Trustees

Peter Bashford is the Founder and Chairperson of Asha Nepal. With a background in design and in the garment industry, working in China, Thailand, India and Vietnam, he became increasingly concerned and active on child labour issues. Inspired by Sue...

Laxmi, from Shantibazar, Nuwakot, is working at the Asha Children's Reintegration Centre as Assistant House Mother, or didi, while she studies at college. She passed her SLC with good marks and is now majoring in Nepali and Sociology....

A widowed mother of two, Tara has been working with Asha since 2009, first as a house mother and now as a Foster Mother. She says, 'I was very keen to help others who needed help, so finding a way through Asha to help needy...

Sue has recently stepped down as a trustee for Asha Nepal. A writer and photographer, Sue was instrumental in setting up the organisation after Peter read her article for You magazine about trafficking in Nepal. Based in London, Sue travels...

Bina has been working at the Asha Children's Reintegration Centre as House Mother since 2011. She has just completed her education, majoring in Nepali. She says, 'I enjoy spending time with children because their presence...

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Jamie is a GP from Scotland who has had a long association with Nepal. He first travelled there in 1980 as an overland driver for an overland expedition company taking backpackers from London to India and Kathmandu. In 1985 he returned to the UK to train...

After working for Asha Nepal for several years as a volunteer, Riti is now the House Manager for our four residential units (the Children's Reintegration Centre, the Girls' Centre and the two Foster Homes). She has a BA in...

Smriti is Country Director of Asha Nepal based in Kathmandu, and Chairperson of the AN board in Nepal. She coordinates our projects and liaises direct with the majority of non-UK-based donors.  A long-term associate...

Uzen is a Social Worker for Asha Nepal. She has a BA in Social Work from Kathmandu Model College and is currently studying for a Masters in Child Development and Gender Sensitization as well as a Bachelor of Law. During...

Asha's Administration and Finance Officer, Kusum has been involved in social work since 2011, working with human trafficking survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Trained in management, she is currently...

Bina is our Psychosocial Counsellor, responsible for individual and group counselling for all Asha beneficiaries, and Case Management at the Girls' Centre.  From Sindhupalchowk, Bina has a BA in Sociology and Journalism, and a...

Laxmi Shrestha adds a maturity to what is a relatively young team. She comes from the western part of Kathmandu and is the widowed Mother of 2 children who are already settled with their own families. She got to know about sex trafficking through her...

Sarita is Asha Nepal's Community Liason Officer. She brings 11 years of experience working for Shakti Milan Samaj, an NGO working for women and children infected by HIV/Aids. A powerful public speaker, she says, 'I want to work for the...

Zeresh is our Social Worker for the Asha Girls' Centre and shares the social work for the Family Preservation Programme. She has a BA in Social Work from St Xavier’s College, and has done several one-year internships - in an...

Maya is our Job Coordinator, in charge of liaising with employers and seeking new job opportunities for our beneficiaries who are ready to go into the workplace. Having completed a BA at Campion College majoring in English, she joined Asha...

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Andrea down on the border.
Andrea joined Asha Nepal in 2014. She has a Cosmetic Dental Practice in York and was awarded Dentist of the Year (North) 2013 and 2005. She brings management expertise to her role as Trustee, and gives dental care to the women and children in...

Muna is from the Gorkha region. She is in her last year of Bachelor degree majoring in health education. She has a keen interested to work with children which led her to choose an education subject which is also teachers training subject. As well as her...

A House Mother with Asha Nepal for four years, Uma is now also a Foster Mother. She says, 'It is my great pleasure to work with small children and the great thing is that Asha Nepal has given me the platform to give my own two kids an education,...