Happy Dashain to One and All!

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The Dashain holiday is the most exciting festival on the calendar for the entire country of Nepal, but especially here at Ama Ghar! Dashain traditions are particularly fun for kids, from swinging on the tall “ping” that we build to playing games, harvesting rice, getting new clothes and special tika ceremonies. And the very best part is that big brothers …

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 …

Rice Planting Can Be Fun!

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At Ama Ghar, we grow a portion of the rice that we eat, which makes sense because of our location in the beautiful valleys and rice fields of Godavari, about sixteen kilometers outside Kathmandu. As soon as the monsoon comes and turns the fields to mud, it’s time to plant the new seedlings. As you can see from the photos, …

Sadness and Joy at Ama Ghar

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Our young Ama Ghar women Manju, Samjana and Jenuka volunteered at renowned artist Jan Salter’s website launch and memorial in May. Sadly, Jan passed away on April 29, 2018 before the Website launch. Jan was mostly known for her Faces of Nepal, 40 years of exquisite pencil portraits of every ethnic group in Nepal. Bonnie Auntie and the girls got …

Three Mums Do – a lot!

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Here’s the latest in our series #myamagharstory… the story of a visit to Ama Ghar from three amazing, dynamic British women – Sherry Hornagold-Prosser, Elissa Judd and Suzie Bowley – in their own words and pictures, from their Facebook page. January 2, 2018 We have arrived at Ama Ghar, greeted by the children who were so excited. The roads in …

Farewell to Class Ten…

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… and to childhood. Remember our darling little Laxmi and Aruneema? Somehow they grew up and became beautiful, accomplished young women! Please join us in congratulating them on passing Class Ten – they’ve worked very hard to get here, and now they will study even harder to make sure they pass their exams and go on to higher education. But …