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Kopila Valley Journal


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

Following in Her Footsteps

In May of 2018, Nisha graduated and made the decision to follow in Maggie’s footsteps by taking a gap year of her own. This journey has come full circle for Maggie, and to prepare Nisha for her next adventure, they decided to sit down to go over any questions and last minute jitters. See below to see what they had to say!

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September 25, 2018

A Year Ago Today

A year ago today we threw the kids a mega party and read vows on top of a Himalayan mountain declaring our love and commitment to each other and to our kids.

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August 27, 2018

Stories of Nepal: My Daughter

"Her father is dead to me, but I am a woman and in this country where your daughter isn't yours until your husband says so."

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August 23, 2018

Stories of Nepal: Mothers

"Our happiness also became our sorrow. My daughter-in-law died while giving birth. My heartache was boundless but my son’s hurt was bigger than mine. I swallowed my tears and took the newborn in my lap."

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