The End of Nepali TPS

The End of Nepali TPS Exploring the reasons behind the decision, whether it was right, and what it means for thousands of Nepalis in the United States. On April 25, 2018, hundreds of people gathered around the fallen Dharahara tower in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal in remembrance of the 60 victims tragically buried under its rubble[…]

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Thrive Projects: Three years after disaster

Thrive Projects: Three years after disaster Three years ago today, April 25, a devastating earthquake brought unprecedented damage to communities across Nepal, leaving around half a million buildings destroyed and displacing an estimated 2.8 million people. Since then, international aid has poured into the small developing nation from both foreign states and NGOs, totaling around[…]

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New Year, Same Mission

New Year, Same Mission By Dorje Wangchuck In the first 3 months of 2018 Thrive Nepal has continued taking steps towards our mission. We trained 91 people with our Solar Powered Auxiliary Relief Kiosk (SPARK) training for people of various backgrounds in different geography of Nepal. The training has been a major part of the[…]

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Why We #Thrive: An Interview with the Co-Founders of Thrive Projects

By Amanda Chou January 27, 2018 Hey #ThriveNation! Recently, I sat down with co-founders Brian Kam, Ryan Brinkerhoff and Joshua Moon to talk about Thrive’s core values, current programs, and journey that got us to where we are today. With mentions of some of our personal favorite milestones and inspiring stories over the past year[…]

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Friendship for Terai

Friendship for Terai By Dorje Wangchuck August 25, 2017 Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about my friends in the Terai region of Nepal. It has been more than a week now that Terai along with many districts of India and Bangladesh have been swept away by this flood. Reports state that millions of people[…]

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Exploring Thrive Haiti

Exploring Thrive Haiti By Ryan Brinkerhoff August 10, 2017 After 18 months of planning, fundraising and ground work in Nepal, Thrive has officially touched down in a new country. But before sharing that experience with you, our whole team would like to say thank you to our beloved Thrive Nation and our new friend, Monsieur[…]

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Shagotom Khalid: discovering more of South Asian entrepreneurship

By Khalid Khan July 17, 2017 স্বাগতম (Shagotom – ‘Welcome’ in Bangla) from Bangladesh, Thrive Nation! After a memorable experience in Nepal, my travels took me to the city of Chittagong, Bangladesh to attend the first-ever Bangladesh-Nepal Youth Convention, hosted by Youth Alliance International (YAI). Ever since joining Thrive Projects, I have always been interested[…]

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A More Holistic Approach in Southern Nepal

By Ryan Brinkerhoff June 22, 2017 Welcome back, Thrive Nation! Ryan here, reporting on my last week of this trip to Nepal. If you have been following any of our social media channels, you might have noticed a video we posted about our work in Janaki Nagar, a community located in the Terai (Southern) Region of[…]

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Swagatam Khalid

Swagatam Khalid By Khalid Khan June 5, 2017 स्वागतम् (swagatam) Thrive Nation! Since this is my first blog and my first time in Nepal, it is only appropriate that I introduce myself to you. I was born and raised in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, and then moved to Syracuse, New York where I[…]

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