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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Creating SPARKs: Installing more systems in Janaki Nagar

Creating SPARKs: Installing more systems in Janaki Nagar By Karma Wangyal December 11, 2017 A couple of months ago, we were introduced to the Janaki Nagar community by one of our partners Global Peace Foundation Nepal. When we touched down the community for the first time we were shocked to see the condition of the[…]

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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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Thrive Projects Evolving in 2017

THRIVE PROJECTS EVOLVING IN 2017… By Amanda Chou नमस्ते (namastē) Thrive Nation! I am back, checking in with you all on some incredible updates from the first two months of the New Year! After our three co-founders graduated in December 2016, Brian Kam and Ryan Brinkerhoff flew back to Nepal and began their second deployment[…]

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Introducing Thrive Nepal

INTRODUCING THE THRIVE NEPAL TEAM By Karma Wangyal Lama, Thrive Nepal President I come from a small village in Sindhupalchowk-Hyolmo, at the north of Kathmandu, which is 7-8 hours drive from the capital. Growing up, I always wanted to work with an NGO because working with NGOs have a good reputation and would be a[…]

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