Total loan: $7,975
Possible Chandika Health Clinic
Chandika, Far-Western Development Region, Nepal / Health
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Possible Chandika Health Clinic's story
Chandika Health Clinic provides high-quality, low-cost healthcare for 1,747 people in rural Nepal. Their facility includes a pharmacy and outpatient facility, and they are currently constructing a birthing center. Chandika patient Bhajan is expecting her second child in December and hopes to give birth at the clinic. “When I had my first child, I started making clothes for her from the minute I found out, but I have been busy with my little girl while pregnant with this one,” she admits. Bhajan learned about the hospital's Antenatal Care Program from her community health work, also named Bhajan, pictured above in the bright blue sari. Chandika is part of a healthcare network run by Possible, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to providing high quality, low cost health care. Your Kiva loan will fund a 2.2 kW solar energy system at Chandika, transforming the level of care they can provide. *The solar energy system will be installed by SunFarmer (www.sunfarmer.org), a social enterprise the provides reliable and affordable electricity for hospitals, schools, and farms in Nepal. The loan will pay for the upfront costs of the solar energy and battery storage system. SunFarmer provides long-term monitoring and system maintenance, and provides an electricity guarantee to the Chandika community.