Thank you BVS (Burns Violence Survivors) for your November report from the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. There were 10 children on the ward. BVS gave out 11 Goody bags, 26 nutritious food hampers, 40 physiotherapy sessions and 33 counselling sessions this month, all funded by ...Chance.

Laxmi is 18 months old, an only child, and lives with her mother in Rungha, one of the most remote areas of Nepal which lies 620kms west of Kathmandu. Her father works as a labourer in India. There financial background is very poor.
Laxmi suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to her upper back, neck, chest and both hands. Her mother had boiled some water and placed it on the floor to cool while she went outside to gather wood for the fire. Meanwhile, Laxmi who was playing, crawled towards the hot electric kettle and grabbed it. The hot water splashed all over her body. Hearing Laxmi cry out, her mother immediately rushed to help her. She applied aloe-vera on the burn. She hoped this topical application of aloe-vera would suffice, but the wound became infected after two days, so she decided to travel to the Kanti Children’s Hospital, which is renowned for their treatment of burns in children. Their journey took 7 days of travelling on public buses. One cannot comprehend such a journey with a child in pain. She is still undergoing treatment. The emergency fund from Chance (£2,000 per annum) will be used by the BVS team to aid them to return to their village, providing travel and food to get mother and child home in their village.

Rabin is 20 months old and an only child. He lives with his parents in the district of Kavrepalanchok, 30kms from Kathmandu. His father works as a waiter in a hotel and his mother is a housewife. His mother had boiled milk and had put it on the floor to cool. Rabin was running around when he tripped and tumbled into the hot milk. He got severely burnt. His mother poured cold water over the burn area and informed her husband. The next day, he was brought to Kanti Children’s Hospital for further treatment. Rabin suffered 10% burns to his chest, left arm and his fingers on his right hand. He is undergoing treatment.

Gyan is aged 2 and an only child. He lives with his parents in Gayn, in the district of Sarlahi. His parents recently opened a local liquor shop to earn their livelihood. Their economic condition is extremely poor. Gyan was with his mother in the kitchen whilst she prepared alcohol. She had left the hot mashed grains on the floor to strain and cool the alcohol and set to cleaning up. Gyan was playing nearby and fell on the mashed grains and sustained deep burns. Hearing him cry, his mother rushed to him and applied honey and aloe-vera on the burn as first aid. She then informed her husband and they rushed him to local village hospital where he was admitted for three days. His condition worsened so on day four he was taken to the larger Janakpur Hospital who said he needed the attention of a specialised burns unit. Due to financial constraints, the family wasn’t able to afford an ambulance fare so was brought to the Kanti burns unit by a local micro bus which took 7 hours. With no family support, they had no choice but to close their shop to bring Gyan to Kathmandu. Like Laxmi, the emergency fund from Chance helped Gyan and his family get home and provided meals for the parents whilst staying in the hospital and medication. Gyan has now been discharged.

Anitia is 9 months old and comes from the district of Sindhuli which lies 100kms from Kathmandu. Her father is a farmer and mother a housewife. Her mother had boiled hot water to bathe Sanyug but tragically, she didn’t check the temperature of the water before dipping Anitia into the bathtub. The water badly scalded his legs. She suffered 5%, 2nd degree burns to her feet. Her mother immediately took him to the district hospital in Sindhuli where she stayed for three days for first-aid treatment. Due to the lack of burn facilities she was then referred to the burns unit at Kanti Children's Hospital for further treatment. She made the journey with her mother by public bus. Anitia has now been discharged.

Thank you to all the supporters of CHANCE for Nepal, you make our support to BVS and the the children on the burns unit happen! 🙏

Congratulations to the winners of the CHANCE 100 Club for the month of November. The draw took place this morning.
1st David Wellington - £120
2nd Sue Willis - £80
3rd Paul Lynch - £50
Enjoy!
Thank you all for your on going support to CHANCE.
I am delighted to report ...that we have 100 members, long may it last!

Wishing all my friends in Nepal Happy Tihar, the festival of lights, my favourite festival, full of colour, singing and joy. I am usually there with you, sharing in all the excitement. 😍

Thank you so much Malcolm of C&A Tickner Ltd, Cranleigh for your generosity in printing 125 CHANCE for Nepal business cards and 100 CHANCE post cards free of charge. Super generous again. Thanks to you Bret for your work on them, they look just the ticket. I am always humbled by the generosity ...of others towards CHANCE. Every act of kindness makes a difference to the children we support. 🥰🙏

CHANCE for NEPAL QUIZ NIGHT!
A fantastic result and most enjoyable and fun evening! We raised £460 with 6 teams and 31 people playing. Massive thanks to Jane and Brian, the landlords at The Keep in Guildford where we hold our quiz nights, a special mention to Elan, whose first ever shift ...behind the bar went smoothly. Jane made one of her scrummy killer chili and rice light suppers.

The funds raised from our quiz nights fund Adesh, a student who Jane and Brian have sponsored since he was 8 years old, 10 years on and he is outstanding student in his first year of college where he received a 30% scholarship. The other funds raised from our quiz nights goes to our educational projects in Nepal.
Thank you to everyone who came last night, and for the many raffle prizes donated. I was blown away by the generosity and enthusiasm shown to CHANCE. 🥰 Our next quiz will be on the 6th December. If you would like to participate, please contact me.

Congratulations to Anna Thapa, you are amazing. Well done for completing the London Marathon and raising £1,005 for our projects in Nepal. 🙏🥰❤️

Well done Anna, Congratulations on a wonderful run. You have raised a magnificent £1,055 for Chance for Nepal. I am so proud of you. ❤️👏🥰

Congratulations to the winners of the October draw for CHANCE 100.
1st - Jill Henniker-Smith - £120
2nd - John Cohan - £80
3rd - Liz Hodge - £50
Enjoy!

Thank you BVS (Burns Violence Survivors) for your September report from the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. BVS gave out 9 Goody bags, 29 nutritious food hampers, 12 physio sessions and 19 counselling sessions during September.

Tara is aged a 3 and lives with her mother in... a rented room in Kathmandu. Her father is a migrant worker in Kuwait and her mother runs a cosmetic shop. Her mother was in the shop with Tara and had boiled some water in a kettle which was on the counter. A customer came into the shop, so Tara’s mother placed the kettle on the floor. Tara was playing nearby when accidentally, her legs wrapped around the cord of the kettle and the water spilt out and went over her lower body. Immediately her mother applied aloe Vera, tomatoes and eggs on the wounded area and brought her directly to the burns un it at the Kanti Children’s hospital. She suffered 30%, 2nd degree burns to her lower half of her body an is undergoing treatment.

Kanchhi is aged 3 and lives with her parents in Kavrepalanchok, 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. Her father is a labourer and mother a housewife. Their economic condition is very poor. Her father was at home doing chores and her mother was in the cow shed preparing buffalo feed. She placed the feed on the floor to cool and Kanchhi slipped and she fell onto the hotpot. Tragically, she suffered 30%, 2nd degree burns to her tummy, groin, thighs, knees and bottom. Her mother quickly applied tomatoes and aloe vera and took her to Scheer Memorial Hospital, in Banepa where she received first aid treatment. Because of the severity of her burns they were unable to treat her and referred her to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. They too were unable to help and the doctor advised to take her to the Kanti Children’s Hospital. She is undergoing treatment.

Mam is aged 9 months and from the district of Dolpa, 170kms from Kathmandu. He lives with his parents who are both farmers. They asked an 11-year-old neighbour to take care of Bam while they went to work on the land. The neighbour had boiled water in the electric kettle and kept it on the floor when Mam crawled towards it and pulled on the cord of the kettle. The hot water spilled all over his body and he got severely burned. Immediately, he called out to Mam’s parents and they took him to an Ayurvedic Medical shop who referred them to the District hospital which was a 5 hour-hour walk away! There he received saline and medicines. His wounds were deep so he was referred to Bheri Hospital, 160kms away by bus where he was admitted for 5 days. Due the severity of his wounds, he was referred yet again to the Kanti, this time by helicopter, a one hour, fifteen minutes flight. He suffered 18%, 3rd degree burns to his right thigh and tummy. He has now been discharged from the burns unit and is making a good recovery.

Bipina is aged 2 lives with her parent and two siblings in the district of Khotang which lies 625kms from Kathmandu. Both her parents are farmers and work the land. Their income is very low. Bipina was being looked after by her uncle who was purifying butter (ghee) on an open cooking fire on the ground in their home. He placed the hot pot off the heat and got busy with other household chores. Bipina was crawling around the floor and reached out to the hot pot and some of the butter spilled onto her chest and left hand. She suffered 5%, 1st degree burns. Her uncle contacted her parents and they walked to the nearest health post, 30 minutes away where they were advised to go by public bus, 247kms to Ghopa Hospital where they were advised again, because of the severity of her burns to make a further journey by public bus to the Kanti burns unit, 383 kms away! (Such a tortuous route for baby Bipana and her parents.) She is making g a good recovery.

Rajesh is aged 2 and lives with his parents in Bindbasini in the district of Parsa, 140kms from Kathmandu. Her father is a driver and mother a housewife. Their economic condition is very poor. Rajesh suffered 20%, 2nd degree burns to his lower abdomen. His mother had cooked a vegetable curry and placed the pot on an open gas fire to simmer while she got her elder son ready for school. Rajesh grabbed and pulled on the gas pipe that fed the fire and the pot of curry spilled over his tummy. His mother poured cold water over the burn and called her husband, who in turn called his brother for help as he had a car. He took them to Narayana Hospital where he stayed for three days. Rajesh’s condition worsened so the hospital referred them to the Kanti. The family had to ask all family members for financial help to help pay for his treatment. He has undergone several operations and is currently making a good recovery on the burns unit.

CHANCE donated a further £1,000 to BVS in September to use at their discretion to help the families who are in dire financial hardship. This fund may be used for medicines, to enable them to get home to their village which could be many hours by bus away from Kathmandu. There have been many such cases of need in recent months. We couldn't give this without your wonderful support to CHANCE.

Anna Thapa, you are amazing! You have raised a massive £825 to date for CHANCE for NEPAL. This will make a massive difference to our health and educational projects we have in Nepal. THANK YOU …… Wishing you a fantastic run in the London Marathon on Sunday.
There is still time to ...support Anna to reach her goal of £1,000

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Thank you Lama Kondan for this delightful post. Gosh 12 years has gone by so quickley. CHANCE is delighted to fund the milk programme to the lower school, especially as winter is approaching. 🙏❤️

We are really excited to read this Aban, fingers crossed. Well done🙏🤞🥰.

Congratulations to the winners of the September draw of the CHANCE 100 which was drawn this morning.
1st Di Day - £120
2nd Lesley Rushton - £80
3rd Frank Datson - £50
Thank you for your ongoing support to CHANCE.
Enjoy!

Thank you very much Andrea Matthews, who held a 'Table Top' sale in her village of Langstone on Bank Holiday Monday and raised a brilliant £232.75 for our projects in Nepal. Andrea has been a staunch supporter of CHANCE since the beginning and a dear friend. In 2007 she was part of the ...team, medical checks for children, which I organised in the hills over Pokahra. 🙏❤️

CHANCE first visited the newly built Health Post in in the remote area Dhubichour in 2016 with Sangbo Lobsang (GMIN), one of our long standing partners on the ground in Nepal. For the first four years we funded a doctor, nurse and the medicines. In 2017 after a fund raising event we funded the ...construction of a further Health Post in Purandhara, both Health Posts are in the Dang region. We funded a nurse and the running costs for three years at the second Centre. Both have been incrediably valuable to the local communities, each helping around 2,500 families per year. Besides paying the salary of the nurse in Dhubichour we continue to provide medicines for both Health Posts. Thank you to our wonderful supporters of Chance, you make vital projects like this possible which continue to serve the communities. 🙏

I couldn't resist sharing these delightful videos of children in the kindergarten and class 1 at Triple Gem School in Kathmandu as they learn the art of dance. The two little girls dancing together is a gem! CHANCE for Nepal has been supporting this school for the past 15 years. We have ...students receiving educational sponsorship and provide a daily cup of warm milk to the lower school. 😍🙏. Have your sound up

Thank you Burn Voilence Surviros (BVS) for your monthly report for July. There were 9 children on the burns unit at the Kanti Children's Hospital, 42 food hampers were given out, 16 Goody bags, 33 Physiotherapty sessions and 35 counselling sessions for the parents and child funded by Chance ...for Nepal.

Simran is just 16 days old lives with her family in a rented room in Kathamdnu. Her mother was giving her an oil massage, and then to keep her warm, she wrapped hot ashes in a blanket around her. The ashes were to hot and tragically burned Simran. Her mother called for help and they were rushed to the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. She suffered 10% 2nd degree burns to her left leg and tummy. As all children receive a food hamper regardless of their age, in Simran’s case, being only two weeks old, the hamper is gratefully received by her mother.

Asmita is 16 months and comes from Ramechhap District. Her mother works as a labourer, and her father passed away after suffering a heart attack last year. Their economic condition is very poor. Her mother is living with her brother and Asmita in a rented room in Kathmandu. Asmita’s mother had prepared tea and put it on a table. Asmita was playing near the table and grabbed the hot cup which spilled over her. Her mother quickly applied cold water and aloe-vera. She then took her to a pharmacy where Asmita received first aid treatment. The pharmacist advised her mother to go to Sushma Koirala Memorial Hospital where she received saline along with pain killers and medicines. Anisha was in a lot of pain and her mother had no money to pay the bills for the medicine, so begged for donations to get her daughter to the Kanti Children’s Hospital. Anisha suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to her chest, chin and neck. She is undergoing treatment.

Sunita out is aged 7 and comes from the Dang region. Her mother was working in the paddy fields planting rice. Her father lives and works abroad. Sunita and her brother were playing at home being looked after by their grandmother. Sunita decided to go to her friend next door. Their neighbour had boiled water to wash meat for cooking and as he was carrying the hot water outside, he collided with Sunita and she got badly burned. Her grandmother came running to help and applied eggs and aloe-vera,. A message was sent to her mother who came rushing back. She was taken to Tulsipur City hospital for some first aid treatment and sent on the same day to Bheri Hospital where she received some dressings, and medicines and stayed one night. Due to the severity of the wounds, Sunita was transferred by plane to the Kanti Children’s Hospital for further treatment the following day. She suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to her shoulder, stomach and her back. She is undergoing treatment.

Amrit is 7 months old and from the district of Sindhuli.. His father is a farmer and his mother a housewife. Their economic background is very poor. They live in a very remote rural area. To keep Amrit warm, his mother had left him near the open cooking fireplace. She had gone to the agriculture field to work, unaware that she had forgotten to extinguish the fire after cooking food. Amrit was sleeping alone when he accidentally rolled into the fire and got badly burnt. A few hours later when his parents returned back home they found him injured. Immediately, he was rushed to District Hospital, Sindhuli where he received first-aid treatment. He was referred to Kanti Children Hospital for further treatment. He suffered 15%, 2nd degree burns to both legs, feet and groin area. Tragically, his toes were too badly burned and needed to be amputated.. He is undergoing treatment.

Sanjay is 17 months old and lives with his parents. His father is a mechanic and his mother a housewife. They come the district of Rautahat. His father was at work and his mother had prepared a vegetable curry and had placed it on the kitchen rack to cool. Sanjay was playing in the kitchen whilst his mother did other chores when he accidentally pulled on the kitchen rack and some of the hot curry spilled all over his body. Hearing him cry out, his mother rushed to him and applied toothpaste on the wounded area. She contacted her husband and they both to him to a nearby medical shop where he received first-aid treatment. He was then brought by motor bike to the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital. He suffered 6%, 3rd degree burns to both hands and his mouth. His father is staying with him on the burns unit. He is undergoing treatment.

All names have been changed and permission was given by the parents.

Love and thanks to all who donate to CHANCE. You make our support possible. 🙏

Congratulations to the winners of the August draw of the CHANCE 100 Club
1st - Christine Fletcher - £120
2nd - Sharon Brockway - £80
3rd - Dinah Dwyer - £50

Thank you for your support.
Enjoy!

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We are delighted to be part of this excellent project. These books will be given out to children during medical checks with Mountain Heart Nepal and as a teaching aid to the schools we support as well as for children attending the Siddhasthali Rural Community Hospital.

THANK YOU Anna Thapa for choosing CHANCE. I wish you the best of luck in your forth coming challenge.
Please help Anna to achieve her goal to raise £1,000 😍🙏

The school day at the Nima Academy in Ramechhap, a school very close to my heart, which stands at 3400metres and 5 hours from Kathmandu starts with meditation, perfect I would say 🙏

Thank you Suchan (Shenpen) for monitoring this much needed programme. We are delighted to help these children whose parent's struggle to provide a uniform. So important all the children are treated the same and no stigma attached to those who go without due to a financial difficulties.

Our Quiz Nights are back! A fantastic result last night! We raised £425 with 5 teams and 28 people playing. Massive thanks to Jane and Brian, the landlords at The Keep in Guildford for organising the quiz and giving everyone a complementary cheese platter with French bread, so scrummy. ...Wonderful to be back after two and a half years absence due to Covid. Thank you to everyone who came, with Luca and Steven all the way from London! I am always humbled by the generosity and enthusiasm shown to CHANCE. 🥰 Our next quiz will be in September. If you would like to participate, please contact me.

BVS (Burns Violence Survivors) report for June on the burns unit at the Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu. There were 11 children on the ward. 29 counselling sessions, 28 physiotherapy sessions, 30 food baskets and 11 Goody bags were given out, all funded by CHANCE. Thank you BVS for the ...fantastic work you do in helping the patients on the burns unit.

Ram is aged two and a half and comes from the district of Kavrepalanchok which lies 85kms from Kathmandu. His father is a building contractor and mother a housewife. Ram was at home with his uncle who had come to visit. His mother was washing clothes outside. His uncle had a cold and boiled water to gargle with for his sore throat which he put on a shelf to cool a little. Ram grabbed the pot and the hot water spilled over him. His mother quickly came into the house and poured cold water and applied aloe vera on the wounded area. She then took Ram to the nearest Primary Health care centre, an hours walk away for first aid treatment. They advised her to take the public bus 82 kms to the Kanti burns unit in Kathmandu. He suffered 5%, 1st degree burns to his face neck and chest. After 28th days he was discharged home after making a good recovery.

Alex is 9 months old and lives with his parents in a rented room in Kathmandu. His father works in a bakery shop and mother a housewife. In the night, his mother lit a fire to keep Alex warm as he had a bad cold and was coughing. Alex was sleeping on the floor next to the fire and his mother fell asleep next to him before she had extinguished the fire. Her husband woke up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night and stumbled over firewood next to the fire and some hot charcoal fell over Alex’s body. He was immediately taken to the burns unit at the Kanti. During his stay in the Kanti, his mother had a severe migraine attack and with no immediate relative to look after Alex in the hospital, she discharged Alex and herself and returned home against medical advice. He suffered 3%, 1st degree burns to his face.

Nisha is 9 years old and lives with her parents in Bagmati in the district of Dolakha. Her father works as a tailor and mother a housewife. Nisha studies in Grade 3 at school.
She was at school having her lunch break. She and her friends were sitting round a table in the school canteen and the dinner lady was trying to open the lid of pressure cooker when tragically the hot contents splashed all over Nisha’s face and body and she got severely burnt. She suffered 10%, 2nd degree burns to her face and shoulder and right hand. Three of her friends also sustained minor injuries. The canteen staff poured cold water on the wounded area and ran to get the teachers. After an hour, they took the children to a nearby medical shop where they received first-aid treatment. Nisha’s wounds were more serious and she was referred to the burns unit at the Kanti and is still undergoing treatment.

Adesh is aged 7 and lives with his parents in Bagmati, Kathmandu. His father works as a labourer in the production of medicines and his mother is a housewife. His father had boiled milk to drink and it had placed it on the stove. He then went for his evening prayer. Meanwhile, Adesh who was playing with his sister in the kitchen accidentally stumbled onto the stove and the hot milk spilled all over his lower body. He suffered 20%, 2nd degree burns to his right thigh and toes on his right foot. Hearing him shout out, his father rushed to help and took him to a nearby pharmacy where they advised him to take Adesh to the International Friendship Children's Hospital, in Maharajgunj. After 18days, they in turn referred him to the expertise of the doctors on the burns unit at the Kanti.

A massive thank you to the supporters of Chance…. you keep this project alive by your generosity.

All names have been changed for protection and permission was granted by the parents for this report

Congratulations to the winners in the July draw of the CHANCE 100 Club.
1st - Viv Craggs - £120
2nd Geraldine Ritchie - £80
3rd - Robin Fawkner-Corbett - £50
Enjoy!
Delighted to say we have 100 members.

Thank you Dhruba. We are delighted to continue our support to the Shree Secondary School in Chitwan with their Tiffin Programme.🥰

We are delighted to continue our support in funding the Tiffin Programme at MAV. The school has a special place in my heart as I have visited it on many occasions over the years and have seen first hand how important the Tiffin programme is for the children and their parents. Thank you Suchan ...(Shenpen) for sharing and monitoring this programme. Most of all, thank you CHANCE supporters, your donations fund this project and many others. ❤️

We are delighted to support WCS (Women's Cooperative Society) 4-day workshop in elementary vegetable skills training. This being our 18th year of support to WCS. We aim to fund up to three trainings per year, 2 elementary and 1 advanced. Thank you to SHENPEN our longest term partner on the... ground in Nepal who monitor this project. Great photos Suchan (Shenpen), thank you .

Congratulations to the winners in the June draw for CHANCE 100 which was drawn this morning.
1st Fran Breslin - £120
2nd Dave Bradshaw - £80
3rd Dinah Dwyer - £50
Enjoy! I am delighted to say we have finally reached 100 members 🙏😍. Long may it last!