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Sour, Spicy, & Sweet

It was 11am, and the monsoon deluge was finally abating as Charu and I cautiously made our way along the slippery mud track towards Sari and Devaki’s house. They are sisters. A few years ago, their father left them to work in the Middle East. His departure triggered something in their mother…

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Alive and Kicking: Himani's Story

Himani is a high spirited, high-kicking STOP Girl Trafficking (and Taekwondo) student. Eight years ago, a cinderblock fell on her foot and badly damaged it, and her struggling mother couldn’t afford treatment. I met her this year and introduced her to…

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The view from the Top!

On May 29th, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and my father Tenzing Norgay made their historic ascent of Chomolungma (Mount Everest). 67 years later, in 2020, the Covid pandemic completely shut down the mountaineering season in Nepal.

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Namdu: a loving tribute

Namdu Sherpani, one of the original guiding spirits of the AHF, passed away last week in Kathmandu, surrounded by family.

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Happy Mother’s Day! Gratitude to all of you!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms, grandmas, aunties, big sisters, and anyone else stepping up to the role! We hope you are able to celebrate today with someone you love – even a phone call or video chat. Thank you for holding up at least half the sky! Meet some of AHF’s treasured momo-las (‘grandmas’)

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USAID helps HRDC

Good news! AHF has been awarded a grant from the USAID American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Initiative for HRDC to equip their new OR and patient ward with modernized and state of the art medical equipment. Below is the full press release.

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Celebrating World Water Day with a new water system

In 1961, this small Himalayan settlement was established in the mountains close to the border. It is quite remote, but it’s located along a trekking route, so residents get much of their income from tourists. They also farm barley, wheat, and potatoes.

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4.5 Million Meals Delivered

Walking through the cold winter winds, I began to realize how harsh and difficult life is in Mustang. This was the first time I was in Mustang in the winter, I had only seen it during the nice summer months. People looked wearier, maybe it was because of the sand and dust on their skin or the burden of the pandemic or both.

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Losar Tashi Delek!

Happy Losar, year of the of the Metal Ox, to you and your loved ones. Losar, the new year based on a lunar calendar, is celebrated for two weeks by Sherpas, Lobas, and Tibetans in the Himalaya.

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Just a heartwarming dog story

Four young women started a small nonprofit to help take care of street dogs in Kathmandu. Every day they boil up pots of chicken and rice and head out in the afternoon. The dogs know what’s coming and patiently wait their turn.

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