Helping HIV+ Nepali Women & Children


Aarati House seeks to provide HIV infected/affected children of Nepal with a safe, nurturing environment which will assist in setting the foundation for a bright future and adulthood. Aarati House runs in conjunction with Setu Nepal which provides training and empowerment and seed money to disadvantaged mothers. Read about the Aarati House mission

Volunteers Welcome!

Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aarati House is always seeking volunteers from all over the world.

Learn more about the Volunteer Program.

Latest News

Read the latest news and case studies by scrolling through the links below.

  • Case Study: Bipana Ghalaan

    Bipana Ghalaan, a three years old female child from Makawanpur district is at Aarati Home now. She was infected with HIV at birth and presented at Aarati House with her mother who was nine months pregnant with her second child. When Bipana came to Aarati Home, both Bipana and her pregnant mother were sick and

  • Case Study: Laxmi Deuwa

    Laxmi Deuwa recently rescued from a jungle cave in Nepal with her mother who is infected by HIV- need some love and care! Kalawati Deuwa, 40 years – has recently been rescued from a jungle of Doti district in Nepal with her daughter, Laxmi, 2.5 years. Resident of Doti Girichauka 4, Kalawati was a victim of

  • Case Study: Binita

    Binita Basnet, a seven year old girl, was admitted to MSPN (a centre that treats children with HIV) in 2008 when she was two years old. She is originally from a small, rural village in eastern Nepal, around 350km from Kathmandu. Binita has been infected with HIV virus from birth as her mother Balkumari is also

  • Mother’s Day at Aarati House

    In Nepal, family is extremely important and Nepalis are very respectful towards their parents. Mother’s Day is a large festival when Nepalis traditionally give gifts and food to their mothers. In return, mothers give blessings to their children. It becomes a very emotional time. At Aarati House, the children surprised their mothers with gifts and

  • Generous donation of rice

    Aarati House would like to thank Ms Belu Basnet from Bhaktapur for her generous donation of a sack of rice every month from the beginning of the Nepali year (2071 BS, 14th of May 2014). Her support will cover the consumption of rice for four children and the mother (the care taker) who are infected

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