Amongst the poorest countries in the world, half of Nepal’s population lives below poverty line and average income is less than $200 a year. Only 15% of the Nepalese have access to health services. Nearly half the children in Nepal are under weight. Nepal’s literacy rate is only 45.2%. During a volunteer medical mission to Tansen, harsh realities of poverty in rural Nepal became the driving force for establishment of Avicenna Vision back in 2008. Since then Avicenna Vision has been involved with 3 separate projects aimed at improving quality of life for children and rural Nepalese.
Charity Projects in Nepal
Sahara Children’s Home
Our goal is to provide food, shelter, clothing and other basic supplies to orphans, homeless and needy children in Lalitpur, a city in central Nepal, where thousands of children are reported to be orphaned or homeless.
Tansen Mission Hospital
Avicenna Vision offers financial and hands-on support to Tansen Hospital, which provides crucial medical, surgical, obstetrical and pediatric care for the underprivileged population of the region.
Tansen Microcredit Project
We are working to provide small interest free loans to support local grass roots projects in Tansen and surrounding villages. This support is aimed at promoting self-sufficiency and sustainability for local businesses.