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.
Janak is a five-year-old boy in first grade from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in the factory and his mother works on a farm to make their living. The yield from the field keeps them going for about six months of the year. Janak fell and fractured hi right hand while playing with friends. Janak has been hurting since he fell, and his hand has swollen considerably. Janak needs help with his everyday work like eating and getting dressed. He was taken to the health post near his village but was referred to Bayalpata hospital for treatment. For $195, Janak will receive the fracture treatment he needs to use his hand again. Janak's father says, "I would really thankful to the doctors if Janak's treatment happens soon."
Chetana is a baby girl from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Her mother works on a farm, and her father works in Malaysia to support the family back home. The yield from the field keeps them going for about three months of the year, and rest of the year they buy food from the market. Chetana fell from the porch of her house and fractured her right femur. She has been crying in pain and the leg is swollen. Her parents noticed how Chetana had difficulty moving and standing on her feet and took her to the hospital. For $195, Chetana will receive treatment for her fractured leg. After treatment, Chetana will be able to use her leg again. Chetana's mother says, "I hope my baby's treatment happens soon."
Sushil is a four-year-old boy in nursery school from Nepal. Sushil's family is dependent on agriculture. His father goes to India to work as a laborer when they need to supplement their income, and returns when he saves just enough. Sushil slipped and injured his left elbow. Since then, his hand has swollen he is in pain. He needs help eating, dressing, and doing activities he was able to do independently before. For $195, Sushil will undergo treatment to fix his elbow an allow him to use his arm again. Sushil's father says, "I hope my son's treatment happens soon."
Birendra is a 16-year-old eighth grade student that lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. While his father works in India to support the family back home, Birendra keeps the family going by grazing the cattle and working on the farm with his brother. They are able to live off the yield from the field for about 5 months of the year, and the rest of the year they buy food from the market. Three days ago, Birendra fractured his right hand while playing football. He is in immense pain and his hand is swollen. For $195, Birendra is able to receive treatment for his fractured arm. Birendra says, "I am so happy that my treatment happens soon."
40-year-old Kali lives in Nepal with her husband and eight children. She looks after their cattle and farm to make a living, making enough to support their family for about three months. Her husband usually goes to India to work as a laborer. He only returns home once he has made enough money to support them for the rest of the year. About five years ago, Kali began to have pain on the left side of her abdomen. It has been painful whenever she walks or lifts heavy weight, but when she had shared this with her family they used to just ignore it-- Kali couldn't afford to stop working. When Kali was unable to tolerate the pain any longer, she took a five hour bus ride to reach Possible for treatment. There she was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia. This is a protrusion of intestinal tissue through a tear in the abdominal wall near the groin, and requires surgery to fix. If left untreated, she is at risk of cutting off blood circulation to the bulging tissue, or bowel obstruction. For $451, doctors will perform surgery to reposition the bulging tissue and repair the tear in her abdominal wall. This will relieve the pressure that caused Kali pain while walking and working. "I will be happy if my treatment happens soon," Kali shares.
Meet Samjhana, an active 12-year-old girl from Nepal who studies in grade two. Her parents tend to the family farm for a living, and when the family's finances are struggling, her father migrates to India to work as a laborer. Samjhana was recently playing with friends on a rope swing when it broke, and she landed on her right wrist. Ever since then, her wrist has been swollen and in constant pain. She has missed school to come to the hospital for treatment and requires daily help with eating and dressing. Samjhana arrived at the Bayalpata Hospital in search of Watsi's medical partner, Possible, for support. $195 will cover necessary medications and closed fracture orthopedic surgery. Once pins or rods set Samjhana's wrist bones in place, her fracture will heal correctly. Physical therapy and time will help her recover quickly. Samjhana's uncle shares, "I hope her treatment happens soon." Let's support Samjhana and her family, so that she may return to school pain-free and receive an excellent education.
Chhaya is an 11-year-old student from Nepal that lives with her parents and siblings. She studies in grade three. Chhaya’s family struggles to make a living. They farm and sell firewood. This income is not enough to last them even for six months of the year. Chhaya was grazing her cattle when she slipped and broke her right hand. Her hand has swollen and it's been painful since. Not only does she need assistance to do basic day activities, but she has also been missing school and cannot help with chores in the house. $195 will cover the costs of the care Chhaya needs to properly treat her fractured hand, including an x-ray, cast, and physiotherapy. Chhaya's father says, "I hope Chhaya's treatment happens soon."
Parash is a 12-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He studies in grade eight. He has a beautiful voice, and loves singing and dancing. His parents tend to the farm for a living. When the going gets tough, his father seasonally migrates to India to work as a laborer and makes ends meet. Parash was playing on a rope swing when the branch of the tree it was on snapped. He fell and landed on his left hand, fracturing his wrist. He also cut his lip in the accident. Parash has been in constant pain since then. He has difficulty writing in school and cannot eat or dress on his own. Parash's father took five hours of jeep ride to reach the hospital for treatment. $195 will cover the costs of the care Parash needs for his wrist to properly heal, including an x-ray, cast, and physiotherapy. Let's help raise the funds! Parash's father says, "On hearing the service providing from this hospital, I brought my son here. So, I wish for his well treatment."
Shaitra is a 10-month-old baby girl from Nepal who lives with her parents and siblings. Her father works in India to support his family, while her mother works in the field. The yield from their field is enough to feed the family for only seven months of the year. Shaitra was being carried by her sister when they slipped and fell, fracturing Shaitra's right femur. Her leg has swollen and she cries whenever her posture is changed. She used to stand and crawl around, but cannot anymore. Her mother took a six hour jeep ride to bring her to Bayalpata Hospital, a Watsi care center, for treatment. $195 will cover the costs of the care Shaitra needs for her femur to properly heal, including an x-ray, cast, and physiotherapy. Let's help raise the funds!
Sandip is a three-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. His family is entirely dependent on agriculture for their living. The yield from their field keeps them going for about three months of the year. Sandip developed an abscess on his inguinal region about a week ago. Not only has it been extremely painful, but it has also caused swelling and abdominal pain. Unable to tolerate it any longer, his mother took a nine hour walk to come to Possible’s hub – Bayalpata Hospital, after being advised by the health post in their village. For $157, Sandip will undergo an incision and drainage procedure to cure his abscess and will need to keep a hygienic dressing on it regularly. "I would be thankful to the hospital if my son gets his treatment soon," says Sandip's mother.
Parash is an eight-month-old boy who lives with his parents and grandmother in Nepal. Being the only child in the family, he is pampered by everyone. His parents are farmers and the yield from their field is enough to feed the family for six months of the year. When the going gets tough, his dad goes to India to work as a laborer and returns when he saves enough money to support their family. It's been four days since baby Parash fell from the porch of his house and fractured his right femur. He has been crying in pain and his leg is swollen. Parash had difficulty moving and standing on his feet and finally his family decided to take medical help. They took an eight hour long jeep ride to reach Possible's hub - Bayalpata hospital. For $195, Parash will have a cast put on him to start the fracture healing process. "I wish my son gets his treatment soon," shares Parash's mother.
Yuvraj is a nine-year-old boy who lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. He studies in grade four. His father works in India to support the family back home, while his mother is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after the children. Three days ago, Yuvraj fell from the porch of his house and fractured his left hand. He is in a lot of pain and the hand is swollen. After trying some herbal medicines at home, his parents noticed how Yuvraj still had difficulty moving his hand. This caused them to seek medical help. $195 will cover the costs of the x-ray, cast, and physiotherapy Yuvraj needs for his hand to properly heal. Let's help raise the funds! Yuvraj's father says, "I wish my son's treatment happens soon."