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Village in Nepal. Growing up in poverty, Khakendra dreamed of coming to America for a better life. His dream came true in 1991, arriving in San Francisco and embarking on an entirely new journey. In his book “Nueli Cried in the Himalayas”, Khakendra tells the story of his life, describes the life of his people, and shows the healing power of kindness, love, and a positive attitude. He has also spent over 7 years creating the film “Lost Village in the Himalayas”. Khakendra is the founder of Project Himalayan Hope, an organization dedicated to helping children’s education in his home village of Ulleri, Nepal.


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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