How Maggie Doyne’s Enduring Altruism Continues to Transform the Lives of Orphans in Nepal
At 35, Maggie Doyne is the mother of more than 50 children. One is her biological child, who lives with Doyne, her husband, and the other youngsters at Kopila Valley Children’s Home, a nurturing space for orphans that Doyne built on a plot of land she bought, at age 19, in Surket, Nepal, after visiting the region during a gap year before starting college. Doyne traces her journey from suburban New Jersey to her current residence, as well as her indefatigable efforts to help and inspire some of Nepal’s youngest citizens in the aftermath of a nearly 11-years-long civil war, in her debut book, Between the Mountain and the Sky: A Mother’s Story of Hope and Love (Harper Horizon), out last month. Through telling her extraordinary story, she demonstrates the life-altering power of altruism and hope, as well as the ability for a single person to make a difference in the lives of many.