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Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, passes away

Our condolences to the family of Junko Tabei; she passed away on Thursday at the age of 77. Junko was the first woman to climb Mt. Everest.

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Keeping connected in Miao

Tibetans in the settlement of Miao went for years without any access to the internet—or even knowing what a computer could be used for.

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Summer's end, the Yartung Horse Festival

Yar tun marks the end of the lazy days of the growing season and the start of the hard work of the harvest. The ancient festival was revived in Lo Manthang about 15 years ago.

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Meet the first Loba doctor

When Wangdi was a young boy growing up in a low-caste village near Lo Manthang, he witnessed his sister’s death—something that could have been prevented if there had been medical care available.

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For Tibetans, 'tis the season for sweaters

While spending some time in South India with his family this month, Tibetan Field Director Tsedo couldn’t help but do some field work and visit the Tibetan communities there.

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Doctor's orders? See a doctor!

Many Tibetans in Tashiling Settlement used to wait to see a doctor until their illnesses became severe—or until it was too late.

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Tiger numbers rise, but so does poaching

Wild tiger populations have risen for the first time in a century. But poaching, too, has spiked, and tiger farms are only feeding the demand.

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New foundation, old souls

AHF supports an elders’ home near Swayambhunath, where 50 destitute Tibetan refugees are cared for by a dedicated staff and volunteers from the Tibetan Women’s Association.

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What's cooking in Kahule?

Maina Lama is breaking the mold for women in rural Nepal. She runs a small café in Kahule serving up veggies she grew herself, with help from an AHF-supported women's co-op.

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I was punched in the gut by STOP Girl Trafficking

Rafferty is hoping to keep another 50 Nepali girls safe in school for a year.

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