- 2008: upgraded the medical center by installing a solar panel, leveling and paving the access, and putting a new awning and windows on the buildings. View images on the KPHM site >>
- 2009: further upgrade work on the medical center by installing a water tank, leveling one side of the new house, paving in front of the OPD and dressing room, placing new tiles on the OPD and dressing room floor, installing windows, replacing the roof and painting the new windows on the new buildings. View images on the KPHM site >>
- 2010: began construction of the new staff quarters. View images on the KPHM site >>
Impact: Kushudebu Public Health Mission Nepal (KPHMN) is a non-profit and non-government social organization, which was established in 2006. The purpose of the organization is to conduct various activities to assist the disadvantaged, orphaned and socially remote villages of the Solukhumbu District, Beni VDC (village development committee). This assistance helps over 3,370 people in Beni VDC, Solukhumbu. KPHMN operates from Junbesi situated in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It is only accessible one day by bus and 3 days walking from jiri or after flying to Phaplu from Kathmandu and 3 hours walk.
The impact of the work completed by World Expeditions’ Community Project travellers has been to improve the environment in which this medical service can be offered, creating a larger space to accommodate more patients, allowing them to stay overnight for medical care and also creating accommodation for the medical staff.
“The local villagers at Junbesi made us feel really welcome and put on a special dinner at the monastery. We were overwhelmed with the welcome they gave us and also the thank you. We had a great bunch of other trekkers on the trip and we were all matched up well with our room-mates. We were very lucky with the weather and had day after day of awe-inspiring views. There is not one bad thing that I can say about the trip. The trip was a life changing experience and I would love to do it all again. I would like to thank everyone involved. And I hope that one day I get to travel again with World Expeditions.” K. Venables |New Zealand