Aji's

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.

Read about us on Nepali Times and The Kathmandu Post.

Aji's Story & Mission

 Lorina & Irina at Aji’s first maker faire in early 2018.

Lorina & Irina at Aji’s first maker faire in early 2018.

Aji’s mission is to empower the elderly to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge.

Aji’s enables 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 campaigns such as #AskAnAji. We want to create a world where the elderly live happy and healthy lives as active members of their community.

Learn more about our mission and vision here.

The sister duo, Lorina and Irina Sthapit, were inspired to start Aji's by their own adorable grandmother Champa Devi Tuladhar who is passionate about knitting. 

 

AJI’S TEAM

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LORINA STHAPIT, Cofounder

Lorina has 8 years of experience working for NGOs in gender equality and social inclusion space for Oxfam, IFAD, and local NGOs. She teaches a course in women’s empowerment at the leading women's university in Nepal. She is also a trained Kathak dancer and has performed in national and international events.

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IRINA STHAPIT, Cofounder

Irina is an International Visitors Leadership Program participant at U.S. Department of State. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer and has worked as STEM educator in Karkhana. She's currently pursuing her Master's degree in Learning, Design and Technology at Stanford University in California.

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PURSARTH TULADHAR, Cofounder

Pursarth has 10 years of experience working in marketing, product, and operations for large enterprises and startups such as TaskRabbit, Cleanify, Zillow, and LexisNexis. Most recently he led marketing and business development for Cleanify, a 500 Startups company that raised $5M. He has lived and worked in Bangalore, New York, San Francisco, and Kathmandu.

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SHRABADA GURUNG, Intern

Shrabada loves colorful socks, the smell of old books, and owl earrings. She hopes of contributing back to the community and is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in environmental science at Kathmandu University. She adores sudden hugs but dislikes people who don’t smile back.