Have you ever heard of microloans? Basically it means that in areas of poverty where a person can’t obtain a loan from a bank, they get money from an organization called Kiva that gathers small amounts of money (in this case $25) from a bunch of different people to loan to that individual. The person […]
My dream is to someday volunteer my acupuncture services in Nepal for the Acupuncture Relief Project. Their organization put together this short video called Compassion Connects on what they do there. I wanted to share it because I think it is so inspiring! http://vimeo.com/44075076
Because I have received such an overwhelmingly response of support from people wanting to send money to my family in Nepal, I am going to do 100% matching of everything donated which means anything you donate will be doubled. In a country where even $10 makes a difference, think about the huge impact you can […]
As many of you know, I have been to Nepal twice and have a family there that I keep in contact with. They are the Duwadi family and they invited me into their home both times I was there. They took care of me when I had a potentially life-threatening illness using herbal medicine and inspired me […]
Here at Beautiful Ama we believe in giving back to our community. So we’re donating to an organization in Hastings called The Retreat that runs a recovery program for men and women working to overcome their addiction to alcohol and other drugs. Their program is unique because a large community of volunteers help run the program, making it affordable for those who don’t have health insurance. If this is a cause you would like to support, check them out at www.theretreat.org.