latest news from KFK: Engineers Without Borders, Boulder, Colorado Chapter has
adopted the three Tamang villages served by Karing for Kids. A few months ago,
Scott MacLennan the International Director of KFK and the founder of The
Mountain Fund, met with the Boulder Chapter of EWB and presented the facts
about conditions in these villages. Nearly half of the cases at the KFK clinic
can be traced back to contaminated water, lack of sanitation and wood smoke
indoors. EWB can help the villages solve most of these problems. On November
4th, Scott, with 3 EWB volunteers will leave for Nepal where the Engineers
will conduct a baseline study of the villages to determine what the needs are
and how best to address them. Then, over the next several years EWB will work
with the villages and KFK to implement infrastructure changes to reduce the
public health issues in these villages.
KFK has teamed
with International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC) to teach first aid to
Nepali porters. IMEC has been working for better treatment of porters in Nepal
since 1996. For KFK this presents an opportunity to increase the health
knowledge in remote villages. Many of the men who are working as porters
return to their homes in rural villages after the trekking and climbing
seasons. Thanks to this first aid training they will be taking with them some
rudimentary knowledge of healthcare that can benefit the villages they live
KFK to conduct a midwife
training November 2005. KFK will hold a week long midwife clinic for
traditional birth attendants in the rural Tamang villages it serves this
November. Taught by practicing midwives this clinic will increase the
knowledge of the villages traditional birth attendants and help save the lives
of children and mothers during childbirth.
KFK to launch Healthcare for
all Nepal outreach program. Last year KFK was asked by a nearby village (one
day walk) to extend healthcare services to the village. KFK does not have the
funding to open another clinic at this time but will begin an outreach
teaching program in 2006. Using the book Where There Is No Doctor, which has
been printed in Nepali, the KFK clinic staff will make the trip to the village
of Thulo Syabru once a month and begin instruction to the traditional birth
attendants and other village healers. KFK hopes that out of this training, a
few people may have an interest in more formal training and that eventually we
will be able to open a clinic in this village. Here is the letter of
invitation we received from the village.
The picture attached is his
wife and baby
Dear Sir Scoot Maclennan,
Hello, I am Nima writing from Nepal, Do you remember me? I live in (Syabru). I
meet you in there when you was trekking from way back to Kathmandu. this time
you are stayed in my lodge at Syabru. Hello, How are you and your family and
all friend who spend a night in my house?? now you remember me. we are all
very fine and doing very well. some days ago that we are arrived in Kathmandu
because my wife was pregnant for 6 months but it was so sick of the fever,
bommet, blowing and paining her baby stomach hardly. so we come to hospital in
here. now from today she was in Hospital and checked all and waiting the
report. Hello, in this time when you was in Syabru, we talk about that you
will help for sending some nurse for checking sick people in there and latter
on talking about you will open clinic in there. I had talk with Chaieman of
Village and I explain all about you helping in Chileme area. so he was so
glade to request for helping in there but he can not write and read, so
therefore I write you about how is possibility from your project? but we can
manage for what you needed. also I am the membership the School Committee, so
we will decide according of the your massage. so for now this much with
looking forward from you.
with best regards! NIma (SYABRU V.D.C)
Karing for Kids (KFK
Nepal) runs a Mother and Child Health Clinic (MCH-Clinic)
in the rural mountain communities of Rasuwa,
Nepal. KFK Nepal is a non-government charity
organization working to save the lives of children
in Nepal since 1997.
How You Can Help Save
this Clinic and build more...
Sponsorship: We welcome and encourage individuals to
sponsor our basic clinic operation cost. To meet our
yearly budget of US$ 7500, we need just 25 people to
contribute the small sum of US$ 25/month. That is less
than $1.00 a day to keep this clinic open!
supports: We welcome and encourage professionally
trained medical personal, preferably nurse
practitioners, midwife, and medical doctors to provide
volunteer services in our clinic. Interested
individual should be able to cover his or her own
costs while we will provide free accommodations.
Institutional/Corporate Supports: We request charity
organizations and corporate agencies to help us
sustain, develop, and expand our medical and other
development activities such as sanitation, community
health education, community library, child education
sponsorship etc. We also accept donations of medical
equipments and supplies such as medicine etc.
Please help us to
save lives and improve health and well being of the
deprived poor indigenous Tamang communities.
make a donation send your check to:
Karing for Kids
PO Box 1170 Sandia Park New
a donation using
credit card or your checking account on-line
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