Fourth Report of HSN

All donations kindly made to HSN, no matter how small, have been extremely valuable and we have been able to put every penny to good use.

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In the last months we were able to help following individuals:

Panch Nayaran Maharja (46 years)
Panch Nayaran Maharaja is suffering from complete kidney failure. He works for the Nepali government, but being sick he has problems caring for his wife and two daughters. He was the only one earning money in the family and after he got sick he had no support or help from his family. We from HSN heard about his case through friends and decided to help Panch Nayaran Maharaja. HSN went to the local hospital in Kathmandu and talked to the doctors so Panch Nayaran Maharaja was able to get treatment and stayed in the hospital for one and a half months. Now he has to go to dialysis, where his blood gets cleaned. Panch Narayan almost lost his life and we are very happy that he survived. Also, Radha Laxmi Shreshta gave him and his wife and children counseling to cope with the kidney disease and with the new life situation. As the family is very poor now HSN decided, to let them stay at the HSN hostel. This was a very difficult and also different case for HSN but we are very happy that we were able to help Panch Nayaran and his family. Pancha Narayan decided that he don’t want his picture in the report.

Chandra Bhadur Yonjan
… is a burn survivor who had an accident at his home. He was treated for free at SKM hospital. HSN provided him and his care person with food for 40 days. Chandra Bhadur is feeling a lot better today doing good at school and has good grades.

Mr. Dawa Lama had an accident while he was working on a construction site. He fell from the top of a house and suffered head injuries. The house owner refused to help him and as he also did not have any money for treatment at the hospital, HSN decided together with the hospital to help. HSN paid for his food for one week, bought necessary medicine and the hospital gave him treatment.

Amrita Gupta (23 years)
was staying at HSN’s hostel for a couple of years. She is a burn survivor and recently had another surgery, this time on here eye brows. HSN shared the cost for the operation with her family and also provided food for Amrita. In the time living with HSN, Amrita took English classes and completed a computer course. We are happy to report that her family asked her to come back living with them. She now stays at her familiy’s house in the Patan area.

Diya Shrestha
As mentioned in the last two reports, HSN is supporting Diya with her education. Her grades in 2009 and in 2010 were very good and we decided to continue helping her.


Mina Sharma (26 years)
As mentioned in the last report, Mina Sharma is a young woman who had an accident with kerosene while cooking for her family. As she had more surgery at SKM hospital, HSN provided her with counseling and supported her paying for her medicine.

Food supports from HSN
While patients are staying at the hospital, HSN is providing them food. We are getting the food from a small but very good Nepali restaurant. We are always providing food for the patient and the patients care person.

HSN food provide at the hospital
Morning time: A cup of tea and Dal Bhat (Nepali Lunch)
Day time: A cup of tea
Evening time: Dal Bhat (Nepali Dinner)

Usually the Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup and vegetable curry) is vegetarian, but once a week we get the Dal Bhat with meat. For two people per day the costs are around 450 Nepali Rupees which is around 4,50 Euro.

Our primary incentive is to support women who have had burn accidents but because of our philosophy of compassion for all those subjected to suffering due to social inequality and discrimination, we extend our help to all those we can. By offering financial help training and education we are providing these women, men and children opportunity to escape poverty and a build a better future for themselves.

HSN also has its own product line in Christmas decorations and cloth purses made by the women who have had burn accidents. Selling these items provides them with the means to earn a fair wage, and a percentage of the profit also provides financial assistance to the women whose injuries prevent them from being physically capable of working.

HSN is a small volunteer run organization and every penny donated goes directly to those who need it with no money being lost in bureaucracy, wages or overheads. We are a relatively new organization. We are small and our resources are limited, but with time and effort we will grow and help to improve the lives of many more people to come and to raise awareness of the currently ignored issues about burn accidents, poverty and gender related violence that unfortunately still exists in Nepali society. We are working for human rights equality and empowerment, to fight discrimination and bring about social change. If you would like to purchase any of these items, make a further donation or collaborate with us in any way you can, we would greatly appreciate your support.

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Kind regards,
Help Society Nepal

Radha Laxmi Shrestha