Our Story

How it all began…

The Nepal Arughat Support Fund is a charity that works with a small local community in Nepal. We have provided support to the hospital in Arughat and have been involved in community projects with local primary schools.

 

After the earthquake last year in Nepal where the epicentre was only 6 miles from Arughat we funded emergency food aid to the community and organised a health camp in one of the nearby villages.

 

During the past year our main project has been to fund the rebuilding of the primary school in Khatriswara, which was ruined in the quake. The photos on the right show the school’s rebuilding process. The children have now moved out of their temporary classroom and into the new school! Because of it’s bright paintwork, it is locally called the Butterfly School. This year we have also supplied new dental and surgical instruments as well as an ultrasound scanner for the hospital.

THE TEAM

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Nick is a GP and Caroline is a primary school teacher who have both enjoyed trekking holidays in Nepal. When our Nepali friends and trekking guides Nabu and Ramesh invited us to come and do some voluntary work in their village we said yes without giving it much thought.

 

The invitation opened the door to a unique opportunity for us to live and work among some truly amazing people; the ordinary working people of rural Nepal. We were touched by the hospitality we received and by the strength, kindness and good humour of the people we met. We hope that our work in the hospital and the school went some way to giving something back to the community.

 

We were very sad to hear of the earthquake last year and the devastation in the Arughat region. Since then the Arughat Support Fund has raised funds to help rebuild the school and to give funding to health needs in the area.

 

We would like to thank everyone who has supported our work so far and we hope that we can continue to help.

We have…

  • Funded a two day health camp in the village of Ghatbensi.

  • Provided high quality healthcare and teaching for the medical and paramedical staff at Arughat Hospital.

  • Supplied useful medical equipment such as stethoscopes, foetal doppler monitors, blood pressure monitors and blood glucose monitors.

  • Provided a supply of single use sterile suture material and paid for an electrical inverter for the hospital to maintain vital electrical supplies during power cuts.

  • Funded repairs to the X-ray machine which was unfortunately destroyed in the earthquake.

  • Provided a biochemical analyser and training in how to use it. This survived the earthquake.

  • Rebuilt and opened the Khatriswara Primary School.

  • Bought the hospital new dental and surgical instruments. 

  • Provided an ultrasound scanner for the hospital.

100 % of our profits go directly to community projects!