Asha “आशा” Means “Hope”


Thousands of girls in Nepal and India have limited choices including the opportunity for education. They are at high risk for child marriages, bonded labor and sex trafficking. By creating the Asha doll combined with an educational campaign, nonprofit Headwaters Relief Organization is reaching out to help these girls feel more confident about themselves and their futures. With your support, Headwaters’ volunteers have been providing educational training and materials and personally distributing Asha dolls since 2021.

SKU: Asha-1 Category:


Any purchase or bid over $25 will be used toward the donation of additional dolls to children in need.

How Dolls That Look Like Children Can Help Them

  • They affirm that the way the child looks is normal and beautiful, and they can be successful in whatever they want to do
  • A child’s self-esteem has a big impact on how children navigate their world and the actions they take. The understanding that their individual differences from the color of their skin to the color of their hair should be embraced and celebrated supports the development of healthy self-esteem
  • They help the child develop a healthy self-image and become more imaginative about their future aspirations.
  • They assist the child to negotiate their cultural and racial identity and provide role models that look like them.

Additional information

Weight 64 oz
Dimensions 4 × 7.5 × 14.5 in
Purchase options

Buy Doll, Donate Doll, Buy & Donate Doll