Hut Number 22 Where Grandmothers Share Stories and Sell Seasonings
“Refugee grandmothers, most American citizens now, from Bhutan worked hard to ensure their families stayed together and survived in refugee camps. Men had to leave home to find labour jobs far from the camp and their families.
Grandmothers stepped up. Moving to the United States is an excellent and exciting opportunity for many, but unfortunately, not for our grandmothers. Language and demographic barriers prevent our grandmothers from thriving. We want to change that. Our grandmothers have gone from “control to couch”, from feeling connected to isolation, interacting with people, and filling hours with Youtube, resulting in mental illness.
Hut Number 22 seeks to empower grandmothers by providing them with income, entrepreneurship, cultural preservation, independence, and community engagement opportunities.”
-Grace Rai, Founder Hut Number 22
Spice Legacy: A Taste of Ghandruk
Maiti Devi, from Nepal’s Ghandruk village, embodies the essence of spices, crafting a flavorful legacy passed down through generations. Her spice journey began in her grandmother’s kitchen, infusing traditions with fragrant herbs and exotic spices.
At HutNumber 22, Maiti Devi’s curated signature spice blends capture the spirit of Ghandruk. Travelers, drawn by the allure of authentic Himalayan flavors, savor her creations, now available globally. Her story mirrors culinary craftsmanship and the enduring grace of grandmothers, preserving the rich tapestry of Nepali spices. Visit HutNumber 22 to experience Maiti Devi’s spice legacy, a testament to tradition, passion, and cultural heritage.