A group five Acupuncture Practitioners from Washington State, will be traveling to Pokhara, Nepal.
Our mission is to provide medical care in the form of acupuncture treatments, and to aid those in need within the local community and surrounding areas. Sharing Hearts in Nepal works closely helping the children of the Pema Ts’al Sakya Monastic Institute providing basic care and necessities. Our organization helps to fund needs for the children at the Monastic Institute. Below is a list of the highest priority items that the children need most. We hope to provide both, acupuncture care, and these necessities for our upcoming trip.
- Providing eggs as a source of protein
These children have limited resources of food and are undernourished. As an immediate corrective measure, one egg a week would provide them with sufficient amount of protein they need to stay healthy. Many children have a sponsor providing one egg per week, but as more children arrive, sponsorship is critical. The immediate goal is to expand the donation, and to provide each child with five eggs per week. A small donation of $50 a month, will feed the children one egg each week.
- One insulated water bottle for each child
Children with warm water in insulated water bottles could endure the biting cold in the winter, they have no heating system in the facility. This is a pressing matter, as we approach Winter.
Providing children with warm clothes would protect them from the cold air from the Himalayan Mountains.
Regularly providing them with adequately sized shoes is of a high priority.
- Solar light lamps
Electricity is a precious resource for these children, and solar light lamps would give them light in the dark for studying at night.
- Warm blankets
Pema Ts’al Sakya is currently in need of warm blankets for its children.
- Solar water tank system
Hot water is a rare commodity during the winter. Hot baths could easily prevent a score of illnesses associated with being cold throughout the winter.
First aid kits, basic hygienic items, and over-the-counter medicines such as Tylenol, analgesic, and antipyretics could help children in cases of emergency.
A nurse can be hired to work at the monastery to regularly check on children’s health with $300 per month. Medical emergencies happen, and a resident nurse would greatly help the children that require immediate treatment. Often, small wounds that only require light treatment, can create more serious complications if not treated in timely manner.
If you, or someone you may know is interested in donating to Sharing Hearts in Nepal, please visit our website.
Sharing Hearts in Nepal is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID: 82 – 1011194). We are a public charity under the IRC section. Sharing Hearts In Nepal is not affiliated with any religious organization.