LED Update – Nepal 2010

In November 2010, Pasang Sherpani, Ming Dorje, a small crew of porters and I trekked into the remote Tsum Valley and Manaslu region. This was a 30 day trip to deliver solar lights and mobile medical clinics to the villages of Chule and Nile in Tsum Valley, which are 6 days walk from the nearest road; additional lights were given to some individual old folk and single women who have families in Samagaon Samdo. In total sixty families received lights.

LED has links with Phase Nepal and on this trip we assisted with the supply and delivery of medicines for their health posts.

We started providing medical support in the Manalsu region and the Tsum Valley in 2008 / 2009, and medical supplies were restocked in spring 2010.

Basic health kits and first aid training using “Where There Is No Doctor”, a very helpful book published in Nepali and English, were also delivered to several villages where there are no health posts or health workers available. Dr. Bill Hanlon from Canada also joined us for part of this trip.

Contributed by Val Pitkethly