Total loan: $7,975
Possible Gajara Health Clinic
Gajara, Far-Western Development Region, Nepal / Health
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Possible Gajara Health Clinic's story
Lalita's blue sari (pictured above) marks her as a Community Health Worker at the Gajara Clinic in Nepal. Lalita provides expecting mothers, like Kamala (pictured in a red and green sari), with prenatal counseling. Kamala lives with her two daughters, her son and her mother-in-law in a village in Achham district. Her husband does labor work in India and sends money home to feed their growing family of 6. Kamala will give birth at the Gajara Health Clinic in a few months. With solar powered medical equipment and lights at Gajara, nurses will be able to deliver safer and more advanced care to Kamala's newborn child. Gajara Health Clinic is the primary medical treatment facility for 3,156 people. Currently, Gajara has zero electricity and is a hilly 40 minute trek from the nearest hospital. Gajara works closely with Possible, an award-winning nonprofit that provides high-quality, low-cost healthcare to Nepal’s rural communities. With your Kiva loan, SunFarmer will install a 2.2 kW solar system to bring Gajara’s technical capacity into the modern age. SunFarmer (www.sunfarmer.org) is a social enterprise that installs affordable, reliable solar for hospitals, schools, and farms. The loan will pay for the upfront costs of the solar energy and battery storage system. In addition, SunFarmer will provide long term monitoring and system maintenance to guarantee electricity for Gajara.