Less than 20km outside Kathmandu, Pharping is the home to religious and spiritual sites for both Hindus and Buddhists. The Senior Citizen Nursing Care Home is situated on the Shesh Narayan Temple grounds, below the cave from which Buddha’s first great student, Padmasambhava, reportedly emerged after becoming enlightened and walking through the mountain.

Bedridden Kapitah being fed

We are proud to provide support for this home.

Currently, we are paying for a full-time, private caregiver to attend to an elderly resident who has been crippled her entire life, and who is now bedridden. Kapitah has never told anyone the story of her life. She has only cried when asked. Our goal is to keep her clean, dry, and as healthy as possible during these last months she has remaining.

In the past years, our donors have provided the funds for a new wash facility, a washing machine, and grounds improvements, along with financial support for food and housing expenses.

The original wash facility was badly damaged during the 2015 earthquakes, and was liable to collapse any day. With help from our donors, the non-profit that runs this home in Pharping was able to construct a new, two-story wash facility.  
Now, they have three toilet rooms, plus a separate room for personal bathing and a washing machine, on the first floor of this new building. They are able to store extra food donations on the second floor, and have moved their office there as well. 
This frees up two rooms in the dormitory, where the food donations and office had been. Because of this upgraded building, the elder care home can house an additional six residents, if needed.

During the construction of the new wash facility, grounds improvements were made which enable the elders to move about the property with greater safety.


Lastly, we were able to provide the funds so they could purchase a modern, front-loading washing machine. Previously, the caregivers washed all the bedding by hand, and in cold water at an outside tap. Several of the elders are experiencing the challenges that happen as the body ages, and this has been increasing the work load on the caregivers.