About Us

Nonprofit Mission:

Aranya Solutions' purpose is to enrich the quality of life within targeted economically challenged and developing areas. Aranya Solutions develops systematic changes with a focus on localization serving as a bridge to resources and providing necessary infrastructure. Our method is to assist communities to implement environmentally friendly building and agricultural methods, life skills workshops, local business development, leadership training, education initiatives, and capacity building.

What Aranya Means:

Aranya means "Bountiful Forest" in Sanskrit. It signifies plentitude, generosity, resources, and prosperity. We believe there are enough resources to go around and we can help identify the resources for abundance, pollinate like bees!
Aranya delivers a sense of responsibility, love, and balance. We are ever helpful, conscientious, and quite capable of recifying inharmonious situations. Aranya is devoted to the betterment of community and ecology with a depth of understanding that evokes sympathy, kindness, and generosity. Openness and honesty are apparent in Arayna's approach to all relations.

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Our Story:

This nonprofit was formed to fill an important niche of working directly with the community in collaboration with local organizations and providing leadership development skills for long term public health and sustainability. The purpose of having a nonprofit in the USA is to raise funds from the States to bring to places that are in greater need, as a direct channel for fundraising efforts for maximum impact.
Aranya Solutions is a nonprofit registered in the state of Montana 2018 and we are recognized as a 501 (c) (3) organization. We formed a nonprofit to serve the under served, starting our work in Nepal after seeing the needs for more support on the ground and for fundraising. Aranya Solutions serves organizations and communities dedicated to making the world a better place. We create and facilitate strategies for efficiency.
We successfully completed the needs assessment for the Digam Village Community Development project in the Fall of 2017. We developed a calendar of activities for 2018 for programs to meet the needs of the village assessed. We identified programs for the next 4 years for agriculture, education, health, leadership and community development.


Katrina Zavalney

Katrina Zavalney, USA

Executive Director and Board President
Carlos Munoz Kampff

Carlos Munoz Kampff, USA

Communications Director, Web Development and Accounting
Sarala Tiwari

Sarala Tiwari, Nepal

Cultural Assistance and Administration
Barry Cogbill

Barry Cogbill, USA

Board of Directors
Kathia Castro Laszlo, USA

Kathia Castro Laszlo, USA

Board of Directors
Kathia Castro Laszlo, USA

Karri Winn, USA

Board of Directors


ICA Nepal

With the aim of changing lives and changing societies, the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Nepal was established in early 1998 in Kathmandu, Nepal. Since its establishment and following its philosophy: 'every individual has a capacity to bring change in his/her situation', ICA Nepal has continuously worked for human capacity development, and hence, has emerged as one of the leading organizations in training and facilitation in Nepal. ICA Nepal believes that no sustainable development or change is achieved without considering existing cultural dynamics and pluralities. Thus, it is dedicated to creating an environment, in which the opportunity of participation, and the building in of sustainable change and development is foremost.


The Relief Trust

Partner to lead the life skills programming and connections to government officials. This partner does trauma relief work through counseling and leads trainings in communication and emotional intelligence work for community development.

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Agriculture Training Center of Nepal

Partner in agriculture training created by retired Nepali Government Agriculture Professionals in Kathmandu. The teachers will customize a week-long training for Digam Village on soil building, crop diversity, livestock maintenance and livelihood. The training will include examples and field trips to successful farms and sites.