2019 HIghlights of the Asha Project


HELPING poor people in Nepal to rebuild their LIVES and renew their HOPE.

The Asha Project is a joint project of the Friends of Nepal-NJ (FONNJ) and the Rotary club of Branchburg to help poor people in Nepal by focusing on education, micro credit and homes and community building.

ASHA PROJECT works in collaboration with many organizations to support community schools, health centers, micro credit projects and scholarships in Nepal.


With our ASHA PROJECT’S three pillar model, we are providing HOPE & OPPORTUNITIES for thousands of people in Nepal.

What will really stick with me for the rest of my life are the youth leaders. They are such an inspiration to me and I can only imagine the great things they will accomplish in their lives.When you think about the ripple effect that will have, you really start to feel a sense of the scale of what is being accomplished by our ASHA PROJECT”.

Dr. Tulsi R. Maharjan, Founder, The Asha Project


FONNJ has worked in Nepal for the past 29 years to provide humanitarian support. With a small investment of $500 made to start an educational fund 29 years ago, now we are providing more than 500 scholarships a year.

We have completed more than 17 Rotary Foundation grants in Nepal worth more than $950,000 to improve water, sanitation, health and educational opportunities for more than 70,000 people in Nepal.



  • 5000+ scholarships provided to date helping 50,000 students access to education and school supplies
  • 5000+ students enrolled in our computer literacy Digital Divide project
  • 150 girls graduated secondary school from Schools since 2000


Helping families stay healthy and thrive for generations

  • $15,000+ in medical supplies provided to date to health service
  • 8000+ patients served to date at various Health Camps


Empowering parents to earn a sustainable income

  • 10,000+ women empowered to date with financial independence
  • 200+ women empowered through a new Women’s Empowerment Program
  • 500+ participants trained in financial literacy and animal husbandry to lift a community out of poverty


It is amazing how a short, four letter words can represent so much. ASHA means HOPE in Nepali, and that is our purpose. I would like to personally thank you for being a part of the team. Your support for the ASHA PROJECT has transformed the lives of not just individuals, but entire communities, empowering them with the tools to break the cycle of poverty.

We truly believe in the work ASHA PROJECT is doing in Nepal, they are making a huge impact in Nepal, not only with the services and support they provide, but also with the inspiration and education they provide to youth all over Nepal to make a difference and change our world for the better. ASHA PROJECT creates global citizens.”

Rotary club of Patan West.


[ ] $50 To provide meals for students.

[ ] $75 Send one student to school.

[ ] $100 Buy two goats for family.

[ ] $100 Support young ladies with sanitary pads.

[ ] $350 Support one student with a uniform and school supplies for one year.

[ ] $500 Establish E-library.

[ ] $500 Start a business with micro credit.

Call us if you would like to work with us to make a difference in the lives of people in Nepal.

Phone 908-369-4318 or email us at trm7510@gmail.com. www.theashaproject.org

Please mail your tax deductible check to the address below or contact us for more information.

P.O. Box 5015, Somerville, NJ 08876 908-369-4318

Email: trm7510@gmail.com

Published by trm7510

The Asha Project – works in collaboration with local and international partner organizations as well as individuals and governments, to provide HOPE and OPPORTUNITIES for the people of Nepal. We thrive at the intersection of Passion, purpose and Promise.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: