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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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Meanwhile, in Nepal...

Nepal is in a strict lockdown until April ​7th. So far, there are only a handful of recorded cases of COVID-19, but lack of testing and info about proper safeguards ​is an ongoing concern.

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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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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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A love letter to the AHF family and friends

We feel deeply privileged to be entrusted with your support and belief in us. It makes everything we do possible.

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The healing power of water

Every morning, Ama Taomo, like many women and children in the Himalaya, carries her recycled juice and cooking oil containers to the nearest filter tap and collects safe drinking water for her family.

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Altruism in Action

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Infamous Annual Dinner an unmitigated success. Thanks to the overwhelming generosity of AHF supporters, many, many Himalayan people will have better, happier lives.

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Annapurna's Song

The Jerry Garcia Foundation has released the first album on its Only Love Records music label, Annapurna's Song, Music of the Himalayas, a collaborative project with Seven Seas Music to benefit the American Himalayan Foundation.

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World Kindness Day 2019

World Kindness Day is a global day that promotes the importance of being kind to each other. At our Infamous Annual Dinner last Thursday, our guest speaker, the amazing Matthieu Ricard, helped everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together.

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Human Trafficking in Nepal

Viewpoints Radio chats with Sarah Bakker, the American Himalayan Foundation's Director of Operations, about AHF's STOP Girl Trafficking Initiative, which keeps Nepali girls stay safe from human trafficking by giving them an education.

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