Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation, for the past 6 years, has provided assistance for salaries of six nurse-midwives in four rural clinics in Nepal, and for in-service training and transportation expenses for the nurse-midwives, through the Friends’ partner organization in Nepal, BBP-Pariwar. In each of the 5 previous years, four $5,000 and one $8,000 grants from the AllPeopleBeHappy foundation have provided the salaries for 3 of the nurse-midwives in 3 of the clinics so to allow for 24-hour birthing service. In 2015, the grant was increased to $8,600 to help with the salaries of 4 nurse-midwives at the 4 clinics in Tipeni, Hinquwapati, Mahankal, and Mulkarka. The major earthquakes and aftershocks in April and May of 2015 were devastating to Nepal, and portion of donated funds was used for purchase of emergency items and reconstruction of damaged clinics.
Blog #72: Friends of Nepal Pariwar Foundation