Back in February 2019 we were encouraged by a longstanding, incredibly generous supporter to apply to become a member of a non-profit organisation called GlobalGiving. We are now a temporary member of this four-star Charity Navigator rated organisation which connects non-profits, donors and companies around the world.
US and UK donors will be pleased to learn that GlobalGiving has both US and UK registration, All donations via this platform qualify American donors for tax deductibility and UK residents for Gift Aid. Unfortunately, GlobalGiving does not have tax deductible status in Australia, but we are exploring one option for our Aussie donors however this will take some time.
Our project page goes live on the Global Giving website on June 10th and to convert our temporary status to permanent membership we need your help:
- We need the equivalent of US$5000 in donations (AU$7200) via the GlobalGiving platform from a minimum of 40 donors between Monday June 10th and Friday June 28th.
- During the 2 week Accelerator campaign regular monthly donations will count twice for the purposes of donor numbers which means that 20 commitments of monthly donations equates to 40 donors.
- All commitments of regular monthly donations up to US$200/AU$290 pledged during this time will be matched dollar for dollar by GlobalGiving after the third automatic payment.
- June 20th (USA)/June 21st (Australia/UK) is Bonus Day. All donations made on this date will increase the possibility of us receiving additional funding from GlobalGiving.
Everything comes with a price tag, and GlobalGiving does have administration and processing fees which vary depending on whether the donor is a US or UK resident, or comes from somewhere else in the world. These however reduce once the organisation raises $5000.
If you live in US or UK or live in Australia and are happy to make a one off donation to help us become a permanent member of the Global Giving family go to www.globalgiving.org between June 10th and 28th. Click on the ‘Explore Projects’ tab and search for Roads to Rehab – Nepal. Our project ID number is 61588.
Whilst you can make a donation at any time after this date, you have until June 28th to make an impact on our ability to become a permanent member of the GlobalGiving community.
Things in Nepal take a very long time! Our Circles of Hope project which has been a work in progress since February 2018 is progressing! Saguna, our Fistula Project Manager has signed the licencing agreement with Days for Girls to set up an Enterprise operating out of NHEDF’s Shelter. All we are waiting for now is a date for Enterprise training!
Roads to Rehab Nepal is extremely lucky because we have the support of the most fantastic physiotherapy practices in Canberra! Not only are they wonderful physios, but they are an outstandingly generous group of people, being Gold sponsors of Anjeela, NHEDF’s physiotherapist. They are also full of wonderful people like Therese, one of our Management Committee Members, and Kristine, Danielle and Ale who decided to ask for donations for their 40th birthdays instead of presents. In total $1203 was raised so NHEDF went Christmas shopping! The supplier below must have thought all his Christmasses had come at once too!
The Shelter now has a physio room with an ultrasound machine and gel, a hand gripper, gel balls, four pick-up walkers, a muscle stimulator and a quadriceps table, along with lots of other bits and pieces. Thank you so much Southside Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre http://www.southsidephysio.com.au/and Woden Integrated Physiotherapy http://www.wodenintegrated.com.au/
The team in Nepal and all their patients are very grateful and Anjeela also thinks all her Chrismasses have come at once too!
Parbati comes from a very poor family. She has two older sisters and is being cared for at NHEDF by her father. At the end of last year she was herding the family goats and was caught in a landslide, hit by a tree and swept into a river. She was pulled out by villagers and had multiple fractures to both her legs. Her family was unable to afford medical treatment for her, however people from her village helped financially and she was sent to Kathmandu where she had surgery and external fixators applied. She needs nursing care for wound management of the external fixators as well as regular physiotherapy to decrease muscle wasting and after the Dashein festival she will be having bone grafts. She has been at NHEDF for so long she has become like a sister to the nurses. Good luck Parbati – we hope you will be better soon! Happy Dashain!