And Now, I am American

Click here to listen to this story in Nepali

Earlier this month, Ganga Ram Sapkota became an American citizen at 82 years old.

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Ganga was born July 30, 1933 in the District of Chirang, Goseling Damphu, Bhutan. In Bhutan, Ganga was a farmer and grew rice, maize, wheat, oranges, and peaches. Ganga’s life as a farmer was abruptly stopped when he, his wife Jashoda, and their seven children were forced to leave their country in 1992 because of the government’s persecution and ethnic cleansing of southern Bhutanese groups. Continue reading “And Now, I am American”

Welcome & About this Blog

“Stories are the self’s medium of being”
– Arthur Miller, The Wounded Storyteller

Namaste! Welcome!

Welcome to Heartfelt Tidbit’s blog dedicated to sharing the stories of refugees and immigrants in Cincinnati. Cincinnati is home to 34,000 refugees who have resettled in the United States since 2008. That number keeps growing, as each week secondary migrants (relocating refugees) move here from other cities! Continue reading “Welcome & About this Blog”