New Land For A New Home

This spring we purchased new land for a permanent Children’s Home. In our current farmhouse, we are two years into a five-year lease, but we haven’t wanted to invest much in infrastructure on someone else’s land. Our goal now is to build a permanent...

From Possession to Profession

  Sukumaya was still experiencing some difficulty this spring, so Neel brought her to Kathmandu to stay with his family for a while. It turned out that her problem wasn’t possession by a forest spirit, but depression and fear about her future. At 14,...

Top Scores

Good news from our Children’s Home: The kids have made a dramatic academic turnaround. At first they were failing nearly all subjects. This year, all ten kids passed all subjects of their school exams, and four of them ranked in the top three of their grade! Way...

Spaghetti-O and Friends

Ten kids meet ten quirky stuffed animal pillows…and fall in love. This spring Mountain Madness wanted to send gifts to our orphanage kids. I dutifully stuffed my suitcase with funny little stitched pillows, handmade by Girl Scouts, then stuffed them all again...

A Shaman Amongst Us

Creating a children’s home in rural Nepal has been a wonderfully rewarding experience, but it’s not without its challenges. We have faced issues ranging from low exam scores to mice–with varying success. (We have high exam scores now but persistent...