Yearly Archives: 2012

Winter Treat from VIDA

Our friends in the Sierra Norte region of Mexico working with our VIDA project would like to share this simple, warming version of cocoa – Mexican Hot Chocolate! You can use this authentic recipe at a fundraiser for VIDA - just increase the ingredients proportionally and to taste. INGREDIENTS: 3 - 4 TBSP granulated sugar 3 TBSP  baking cocoa [...]

December 7th, 2012|Fundraising and Activism, Mexico|

VIDA: Nutrition Notes

The VIDA project empowers rural families to take control of their own nutritional futures by giving them the chance to experience a healthy diet. Even adding a single serving of fruits and vegetables can make a big difference to even the most impoverished diets.¹ With adequate supplies of vitamins and minerals, the body's own satiation mechanisms [...]

October 25th, 2012|Mexico|

A ritual known as Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead

An opportunity for a party Himalayan Institute Mexico General Manager Geovanni is planning to host a Día de los Muertos party to raise funds in support of the Vida Project. This is sure to be a fantastic way to support our Vida families, and also to participate in one of their celebrations. Why not join [...]

October 10th, 2012|Mexico|

VIDA Sponsor: Sustainable Earth Solutions

Meet a corporate sponsor We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to one of our corporate sponsors and tell you a little about our upcoming work together. Dave Bauer and our friends at Sustainable Earth Solutions (SES) joined our VIDA team in Buffalo last month. The SES team has been fundraising tirelessly for Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects, and decided our VIDA project was the [...]

September 25th, 2012|Mexico|

Humanitarian Projects: News from Cameroon

Our center in Cameroon continues to grow. Here is some inspiring news from our humanitarian project site in Kumbo. Electrician’s Course: First Graduating Class Himalayan Institute Cameroon has completed the first vocational training course in its newly opened Center for Business and Education. Fifteen students successfully passed an examination that tested their theoretical and practical [...]

September 20th, 2012|Cameroon|

Center for Business and Education (CBE) Opens in Cameroon

In response to the demand for more technical and business resources at its public library, Himalayan Institute Cameroon has expanded its educational programming with the Center for Business and Education (CBE). This new center offers a fleet of generously donated laptops, a multimedia projector, a private conference room, and subscriptions to business, science, and utility periodicals. [...]

August 15th, 2012|Cameroon|

Check out our new India head office in Allahabad

At our Allahabad campus in India, we have just completed a major campus development project—the construction of our new publications office, a warehousing facility, and staffing quarters. With final construction just winding down, this 500-square-meter (5,381 square feet) building will be the new headquarters of Himalayan Institute India's book publications.

July 30th, 2012|India|

Grafting Lemon Trees in Mexico (how to blog)

Amanda Masters and her husband, John Daskovsky, spent six months living and working at the Himalayan Institute center in Jonotla, Mexico, before moving to Buffalo, NY, to become the directors of Himalayan Institute Buffalo. "I often think about our time at Himalayan Institute Mexico and everything we learned there," says Amanda. "One of the wonderful things about [...]

July 12th, 2012|India, Mexico|

Humanitarian TRAID: Your purchase makes a lasting difference

100% of your purchase supports the Himalayan Institute's Humanitarian Projects. Humanitarian TRAID is a product line featuring hand-made products and art from around the world.  We have partnered with local craftsmen and entrepreneurs to develop a model that provides sustainable employment and supports our ongoing humanitarian mission. Come to the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale for the full TRAID [...]

June 29th, 2012|Cameroon|

The ‘Stress Eraser” in Cameroon

The Total Health biofeedback pilot project in rural Africa Getting Started   The Himalayan Institute Total Health Center in Cameroon pioneers holistic healthcare treatments and public health outreach. Eucharia Kuoh has been the program manager there since 2009. When Eucharia was asked to select patients for the new ‘Stress Eraser’ biofeedback program in Cameroon, she looked [...]

May 21st, 2012|Cameroon, Total Health Center|