Global Giving Accelerator Crowdfunding Campaign

11 September - 29 September 2017

Make a difference to healthcare in rural Nepal

WHAT is Global Giving?

GlobalGiving connects charities, donors and companies in nearly every country around the world. They help charities access the funding, tools, training, and support they need to become more effective.  Click to find out more. 

WHAT were we asking for?

Between 11 - 29 September we were asking for donations specifically to help our first graduated doctor Lalit begin postgraduate training, to refine his skills and knowledge enough to make a real difference to the healthcare of villagers in rural Nepal. Our fundraising target remains at £12,000.

WHY does Lalit need your help?

Lalit is an excellent doctor committed to rural healthcare, himself coming from an impoverished background, but he needs more training. With few hospitals in the remotest part of the country, 90% of rural hospitals in Nepal have no consultant doctors. People living in these inaccessible regions deserve the same healthcare as those in cities and will benefit hugely from being able to access healthcare in their villages rather than walking 9 days to the nearest health post. Lalit needs postgraduate medical training to bring about change, but with doctors' pay in Nepal lowest amongst Asian countries, and a three-year postgraduate medical course costing £40,000, he cannot afford further training without OUR help. His education could save thousands of lives.

WHEN did the crowdfunding run?

11th–29th September 2017.

Thanks to 118 generous donations we managed to raise £6,892 in just 3 weeks.  As a result we are that step nearer to being able to support Lalit through his postgraduate medical training and we have become a permanent partner of Global Giving, allowing us to access a vast amount of potential donors worldwide via Global Giving’s website, newsletters and press releases. Thank you to all who donated we are truly grateful.

You can still donate and your donations REALLY will MAKE A DIFFERENCE to healthcare in rural Nepal. THANK YOU