Project Need: $76,818
Ram Prasha Thapa is a 41 year old father of six children who works as a labourer to feed his wife and children. To earn enough to feed his family, Ram often had no time to eat nor was there enough food for him. He developed TB and became too weak to walk to the nearest health post in his village to take the medicine for his disease.
Spending his hard earned money, Ram travelled to the government hospital and was referred to the project patient centre. When he arrived, he was very weak and was not able to walk properly nor could he go to the toilet without having a hard time. It was there he received good accommodation, food, medicine and care.
Within two weeks, his physical condition had improved and he could take care of himself. Within a month, he had gained 3kg in weight and by three months, the disease was under control and he could walk to the health post in his village, feeling much stronger. He is very grateful for the help and medical treatment that CATS had provided for him and for the opportunity to have learnt about health, hygiene and different diseases during his treatment period.
This project addresses this issue through health and hygiene training, income generation activities, literacy classes and hostel accommodation for TB and leprosy patients.