Fistula Foundation Donors Help Rebuild Nepal

Nepal 1 - Photo credit Amie Ferris-Rotman

Campaign Raises $150K in 24 hours

In the days following the devastating April earthquake in Nepal, we were relieved to hear from our partner surgeon in Kathmandu, Dr. Ganesh Dangal, that he and the rest of the team at Kathmandu Model Hospital were safe. Dr. Dangal and his dedicated colleagues got to work immediately providing medical assistance to the injured, squeezing in beds wherever space could be found. Unfortunately this only included space on the ground floor, as the upper floors, including the operating room where fistula surgeries had previously taken place, were damaged extensively.

As we anxiously considered ways to help Kathmandu Model Hospital get its operating room back up and running, a generous donor named Frank Richardson stepped forward to offer a 2:1 matching grant to anyone who donated to our Nepal campaign, up to $100,000. We were inspired by the generosity and rapid response of Mr. Richardson and of supporters like you, who helped us exceed our fundraising goal in less than 24 hours! Thanks to you, Dr. Dangal and the team at Kathmandu Model Hospital now have the resources they need to rebuild their operating room once the situation in Kathmandu has stabilized.

_On behalf of phect-NEPAL_Kathmandu

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all you have done! Stay tuned for more updates from Nepal.

This article was originally featured in our Summer 2015 newsletter. Click here to read the entire newsletter.

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