Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the world’s poor. They are pioneering a new approach, called durable healthcare, that brings together the best of private, public, and philanthropic models.
Since 2008, Possible has treated over 218,000 patients in rural Nepal through government hospitals, clinics, community health workers, and a referral network.
Buddi is a 50-year-old woman from Nepal. She lives with her husband and children. She and her family members support themselves through farming. For some time, Buddi has been living with a hernia, a condition in which an organ pushes through the abdominal wall. In the past week, Buddi began experiencing immense pain and has been unable to walk. Seeking treatment, Buddi and her husband traveled to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On February 7, Buddi will undergo hernia repair surgery. Our medical partner, Possible, is asking for $451 to cover the costs of labs, medication, and hospital stay fees. "I hope my wife's treatment is successful," says Buddi's husband.
Govinda is a 59-year-old man who lives with his wife and children. His family is entirely dependent on agriculture. While his wife looks after the cattle, he tends to the farm with his son. This income keeps the family fed for only four months of the entire year. Govinda has had a painful hernia for ten years. His hernia has made it very difficult for him to walk. Recently, unable to tolerate the pain any longer, he traveled to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. He is scheduled for hernia repair surgery on February 7. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $451 to fund this procedure. After treatment, Govinda will be able to walk and tend to his farm without any pain.
Jhapat is 70 years old and lives with his wife and children. His eldest son works in Japan to support his family back home, while his other sons work on the farm with him. The yield from the field keeps them fed for about seven months of the year. During the remaining months, they buy food from the market. Recently, Jhapat began to have pain in his right groin region. He has difficulty walking or lifting heavy weight. This prompted him to take the two-hour jeep ride to reach our medical partner's hub at Bayalpata Hospital. He will undergo hernia repair surgery on February 9. During the surgery, the bulging tissues in his abdomen will be removed. Jhapat and his family cannot afford this procedure, so our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $451.
Nabin lives with his parents, wife, and children. He works in India to support the family, and his wife looks after their cattle and children. Nabin was walking down a steep hill when he slipped and broke his right leg. Since then, his leg has grown swollen and painful. He has been missing work and needs assistance with basic tasks. Nabin and his brother took a three-hour jeep ride to reach our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On February 19, Nabin will undergo treatment to realign his fractured leg. Now, he needs assistance in funding the $541 treatment.
Jeevan is a four-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father runs a tea shop, and his mother looks after the family's cattle and children. Jeevan was playing with his friends when he fell and fractured his hand. Since his accident, his hand has swelled, and he is in a lot of pain. Jeevan's grandfather took him to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On February 22, Jeevan will undergo surgery to correct his fracture. Our medical partner, Possible, is asking for $541 to cover the cost of Jeevan's surgery, medications, hospital fees, and supplies. Jeevan's grandfather is looking forward to Jeevan feeling better!
13-year-old Arjun lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He is a student in the fourth grade. The family has a farm and sells produce and firewood. While playing hide and seek with his friends at school, Arjun stumbled on a stone and fell down, fracturing his left arm near the elbow. He has had to take medication to control the pain. He has difficulty moving the injured hand, which is swollen. Arjun's father walked nine hours to bring his son to Bayalpata Hospital, the care center of our medical partner, Possible. On February 23, doctors will align Arjun's broken arm and set it with a cast to ensure proper healing. Sales of produce and firewood from the family's farm barely generate enough income to support them for six months of the year. As a result, Arjun will need help raising $195 to pay for his care. Funding also pays for an overnight hospital stay, X-rays, physical therapy, medicine, and cast removal after his arm has healed.
Meet Sagar, a five-year-old boy from Nepal who lives with his parents and siblings. His entire family depends on agriculture and farming to support themselves. Sagar fractured his left hand when he fell to the ground while playing with his friends. As a result, his hand has become swollen, and he is in pain. He also requires assistance to eat and put on clothes. Sagar traveled with his father for five hours to reach Bayalpata Hospital, the care center of our medical partner, Possible. Sagar is scheduled for surgery to fix his hand fracture on February 27. The surgical and post-operative treatment costs will come to a total of $541. Sagar's father says that he is unable to pay for the surgery without taking out a number of loans. Possible is asking for donations to assist Sagar's family. "I hope Sagar's hand will be normal again," says his father.
Kismat lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He used to enjoy feeding himself and dressing independently. However, since his fall from the porch of his house, he has been unable to do these things. His left hand is swollen, and he is in a lot of pain. Kismat needs to undergo surgical repair of his fractured hand. He visited our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital, where his doctors scheduled a surgery for February 27. Now, his family needs help to pay for this $541 procedure. Kismat's mother says, "I am very happy that Kismat's treatment is happening in this hospital."
Nabraj is six years old and lives with his parents and siblings. He studies in the first grade. While his father is a carpenter, his mother works in the field and grazes her cattle for their living. The yield from the field keeps them sustained for six month of the year. Recently, Nabraj fell from the porch of his house and fractured his left forearm. He has been in pain, and his hand is swollen. After trying some herbal medicines at home, his parents noticed that Nabraj still had difficulty moving his hand. They finally decided to take him to get medical help. They were referred to Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner's care center. At the hospital, they learned that Nabraj will need a cast to help his arm heal properly. His treatment is scheduled for March 13. Nabraj's family cannot afford this treatment. Therefore, they are asking for Watsi's assistance in raising $195.
Seven-year-old Tapesh lives in Nepal with his parents and siblings. His father often works in India to send money back to the family, while his mother stays at home to graze their cattle and look after the children. The yield from their field is only enough to support their family for about half of the year. Tapesh was recently playing with his friends when he fell on the ground and fractured his left arm. His hand has gotten very swollen and causes him a lot of pain. Tapesh cries whenever his injured hand is touched, so he needs help with even simple tasks, such as eating and dressing. "I am so worried about his hand," Tapesh's father says. Tapesh and his family took an eight-hour car ride to reach Bayalpata Hospital, a center that works with our medical partner, Possible. On March 16, surgeons will perform an operation to surgically reposition the fractured bones in Tapesh's arm, allowing them to heal in their proper place. $541 will fund this procedure, as well as important physiotherapy sessions that will ensure he regains full function of his arm.
Netra is a 15-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in India to support his family, and his mother farms and looks after cattle. Netra is a student currently in the ninth grade. Netra was grazing his cattle when he stumbled on a stone and broke his left hand. Since his accident, his hand has been swollen, and he has been unable to go to school and be independent. On March 19, Netra will undergo orthopedic surgery at Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner's care center, to repair his hand. Our medical partner, Possible, is asking for $541 to fund his surgery and accompanying medication, lab, hospital, and medical supply fees. Netra's uncle is looking forward to Netra's successful recovery!
Bal is a 35-year-old man from Nepal. He lives with his wife and three children. He works as a farmer to support his family, while his wife takes care of the household. Bal has lived with a hydrocele, a condition causing swelling in a sensitive area, for two years now. The swelling has recently increased in size, and it now causes him pain and difficulty walking and working. On March 23, surgeons will perform a hydrocele repair surgery to alleviate the swelling and discomfort. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $380 to fund this procedure.