Current & Ongoing Projects

  • Tsum Valley Medical Mission
    Tsum Valley, Gorkha
    Investment: $1500
    Duration: 2015 - 2016
    Partners: ENF, Rachel Frazin, Tsum Welfare Committee
    Website: http://tsumvalleymedicalmission.com
    Contact Person: Rachel Frazin (singingfrazin@gmail.com)

    Project Brief: A team of family practice nurses, physicians, eye doctors, chiropractors, and other disciples of alternative medicine were scheduled organize medical camps in Tsum Valley, Gorkha, in September. Due to earthquake, the trails to Tsum Valley were obliterated. The team will travel to Kathmandu in late October and possibly coordinate with PAHUDA to hold medical camps in Lamjung District. If trails to Tsum Valley open by then, some team members will travel to Tsum Valley early November or in the Spring of 2016. ENF awarded $1500 to initiate this project and additional funds are being collected for the mission
  • Supplement Surgical & Medical Supplies to PHECT Nepal's Earthquake Relief Network Hospitals and Clinics
    Kathmandu Model Hospital & Clinics, Kathmandu, Nepal
    Investment: $5000
    Duration: May 2015 - November 2015
    Partners: Rotary Club of Traverse City, Public Health Concern Trust (PHECT-NEPAL) & ENF
    Contact Person: Dr. Ganesh Dangal, Phect-Nepal (ganesh.dangal@gmail.com)

    Project Brief: With support from Rotary Club of Traverse City and Empower Nepal Foundation (ENF), phect-NEPAL has been able to serve a large volume of patients requiring surgery during and after this disaster. The grant money as proposed has been utilized to supplement stock of medical and surgical supplies needed to treat the earthquake victims at Kathmandu Model Hospital (KMH) and Kirtipur Hospital (KH).
  • Construction and distribution of temporary mobile houses to earthquake victims.
    Harisiddhi Village, Lalitpur, Nepall
    Investment: $5000
    Duration: June 2015 - July 2015
    Partners: Rotary Club of Yala, Everest on Grand and ENF
    Contact Person: Laxman Joshi, Sec. Yala Rotary Club, Lalitpur (laxman.joshi@enpho.org)

    Project Brief: In the wake of upcoming monsoon rains, emergency need for better housing for victim families living in tents was critical to prevent diseases to women, children, the elderly, and the injured. The plan is to built 20 temporary shelter houses made with CGI sheets for safety and protection against the rain. Rotary Club of Yala will manage the project in cooperation with the local partner “Emergency Temporary Settlement Management Committee” (ETSMC) of village elders and volunteer youths.
  • MS Scholarship Program at Pokhara
    Pokhara, Kaski, Nepal
    Duration: 2013 - 2015
    Partners: ENF, Gorkha Milan Samaj (GMS)
    Contact Person: Krishna Devkota, Albany, New York

    Project Brief: The objective of this project is to support Gorkha Milan Samaj's program to provide scholarships for talented but financially disadvantaged students from Gorkha District attending institutes of higher education in Pokhara. ENF solicited charitable donations and provided funds to GMS to provide scholarship for ten poor and talented students per year for three years GMS Pokhara, helped in implementing this scholarship project at local level by selecting students and distributing the scholarships.

    Completed Projects

    Rural Health Care Program
    Gorkha and Palpa Districts, Nepal
    Investment: $21,000
    Duration: June 2008 - June 2010
    Partners: ENF, Alternative Gift International (AGI) & Center for Community Development & Research (CCODER)
    Contact Person: Diane Rydrych (diane.rydrych@state.mn.us)

    Project Brief: CCODER initiated the AGI funded rural health delivery services programs in Gorkha and Palpa districts of Nepal. After experiencing safety concerns in Gorkha, CCODER-USA and CCODER-Nepal decided to focus on implementing the project in the Palpa region. Because the funds raised by AGI were lower than what the initial proposal had anticipated, the project was scaled back to rehabbing and re-equipping two existing government clinics rather than constructing three new ones.
    Managing Genital Prolapse in Women of Rural Nepal
    Hamsapur, Kaski, Nepal
    Investment: $8,000
    Duration: November 2010 - December 2011
    Partners: ENF, Rotary Club of Traverse City,Indragufa Community Development Foundation ( ICDF), America Nepal Medical Foundaiton (ANMF), Michigan State University (MSU), PHECT-NEPAL
    Contact Person: Muraru Suvedi (suvedi@msu.edu)

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    Project Brief: During December 30-Jan 02, a health camp was organized where 1014 men, women and children were provided services of general health check, dental and eye examinations, and 28 patients were recommended for further treatment at regional hospitals in Pokhara. Doctors and nurses from Kathmandu Model Hospital and Himalayan Eye Hospital in Pokhara provided volunteer services at the Camp which was organized with great volunteer help from Indragufa Community Foundation, teachers of Ramkot Higher Secondary School, Lions club of Pokhara, and local Health Post.
    Improve Water Supply at Bayalpara Hospital
    Bayalpara, Achham, Nepal
    Investment: $21,000
    Duration: February 2013 - February 2014
    Partners: ENF, Alternative Gift International (AGI) & Center for Community Development & Research (CCODER)
    Contact Person: Mark Arnoldy (mark@possiblehealth.org)

    Project Brief: CCODER initiated the AGI funded rural health delivery services programs in Gorkha and Palpa districts of Nepal. After experiencing safety concerns in Gorkha, CCODER-USA and CCODER-Nepal decided to focus on implementing the project in the Palpa region. Because the funds raised by AGI were lower than what the initial proposal had anticipated, the project was scaled back to rehabbing and re-equipping two existing government clinics rather than constructing three new ones.
    ENF Medical Mission to Nepal
    Tsum Valley, Gorkha, Nepal
    Investment: $1,500
    Duration: September 2015 - December 2015
    Partners: ENF, Rachel Frazin
    Contact Person: Rachel Frazin (singingfrazin@gmail.com)

    Project Brief: Frazin A team of family practice nurses, physicians, eye doctors, chiropractors, and other disciples of alternative medicine were scheduled organize medical camps in Tsum Valley, Gorkha, in September. Due to earthquake, the trails to Tsum Valley were obliterated. The team will travel to Kathmandu and coordinate with PHECT-Nepal to hold medical camps in earthquake affected districts surrounding Kathmandu Valley. If the trails open by then, the team will travel to Tsum Valley. ENF awarded $1500 to initiate this project and additional funds are being collected for the mission.
    Community Based Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Development
    Hamsapur, Kaski, Nepal
    Investment: $55,000
    Duration: June 2008 - June 2010
    Partners: ENF, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Center for Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Michigan State University (MSU), Indragufa Community Development Foundation (ICDF)
    Contact Person: Muraru Suvedi (suvedi@msu.edu)

    Project Brief: The overarching goal of this project is to demonstrate how local communities in the Middle Hills of Nepal could be organized and empowered to conserve and protect their natural resources in a sustainable manner.
    Urine/Manure Collection Project
    Charaundi, Dhading, Nepal
    Investment: $3,500
    Duration: September 2010 - February 2012
    Partners: ENF, Lynn Mark, Farmers Development Fruit and Vegetable Cooperative, Charaundi, Dhading
    Contact Person: Lynn Mark (mp_mark@ingham.org)

    Project Brief: Coordinated by Lynn D Mark, former PCVN, this project provided funding support to selected cooperative members to build animal urine/manure collection tanks and increase the production of organic fruits and vegetables to be marketed at Kalimati, Kathmandu.
    ENF scholarship program for underprivileged children at Myagdi District
    Nangi VDC, Myagdi, Nepal
    Investment: $13,750
    Duration: 1997 - 2010
    Partners: ENF, Himanchal Education Foundation, Himanchal H S School

    Project Brief: Started with 5 students in 1997, the program supported about 50 students each from grades IV through XII with an annual stipend of $30-$70 to pay for books, supplies, non-tuition fees, and school dress. The scholarship recipients were selected by a committee of teachers and local community leaders based on criteria developed by ENF. Due to lack of sustained support from this program's original sponsors, this scholarship program was terminated in 2010.
    AGI scholarship program for socio-economically underprivileged children
    Gorkha & Palpa Districts
    Investment: $31,000
    Duration: 2009-2008
    Partners: ENF, Alternative Gift International (AGI) & Center for Community Development & Research (CCODER)

    Project Brief: Through AGI grants, CCODER provided two-year scholarships to 107 students in nine schools in the districts of Gorkha and Palpa between 2006 and 2008. The scholarships provided for the cost of books, tuition fees, school dress, and other supplies to children of socio-economically underprivileged communities. Of the scholarship recipients, 54 were girls and 53 were boys
    Underprivileged Scholarships for Ramkot High Students
    Hamsapur, Kaski
    Investment: $5,763
    Duration: 2010 - 2011
    Partners: ENF, Murari Suvedi, Ramkot H.S. School

    Project Brief: With support of Fullbright-Hayes Studies Abroad to Nepal participants and friends of Nepal from Michigan, ENF initiated a scholarship program to minimize school dropout of socio-economically disadvantaged students attending the Ramkot School. Two levels of scholarships based on costs of school fees, tutorials, tuition and cost of clothing and supplies are awarded. Grade 6-9: Rs. 3,500 /student/yr Grade 10-12: Rs. 7,000 /student/yr. Forty-five students (Girls: 32; Boys: 13; Dalits: 20; Janajati: 17; Bahun: 8) based on gender, social status, economic status, and class performance were selected for the scholarships.
    Higher Education Scholarships for Dalit Students
    Pokhara
    Investment: $5,000
    Duration: 2006 - 2008
    Partners: ENF, Murari Suvedi, Prithvi Narayan Campus

    Project Brief: Three Dalit students were provided scholarships to complete Master's level study at Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara.