Beni VDC is situated in Solukhumbu district of Nepal. Despite the tourism potential of the Solukhumbu district, villages of Beni VDC still remain detached from mainstream development. Edingma, close to Junbesi, a pristine village of Beni VDC, is one such underdeveloped region of the VDC. This is where the Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal is.
Although Edingma is just 300 km from Kathmandu, the village is excluded from basic access to health and education facilities. A lack of basic education and health awareness in the community has meant that villagers have little chance to prosper in terms of both economic and social empowerment.
There are almost 4000 residents in the Beni VDC. Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in this region. At present, there is a rising trend of young people migrating from Beni VDC to Kathmandu in search of work, business, further education and better facilities. Gradually, the population is declining in the villages leaving behind only children, senior citizens and women.
The benefit and impact of the KPHMN health program activities is self-sustaining as it empowers the community and is operated by the community. Later when capable trainers are produced from the training, the community continues to benefit as health education spreads throughout the community.
Furthermore, having a local person as a health trainer or health assistant encourages more local people to participate in the training. This gives them a feeling of ownership and ultimately results in sustainable development.
If anyone is keen to support monthly or yearly sponsorship of a local student to become a nurse/lab/x-ray technician and community health trainer for the ongoing health and education program of KPHMN then please contact us by post, phone or email.
On the cooperation with Fred Hollows, Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal is planning a three months training course on "eye care" for one girl student from the village. So anyone interested to make sponsor on course please contact Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal, we are expecting your help.