The second floor is well underway in the rebuilding of the Chanaute healthcare facility!
MMW volunteer, Mason, tells us a little about what a day-in-the-life looks like for him while in Nepal. “Days start early in Chanaute, especially during rice harvesting season. My alarm is set for 5:45am, giving me 15 minutes to get up and dressed in time for tea at whichever families house I am helping harvest that day (this switches between a couple I have become especially close with). At 6:20am we head up to the fields and get started. It is hard work but I love being out in the fields early in the morning with the active birds, the satisfying crunch of scythe cutting through rice stalks, and a constant stream of chatter from my fellow harvesters. I pick up on none of what is actually said, but it still entertains me as we move down the rows. Half way through we stop for breakfast and more tea overlooking the beautiful green hills around us, and then it's back to the crunch. At ten to nine I head back to town to dunk my head under the tap, wash my feet and change for clinic. Patients arrive right at 9am (or occasionally 7:30am,) and we have been busy! Averaging around 20 patients a day and expecting things to get busier once the harvest time is over. There is a quick break for an always-delicious lunch of dal bhat and curry atop generous piles of rice and then it's back downstairs to clinic. Intakes are tough without a translator but my very broken Nepali mixed with Mina and Bina's English (midwives), and lots of pointing and prodding gets enough info for action. Clinic usually wraps up around 4pm unless there are a couple late arrivals. The afternoon is free to do as I choose. This is prime time for tea, snacks, and visiting. No matter where I decide to venture within Chanaute or to neighboring villages, there is always a family eager to invite me in for delicious milk tea (buffalo milk from their own buffaloes!) and all sorts of tasty snacks. I have a few favorite spots with beautiful views and warm company. This is my favorite time of the day. The evening is spent reading or with friends, sitting around their rooms chatting and prepping food for dinner. Most nights I eat at the clinic with Bina, who lives at the clinic and is an amazing cook. Other nights are spread around those same few families who have taken me in. I have yet to eat a meal that wasn't delicious. Some more reading and then it's off to bed by 8:30/9pm to get ready for another early morning.”
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