Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother's Story of Love, Loss, Healing, and Hope

Maggie Doyne

Between the Mountain and the Sky tells the story of Maggie Doyne's amazing journey from carefree New Jersey teen to mother of over fifty Nepalese children by the age of thirty.

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Publisher: Harper Horizon
Publish Date: 03/22/2022
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 9780785240280
ISBN-10: 0785240284
Language: English

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Between the Mountain and the Sky shows us the goodness that is possible when a single person--regardless of age--takes action to help another and, in the process, changes the lives of hundreds.

Maggie's story begins in suburban New Jersey, in a comfortable middle-class family that supports her decision to travel the world during a gap year before starting college. During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children's home in Nepal.

That home becomes Kopila Valley Children's Home, and eventually, the nonprofit Maggie launches, the BlinkNow Foundation, also starts the Kopila Valley School, which provides tuition-free education for more than four hundred students. Maggie and BlinkNow's work have been recognized around the world for their innovative, sustainable work.

However, this book isn't a how-to for fledging philanthropists or nonprofit founders--it's a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way. And Maggie's inspiring, intimate tale shows readers an important truth: the power to change the world exists within all of us.

About the Author

Maggie Doyne is cofounder of the BlinkNow Foundation and Kopila Valley Children's Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. At age nineteen, she used her babysitting money and worked with the local community to build a home for orphaned children in war-torn Nepal.

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