstrom Family’s Ama Ghar Story

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My family and I have supported Ama Foundation for years, and while I never doubted the merits of Ama Ghar as a charity, I have often been skeptical about supporting overseas programs due to the frequency of fraudulent and corrupt charities in the poorest regions of the world.  I certainly trusted those who knew first-hand about Ama Ghar, but I …

Honors Thesis Features Ama Ghar!

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What an honor indeed! Lindsay Zapata (known to the children as Lindsay Sister) visited Ama Ghar in the summer of 2016 as a student at Arizona State University who was participating in a Study Abroad course. Lindsay’s major at Barrett Honors College at ASU is Non-Profit Development, with a special interest in children. And, of course, as we all do …

The Nepal Earthquake is not over.

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The Nepal Earthquake is not over. Two years later, it is still devastating the lives of children. The ground may have stopped shaking, but the effects of the 2015 earthquake in Nepal are far from over. Thousands of families have been destroyed forever – there has been a marked increase in child trafficking because vulnerable children were separated from their …

Five New Children to Make the Season Bright!

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Finally – after a long wait to clear paperwork – we have welcomed five more new children from the earthquake affected Districts. After the earthquake in April 2015, each of the 14 districts had numerous Child Safe Places and displaced person camps set-up and monitored by various INGO’s, NGO’s, GoN, and District Child Welfare Officers. Out of over 2,000 displaced …

Ama Foundation Book Helps Traumatized Children

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Ama Foundation and Global Family Village, a U.S. based charity that supports community based alternative care of children, have teamed up to help children affected by the recent earthquakes, bringing them a storybook called, “Gita and Shyam: The Day The Earth Shook.” The storybook was written to help children deal with the aftermath of disasters. The book was first published …

Singing for Ama Ghar!

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“Those who wish to sing Always find a song” — Norwegian proverb Our wonderful Ama Ghar supporter in Edinburgh, Scotland – Jane Schonveld – sent us a story about the earthquake fundraiser she gave in a friend’s home… just goes to show you that fundraisers don’t have to be fancy – but can be heartfelt and fun. Thanks, Jane and …

Dignity for the Displaced

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One of the worst consequences of the series of earthquakes in Nepal is the number of people who have been displaced. Their homes are either destroyed or uninhabitable and they see little or no hope of re-building in the near future, so they are forced to live in camps under less than ideal conditions. Thanks to our wonderful donor family, …