Hosting Humla’s first prosthetics camp
Out of the 77 districts in Nepal, Humla is reported to be the most underprivileged in terms of infrastructure, development, road access, education, and health services.
We were pleased at the successful rollout of our fitment camp, the first of its kind in Humla, which provided dozens of villagers with prosthetic limbs to improve their quality of life.
Helping Bhaktaraj write
Bhaktaraj Budha, aged 12, had to have both his hands amputated after being electrocuted. In our Humla Medical Camp earlier this year, we took Bhaktaraj’s measurements for new prosthetics.
“He was checked upon during the medical camp earlier,” said Tula, Bhaktaraj’s father. “Now, they have installed the artificial hands. You have invested so much. We are indebted to you for this generosity. Your organisation has helped so much.”
Bhaktaraj told us he hasn’t learned how to write yet aside from writing his name, but with his new prosthetics he is excited to start.
First steps for Tejbahadur
Several years ago, young Tejbahadur Budhathoki fell from a roof and broke his leg. Sadly, the local health post in his village did not have the capacity to treat his injury, and his condition worsened. By the time Tejbahadur arrived at a hospital, doctors had no choice but to amputate his leg.
“He can’t walk and is unable to go to school,” said Tejbahadur’s father, Parba. “We were informed about this camp by the local health post. We are positive that your help will have a positive impact.
“We are from a poor family. We could not have afforded this because of our financial condition. We are very happy that you have helped us. It would have been very expensive if we had to travel to the city to get the treatment. Although it took us three days to get here, we are very happy. Many ‘dhanyabad’ (thank you) to you all.”
Helping Soniya walk again
12-year-old Soniya had a tragic accident in which her feet were badly burnt, and doctors needed to amputate her toes. Ever since, she has had difficulty walking.
“We came to know about the camp from the local health worker,” said her mother, Jyaula. “The new feet look good. I am not sure how it’s going to be in the future. It is a great deed that you have done.
“Because of your efforts our daughter has been able to overcome her physical disability.”