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.
Santosh is a ten-year-old boy from Nepal. Recently, he was playing with his friends when he stumbled on a stone and fell down, fracturing his left hand. Since then, he has been in a lot of pain and has had to take medications to control the pain. There is some swelling, and he has difficulty moving the injured arm. Due to his injury, he needs help with everyday tasks, such as eating, bathing, and getting dressed. In order to seek medical treatment, Santosh and his father took a two-hour jeep ride to reach our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. The hospital recommended surgery, which is scheduled for February 15. Santosh's father is a carpenter, and his mother tends to the farm and grazes cattle. However, they are unable to raise the funds for the treatment. For this reason, our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $195 to fund the surgery.
Sarmila is a five-year-old girl who lives with her parents and siblings. Her father is a teacher, and her mother grazes their cattle, works in the field, and looks after her young children. The yield from the field sustains their family for six months of the year. Earlier this month, Sarmila fell from the porch of her house and fractured her left elbow. Since then, she has been in pain, and her hand is swollen. She needs help with everyday tasks, such as eating and dressing. Her parents finally decided to seek medical help, bringing her to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On February 20, Sarmila will be fitted with a cast to align the fracture in her elbow. The family needs help to pay for this $541 procedure. "I wish her treatment happens soon and she is relieved from pain," shares Sarmila's father.
Tapesh is a nine-year-old student who lives with his grandparents. His parents live in India, and his father sends home money for Tapesh's schooling. Tapesh enjoys listening to music and singing. Tapesh was swinging on the branch of a tree when the branch snapped, and he fell to the ground and landed on his left hand. He has been in constant pain since then. He has difficulty writing in school, and he also cannot eat or dress on his own. Tapesh's uncle took a three-hour jeep ride to bring him to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. On February 19, Tapesh will be fitted with a cast to align the bones in his wrist. Now, Tapesh needs assistance in funding this $195 treatment.
Karan is a student who lives with his parents and siblings. His parents are farmers, but the yield from their field can only feed the family for three months of the year. When the going gets tough, his father goes to India to work as a laborer. Karen fractured his left ankle a long time ago. Since then, the injury has become deformed and swollen, making it difficult for him to walk. Karan and his father took a nine-hour jeep ride to reach our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. Karan's father shares, "We belong to a very poor family and couldn't afford money to treat him in the private hospital. So I brought him here knowing that the treatment here is free." On February 19, Karan will receive a cast to treat his fractured ankle. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $541 to fund this care. "I hope his leg will be normal again and he will walk easily," Karan's father says.
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.
Yubraj lives with his uncle and aunt. He studies in grade one. While his uncle works in India to support the family back home, his aunt is responsible for grazing the cattle and looking after her children. When Yubraj was playing, he stumbled onto stones and fractured his right forearm. His family took him to their primary health center, where they were referred to our medical partner's care center, Bayalpata Hospital. They hired a jeep and traveled three hours to reach the hospital. On February 17, Yubraj will undergo treatment for his fracture. Our medical partner, Possible, is requesting $195 to fund his care. After recovery, he will no longer be in pain.
Bishal is a two-year-old boy from Nepal. He lives with his parents and siblings. While playing with his sister, Bishal fell and fractured his right hand. The injury has caused swelling and pain, and Bishal now needs help doing basic tasks during the day, such as eating and getting dressed. Bishal and his parents made the five-hour drive to our medical partner, Possible. There, he will receive treatment for his fracture on February 21. Possible is requesting $195 for this procedure. Bishal's mother says, "I am so worried...so I pray to God for his successful 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!
Samir is 16 years old and lives with his parents, his grandfather, and his siblings in Nepal. He studies in the tenth grade and enjoys playing volleyball and cricket. While his brother works in India to support his family back home, his mother looks after the cattle and farm. The yield from the field supports them for about three months of the year, and for the remainder of the year they buy food from the market. Because of a hernia, Samir hasn't been able to go to school for a month now. He cannot sleep well or walk properly. His family took a three-hour walk to bring him to our medical partner, Possible. "I want to have my treatment soon so that I will be free of pain," says Samir. Fortunately, he will have treatment soon. He is scheduled for hernia repair on February 23. Samir's family cannot afford this procedure, so Possible is requesting $451 on their behalf. After treatment, Samir will be able to go back to school and be free from his condition.