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Kopila Valley Journal

Kopila Valley

October 18, 2018

Nisha’s Takeover!

All my life I have been called Nisha and now all of sudden I am called Mamdaba. It’s weird how you feel so connected to one name and how important your identity is. But I like my Senegalese name as well. I will always be Mamdaba to my host family and my community in Senegal. Sometimes having this new different name makes me think I am a different and new me. 

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October 08, 2018

Morning Walk

I visited our Big Sisters' Home this morning. When I learn their stories I feel like they are something I should be reading in The New York Times or a novel and then I remember, this is real and true and they are standing in front of me and they are the girls I know and love.

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September 17, 2018

Kopila in Photos

Hi, everyone! My name is Molly Haley and I am an American photojournalist based in Portland, Maine. I’m honored to be here in Nepal working with BlinkNow to create new photographs that tell the stories of Kopila Valley & its incredible people.

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September 03, 2018

Stories of Nepal: Riches

"I have frantically searched for some labor so that I could take home food for my daughters. It has been a life of scarcity. But this has also been an abundant life."

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August 20, 2018

Stories of Nepal: Hope

"Today, I still have many memories that leave me sleepless many nights, but I always know the morning will bring hope. The mornings will tell me I am not a curse but a gift."

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