STORY BY ADYA JHA
Hope has the power to move people. Hope has changed the course of history, and millions of lives. The magic of hope is what we are looking to spread here at ASHA. Using our three pillars, HOMES OF HOPE, RAYS OF HOPE, and LEGACY OF HOPE, we are determined to spread the idea of a brighter, more prosperous, and stronger future.
ASHA was originally founded in 2015 in response to the Nepal earthquake which left thousands dead, but our mission extended much before that. Starting from a small $500 donation in 1992, we have provided thousands of dollars in scholarships and have helped build places of hope such as science labs, libraries and water projects. In addition to that, we have loaned more than $150,000 in micro credit loans in Nepal, along with countless donations. Almost as important as hope, is the importance of education. It is every child’s right to receive an education, which in turn increases hope. ASHA has distributed hundreds of pens and pencils to symbolize opportunity. The power of learning and information creates the leaders of tomorrow. To this day, ASHA has been persistent in spreading the message of hope to everyone. This is our biggest ambition, and we will work to break down the barriers and spread the idea of hopefulness and optimism to everyone across Nepal.