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.
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."
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.
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.
Biraj is a three-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings on their small farm. His father runs a furniture shop. About three months ago, Biraj began to experience pain on the right side of his abdomen. It is very uncomfortable for him to walk or lift anything. Biraj and his father traveled four hours to reach our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. "I am worried about Biraj's life, that in his early age he suffered from a hernia," Biraj's father says. Fortunately, Biraj is scheduled to receive treatment on March 29. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $451 to cover the cost of the operation. After surgery, Biraj will be able to walk and lift things normally again.
Urmila is a seven-year-old student from Nepal. She lives with her parents and siblings. Her father works in India to support their family, and her mother is a fieldworker. Urmila was playing hide-and-seek with friends when she fell, fracturing her right elbow joint. Her accident has caused her a lot of pain and discomfort. Her hand is swollen, and it is difficult for her to move her arm. On April 2, Urmila will undergo surgery at Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner's care center, to treat her fracture. Our medical partner, Possible, is asking for $541 to cover the cost of her hospital, lab, and medicine fees. Urmila is looking forward to her recovery!
"I hope my treatment will happen soon,” Laxman shares. A native of Nepal, 44-year-old Laxman works hard to support his wife and children through farming. However, this work has been especially difficult for him lately. About five years ago, Laxman developed a small swelling in his scrotum. The swelling, also known as a hydrocele, is caused by an accumulation of excess fluid in the membrane of his testis. Since he first discovered the hydrocele, its size has increased, and it now causes him pain periodically. These days, he even has trouble working and walking. When Laxman attempted to treat himself using local herbs, the hydrocele only grew larger. Finally, Laxman took the hour-long jeep ride to Bayalpata Hospital, our medical partner's care center. Doctors there have urged him to receive hydrocele repair surgery, a procedure wherein a small incision is made in the scrotum and the excess fluid is drained. Laxman is scheduled to undergo this operation on March 27. Although he cannot afford the procedure on his own, we can help for $380. This sum will pay for Laxman’s procedure, as well as the lab tests, medications, and three-day hospital stay he’ll need. Let’s help Laxman return to a pain-free daily life.
Hemraj is 15 and studies in the secondary level. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in India to support the family back home, and his mother works on the farm for their living. The yield from the field keeps them going for about three months of the year. A year ago, Hemraj started experiencing a buildup of fluid in a sensitive area. It looked like a small fluid-filled balloon. His parents tried some herbal medicine at home, but his symptoms did not improve. Finally, the family traveled to reach our medical partner's hub, Bayalpata Hospital. Hemraj's hydrocele repair surgery is scheduled for March 30. The surgery will cost $380. The family cannot afford this procedure and needs help raising the necessary funds. Hemraj's uncle says, "I wish for him to return to his normal life."
Min is a 40-year-old father from Nepal. He lives with his wife and four children. One year ago, he began experiencing pain on his left groin and abdomen. Since then, it has been difficult for him to walk. He and his wife took a three-hour journey to come to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. The doctors there will perform a hernia surgery on April 10. Min works in India to support the family, and his wife works in the field and looks after the children. They cannot afford the cost of surgery. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $451 to fund this surgery. Min says, "I wish my treatment is successful."
Amit is a joyful nine-year-old boy. He lives with his parents and siblings in Nepal. His father works in India and sends money home to support the family, while his mother looks after the children and the cattle. While playing with friends, Amit fell and injured his left elbow. His hand began to swell, and he experienced pain. He began to have trouble with daily activities, such as putting on clothes and eating. When his father took him to the hospital, physicians diagnosed Amit with a fractured elbow. Our medical partner, Possible, will need to cast his arm to allow for proper healing. He is scheduled to receive his cast on April 17. Possible is requesting $541 to fund Amit's casting. Amit looks forward to recovering so he can return to playing with his friends.
Suvam is a three-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. His father works in India, while his mother looks after the children at home. While coming down from a ladder, Suvam slipped and fell on the ground, injuring his right hand. His hand began to swell and caused him significant pain. It brings him to tears when others touch it, and it has made daily tasks—such as eating and dressing—quite difficult. When his parents took him to the hospital, physicians diagnosed him with a fractured right hand. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $541 to help Suvam receive the proper treatment for his hand. He is set to have it casted on April 17.
Dhana is a 17-year-old woman who lives with her parents and siblings in Nepal. She studies in the eighth grade. Her entire family is dependent on agriculture. When the going gets tough, her father goes to India to work as a laborer and returns when he saves just enough. Dhana was walking on her way from her house to the field. Suddenly, there was a heavy storm, and the branch of a tree broke and fell on her, fracturing her right thigh. Since then, it has been hurting. She traveled for nine hours to reach our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On April 28, Dhana will undergo surgery to mend the fracture. Now, she and her family need assistance in paying for her $541 treatment. "I wish my treatment happens soon to get relieved from pain," shares Dhana.