The Aasha Fund was started in 2011 by Jed and Vicki Taufer in honor of their adopted daughter, Purnima. Vicki spent 6 six months in Nepal with Purnima while waiting for her visa. This experience allowed Vicki to see first hand what living in a third world country was like. No clean water, polluted air, power outages up to 14 hours a day, and an extremely unstable government. While Vicki was happy to finally return to the United Stated with her daughter in Janaury 2011, she is haunted by images of the families and children she met that still face these hardships daily. This Aasha Fund was started with the purpose of longevity, helping needy families and children forever. Someday Purnima, as well as any other children Jed and Vicki may have, will be in charge of making donations from this fund.