Project #18636

Solar power for Rajbash Hospital

A microproject by DCWC Nepal - Development of Children and Women Center


The Rajbash hospital serves a community of subsistence farming families in rural Nepal. The supply of constant and reliable electric power is vital to the functioning of our medical facility. It is hampered by intermittent and limited electric supply and severe disruptions of infrastructure particularly during the monsoons (landslides, fallen trees,etc). A solar installation will make us independent of a weak infrastructure and ensure that patients can receive urgent services at all times.
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The power supply at the Rajbash hospital undergoes constant fluctuation through loadshedding and the impact of heavy weather on the power infrastructure. The last monsoon season damaged the dam that provided hydro electric power with the result that the hospital had to run a generator for long periods of time in order to provide medical care to their patients. This was not only very polluting to the hospital environment but also extremely costly.


A solar panel installation will make the hospital independent of a weak and unreliable power infrastructure. It would provide constant and reliable power for a facility that serves thousands of poor farming families in rural Nepal. A trained service technician will be available at all times for maintenance and repair to ensure a trouble free long term performance of this installation.

Long-Term Impact

A solar panel installation will solve our power supply problems once and for all. It means that we can more consistently and safely deliver critical medical care to the roughly 120,000 families in the Kavre/Sindhupalchok/Dolakha/Remechhap districts. It will save lives as it means no more compromised operations or hazardous birthing because of flickering lights and non-functional equipment (x-ray machine, lab testing etc.)


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Organization Information

DCWC Nepal - Development of Children and Women Center

Location: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Karin Reibel
Walnut Creek, California United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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