Posts by Author: Bruce Moore
Maghe is the tenth month of the Nepalese calendar, and Sankranti is the first day of Makarai (Capricorn). It is one of the most auspicious days and is much cause for celebration. However, until only nine years ago, it also marked the first day of servitude for many girls from the far west...
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…
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…
Safe in the green, green grasses of home
Peaceful, luxurient rice paddies in the hills of Nepal belie the risks girls who work in them face: trafficking, exploitative labor, child marriage.
Reviving the ancient Kingdom of Lo
In 1994 the Gyalpo (King) of Upper Mustang asked us for help. He, and the people of the ancient Kingdom of Lo needed its heart, soul and strength revitalized so that their culture could be brought back from the edge of extinction.
Rebuilding hope, brick by brick
In the days, weeks and months following the first 7.8 magnitude quake, I, my field office team, our partners, and a handful of volunteers, distributed food, shelter, supplies, and medicine to tens of thousands of Nepalese and Tibetans affected by the quakes.
Making miracles happen
A visit to HRDC makes my week. Seeing firsthand the life changing procedures and therapies Dr. Ashok and now his son, Dr. Bibek and the team offer these children is to witness miracles over and over again.
Keeping the legacy alive
Sir Edmund Hillary and his Himalayan Trust were one of AHF’s very first partners, and while Sir Ed sadly is no longer with us, we help his legacy live on.
The Slums of Surkhet
Ten minutes from the bus depot is a target-rich environment for slavers – a slum alongside a busy, dusty highway. We crossed fetid open drains on sheets of plywood (there are no paths) to meet two of the SGT girls living there.
Rock Star Dawa Takes SGT Up
Twenty-five STOP Girl Trafficking alums and Friday Teachers just took part in a two-days outdoor education and leadership training led by Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, a North Face athlete and Everest and K2 summiter.