Growing Children, Blooming Trees!

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We feel so lucky that we live in a beautiful valley just outside of Kathmandu, where our children can breathe clean air and experience the glories of their amazing country. In the spring, our trees begin to flower and so do the children – we realize how much they have grown and blossomed over the winter. And sometimes big sisters …

A Special Visitor

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A few weeks ago, our Ama Ghar family had a special visit from Indigo, the niece of our Ama Ghar board member, Poonam Mudvari. She wrote a wonderful account of her visit that we want to share with you here: As we drove through the bumpy Kathmandu roads to Ama Ghar, my knee was bouncing up and down, and not …

Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

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It is extremely rare to have snow at Ama Ghar, even in the coldest winter. We often have cold rain, sleet and even hail, but snow is a new and exciting experience for everyone! Since we don’t like to miss out on any opportunity for fun, all the kids and staff bundled up and spent some time heaving snowballs at …

Winter Fun at Ama Ghar!

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Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean our family doesn’t have any fun… no sitting around being bored for these kids! One of our favorite things to do, no matter what the time of year, is to put on a show – the kids call them “dramas” – and our cache of costumes is growing. And since one of their …

Ama Ghar Journalist Makes Good

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Jenuka was three years old when she and her sister Menuka came to Ama Ghar in 2001, and now she is a 20-year-old studying for her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism through a scholarship from the Bo M. Karlsson Foundation. We are so proud to share with you an excellent article she wrote for Glocal Khabar, an online portal that publishes …

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 …

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. …