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Aji's is a social enterprise that empowers the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge. We enable the elderly to make and sell products through our online store, share their stories and experiences on the Aji's blog and events, and connect with the younger generation via the #AskAnAji campaign.

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  • Lorina Sthapit


  • Pursarth Tuladhar


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  • Champa Devi Tuladhar

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    75 years old Champa Devi Tuladhar has been making woolen wears for the past 50 years. It helps her to forget worldly issues and keeps her mind at peace. She has five grandchildren and she loves spending time with them. “I can’t believe my knitting skills have become more than just a hobby."

  • Dil Hera Tuladhar

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    84 years old Dil Hera Tuladhar from Kathmandu has been making shawls and knitting woolen wears since she was 25 years old. She learned to craft while living in Kalimpong. She started making these blankets for her grandchildren and more recently for her great-grandchildren.

  • Juju Ratna Tamrakar

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Juju Ratna is 70 years old and is a skilled painter and sculptor. He worked as the artist for the Nepal Rastra Bank (central bank of Nepal) for 25 years. He retired at the age of 45 but has never stopped making art. He has a small studio space in his terrace where he spends most of his time.

  • Kamala Kansakar

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kamala Kansakar, 70, learned to knit from her father when she was just a young girl. For 35 years she worked to keep our skies safe at the Civil Aviation Authority. Today she lives in Kathmandu with her family. She spends her time knitting beautiful sweaters and dresses for kids.

  • Menuka Shrestha

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Menuka Shrestha is the make of Poh bracelets. She lives in Kathmandu, Nepal. She has a son and two daughters. Her elder daughter and five-year-old grand daughter live in Pokhara and try to visit her every alternate month. "I am very glad to be able to make extra money to support for my family."

  • Ram Kumari Shrestha

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    82 year old Ram Kumari Shrestha from Hyumat tole in Kathmandu is a skilled seamstress. She loves to sew and also enjoys watching Bollywood movies and strolling in her neighborhood park. As a young girl she was not allowed to go to school but she secretly learned to read and write.

  • Ram Maya Maharjan

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Ram Maya is 66 years old and lives in Siddhipur in the outskirts of Kathmandu. She learned to make the traditional Nepali stools and mats made of straw from her mother when she was 20 years old. This skill has been passed down from mother to daughter in the Maharjan family for several generations.

  • Ratna Kaji Tamrakar

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Ratna Kaji is from Maru in Kathmandu. He is a 62 year old skilled goldsmith and silversmith. When he was 15 years old, he dropped out of school (8th grade) to learn the skill of making jewelry and ornaments from his father. This skill has been passed down in the Tamrakar family for 10 generations!

  • Shiro Moktan

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Shiro Moktan is 67 years old and lives in Satdobato in Kathmandu. Shiro started the first Cambridge GCE and A levels school in Nepal and worked in the education sector for three decades. After retirement she is supporting herself by using her passion for crafting. She also likes to knit, sew & bake.

  • Sushila Sthapit

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    72-year-old Sushila Sthapit is the maker of Tapu headwarmer. She has retired from work but is continuing her interest of knitting which she learned from her mother during childhood days. “I strongly believe in not staying idle and Aji’s has given me a reason to do what I love.”

  • Usha Shakya

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Usha Shakya lives in the Chaunni neighborhood of Kathmandu. Her passion for knitting and sewing started during her school days when she studied Home Science. She spent her life as a homemaker which kept her busy and with little time to spend on her craft. Now that her kids are grown up, she has

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