Earthquake shocks Nepal

by Journey Home Foundation
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Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal
Earthquake shocks Nepal

 

                                   2017   T H A N K  Y O U
 
Journey Home Foundation wants to thank all of you for helping us provide Community Medical Assistant (CMA) training for six grateful candidates. Six women, each from a remote Nepali village, are currently engaged in the program and are working as interns in the field. When they complete the next three months of training they will begin instructing new candidates in basic health care. In Nepal, medical doctors often migrate to other countries. Those that stay, typically work in the urban areas rather that attempting to serve incredibly remote locations. Poor pay, the lack of medical facilities, 123 different languages and the intransigence of rural superstitions make medical work a herculean task.  The Journey Home staff and volunteers are native to the districts  served therefore uniquely positioned to reintegrate the CMA graduates into the villages. In the new year our six woman team will successfully provide needed health care and midwifery in their regions.  
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Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with 30.8 percent of its population living below the poverty line. The country has been ranked at the 144th position in the Human Development Report*. Regarding gender equality, it ranks a bleak 110th out of 114.

The measure of a country's health is the degree to which the citizens are physically and mentally fit, and it is a vital part of its infrastructure and capacity for development.  Education, in the absence of good health, becomes impossible. 
Nepal lacks hospitals, health posts and health centers in its remote areas. Medical treatment is virtually non-existent and often accessible only with substantial travel on foot. These isolated villages rely on witch doctors, or Dhami Jhankri  (Shamans). Consequently, the people do not seek treatment at a distant heath post, and the expense and difficulty of going to an urban hospital is  insurmountable, especially in a debilitated state.
In partnership with the Circle of Health International (COHI) the Journey Home Foundation is providing six women with training as Community Medicine Assistants. Today we are in need of funds to cover our current expenses for their training in midwifery and medicine. In addition, we seek help with the costs of housing, food and the medical needs of our Kathmandu shelter. 
A Look Back at 2017
JHF is dedicated to strengthening the communities most vulnerable to human traffickers. Healthy, supportive conditions in the villages improve the chances that the women can remain there and find meaningful work through JHF's vocational courses. As part of its overall effort to this effect, JHF is building bathrooms, establishing clean water systems and delivering hygiene supplies for the villages we serve.  Please click for more information! http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102230220448&ca=eda63ccb-5f91-49af-87d0-b7c650d7e95d
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Namaste,

 We are very happy to update you with our activities being conducted in the past three months in Dharche rural municipality, Gorkha. We held many activities during this period which we will be sharing with you. 

Our campaign started with hygiene camp conducted in collaboration with American Pacific Angel. During this seven day camp, we conducted free health check-ups and provided knowledge regarding the importance of personal hygiene and environment sanitation. The participation from local level in this seven day camp was exceptional as almost 18,000 people joined the health camp with an average daily attendence of 1500-2000 people.

We then moved on to Dharche rural municipality to conduct awareness programs in various wards. The roads were difficult as the monsoon season had started. But also, we were able to conduct the programs sucessfully with active people participation. Also, the number of males were outnumbered by the number of females, which was very nice to see.

The main topic of our discussion during the campaign was fight against human trafficking and to provide knowledge against unsafe migration practices for employment. The program practice was the same as we used before, an interaction type program where participants got to ask questions and interact with others. The people got to know about the various unsafe migration practices being done for employment opportunities and also about various factors that lead to human trafficking. The folks were mostly interested regarding personal hygiene and sanitation as few months back a viral flu outbreak had spread during which many people got affected. Since then, the people got the understanding of the importance of personal health and sanitation. The practice rate of open defecation has also been drastically dropped to almost zero. So, we are happy with the outcomes of our work.

So, the overall program and the hygiene camp conduct was success with exceptionally good number of people participation. We are very happy with the local participation for our motive of providing knowledge regading various aspects of society especially health, sanitation and fight against human trafficking. 

With this we would like to conclude our project report.

Please continue to follow our work in Nepal by visiting our website and social media. We thank you for your continued support and beief in our mission.

Many Thanks!!

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It will serve over 3000 people. Providing clean drinking water to under served communities is vital to keep them safe or free of water born disease. 

First thing first, we have to form a water project committee with local villagers in Gumda. The committee members will be responsible for finding laborers and are responsible maintaining the drinking water tanks and taps for years to come.

We will have over 50 people helping/working for the drinking water system. We will not only provided clean drinking water but we have also provided employment to many villages where otherwise employment is hard to come by.

On behalf of Journey Home Foundation, I would like to thank Global Giving and our supporters for making this all possible.

We will be uploading pictures soon!! 

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Maya: 18 Years Old
Maya: 18 Years Old

After the massive earthquake in Nepal, we noticed that there was a need for midwives in the devestated communities. We started our new program for training midwifery on July 9th. This project trains 6 girls, who are from the remote villages of Gorkha, Nepal.

This training course will help them in the sector of community health in their respective villages where health and sanitation is relatively poor. This will help their communities to bring about positive changes regarding health and sanitation.

These young girls always wanted to become Community Medical Assistants, but they never imagined becoming one. When they heard JHF was looking for motivated young girls to train to become Community Medical Assistant/midwifery, they were so excited.

This is the first time a program like this has ever been done in this area. In this area, there are no doctors, nurses, or midwives currently. Our project will hopefully make the area safer and have less miscarriages and problems during birth.

Once they complete the program, these girls will be going back to their villages and they will train another group of people so that the knowledge can spread.

Currently, lots of women in the remote areas of Nepal have their births in unsafe conditions and without people with medical training. Because of this, there can be a high mortatily rate for both for newborns and mothers. While the mortality rate has gone down in recent years, it is still much higher than we would like and our program aims to lower it even more.

Hira Maya: 19 Years Old
Hira Maya: 19 Years Old
Mul Maya: 19 Years Old
Mul Maya: 19 Years Old
Shanti: 17 Years Old
Shanti: 17 Years Old
Bipana: 19 Years Old
Bipana: 19 Years Old
Lila: 17 Years Old
Lila: 17 Years Old
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Carrying Supplies!
Carrying Supplies!

It was this week last year that Nepal was rocked by massive 7.8 earthquake.

 This 7.8 earthquakes destroyed more than 500,000 buildings and killed almost 9,000 people. The Nepalese government has estimated 500,000 families were left homeless.

Small non-profits like us are the driving force in rebuilding effort.  Small non-profits are able to move quickly and show progress in helping people or building shelter, clean drinking water systems or sanitation system. There is no bureaucracy.

 We have helped over 20,000 people and provided over 2.2 million meals in 12 villages. 
We have distributed tents, mattresses, blankets, shoes, clothes, solar lamps, medical supplies and the list go on.

I want to give huge thanks to people who have made it possible. Without your help generous help, it wouldn't have been possible. Together we have accomplished so much!

You could still help!  In number of villages we are the only one who is providing clean drinking water, sanitation system, distributing clothes, shoes and other materials.

Thank you!

Clean drinking water built by JHF
Clean drinking water built by JHF
Community bathrooms built by JHF!
Community bathrooms built by JHF!
Our volunteer carrying medical supplies!
Our volunteer carrying medical supplies!
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Journey Home Foundation

Location: San Rafael, California - USA
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Bikash Gurung
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Bikash Gurung
Founder
San Rafael, California United States

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