Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world, with about one-quarter of its population living below the poverty line.
Challenges to Nepal's growth include its landlocked geographic location, civil strife and labour unrest, and its susceptibility to natural disaster.
Medical Mercy Canada has been working in the himalayan nation for more than a decade, and their project coordinator, Elsie James, has been returning and volunteering in this country for almost 20 years.
Our mission in Nepal is to help disadvantaged people, of all ages, acquire the ability to help themselves. Education is the key to better Community & Family Health standards; the desire to make water potable; to improve sanitation and develop other personal skills. Education builds the capacity of the people, ultimately fostering greater independence.
Director, Nepal Project Manager: Elsie James
MMC Nepal Liaison: Ramesh Dhamala
Medical Mercy Canada's Nepal Projects:
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