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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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The Hospital on the Hill

“You see these children transform when they come here. When they get some love, when they get their dignity and hope back, they start smiling again. That is what inspires all of us.”

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Maya – changing her fate

While talking with STOP Girl Trafficking students in a classroom, the SGT team noticed a little girl in a tattered uniform listening from outside. They spoke to her afterwards and learned her name was Maya...

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Gita – loss, struggle, and hope

When Gita was only two years old, her father was accused of stealing from a neighbor and sent to jail. Gita’s mother swears that he was innocent, but that does little to help her struggling family. To lighten her mother’s burden, Gita was sent to live with an aunt and uncle who had HIV...

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Aruna from the field

I was just on a field visit in the Far West. People now are more worried about food and work and less about Corona. I understand their point. There is a lot of suffering. We met many people, students, their parents, and school teachers, and everyone is sad.

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Kickin it up a notch, Pertemba Sherpa style 1980

It’s 1980 and the legendary Pertemba Sherpa is teaching some of his fellow climbers the fine art of rappelling, in front of Ama Dablam. Was the start of something good for Sherpa mountaineers.

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Gordon Wiltsie, Featured Photographer

"I was very lucky to have photographed this image of the Potala Palace, bathed in glowing morning light, back in 1986, when Lhasa still seemed like a small town. Barely a decade later, I returned to my earlier vantage..."

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Samdo in shutdown

As Nepal entered lockdown, it was snowing in Samdo village, at 12,700’. Supplies are already running short and “We are trying to keep the children in home as much as possible, although they want to play in the snow."

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April in Mustang

In addition to not reopening schools, closing villages to visitors, and preparing the health clinics, the people have decorated the entrance gate to Lo Manthang with sacred Buddhist texts to ward off the Coronavirus.

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Happy Losar! Year of the Iron Mouse

On the first day of the Tibetan year 2167 of the Iron Mouse, we wanted to share heartfelt Losar wishes from AHF students across the Himalaya.

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