Ganesh Osti was my colleague and friend 1991-94 in a women’s literacy programme in his home district in central Nepal. He was an excellent teacher and trainer of local facilitators for the classes. I met him later in Kathmandu where he and his wife Juna were refugees from the civil war raging (1996-2006) in rural Nepal, and they were very aware of many families broken in the conflict and/or by HIV/AIDS, leaving destitute children. They resolved to provide a home for such kids, and the family has grown from five in April 2009 to twenty-five in 2020. Ganesh and Juna are greatly loved by their big family, for their love and care. It has been always a joy to visit the home twice a year and see the happy faces of the girls, growing physically, emotionally, educationally, and spiritually to be strong citizens of Nepal.
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