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Posts by Author: Bruce Moore

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Beautiful, wild Mustang in photos

Every year after the planting season is over in Upper Mustang, villagers take out the sacred Kangyur texts and carry them around the fields in a prayer for a healthy harvest.

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