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JamilThank you for your support!  

I am so honored to join a team of people who care enough to take some time out of their lives to serve others without a need for anything in return. The truth of the matter though, is that so much is returned. I witnessed my wife, who volunteered in 2013, grow as a practitioner when she volunteered. Not only did she become a better human in the process, she came back stronger and more confident in her ability to help her patients. She was touched by the community of people that she had the privilege to get to know in Nepal. It is with this spirit of service in mind that I hope to follow in her footsteps, to care for those in need and become a better me along the way.

As you may know, since 2008, Acupuncture Relief Project’s clinics have delivered over 150,000 primary care visits in rural Nepal for free to people who are mostly subsistence farmers. These people have no other access to healthcare other than ARP’s clinics as Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world. ARP’s efforts include the treatment of patients living with HIV and AIDs as well as people suffering from extreme poverty and social disfranchisement. Common conditions they see include musculoskeletal pain, digestive pain, hypertension, diabetes, stroke rehabilitation, uterine prolapse, asthma, recovery from tuberculosis treatment, recovery from typhoid fever, and recovery from surgery. We will have the unique opportunity be mentored by a master practitioner utilizing mostly Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and limited pharma to treat patients with a wide range of health complaints.

This project is not a “give a man fish” project, but a "teach a man to fish” type of project. This is one of the aspects that sets it apart from many others. I am extremely excited about being able to contribute to training a team of young people to become the medical providers of their own people. I am honored to be able to contribute to their ability to grow into their new roles.

I want to be able to serve the Nepali people at the same time and learn how a clinic like this is operated to have the skills to be able to care for many, many more in the future, in’shallah. I hope to learn from the wisdom of those who have come before me the best practices that they have put into place. It is our sincere hope to be able to take this model and transplant it into other regions of the world, in'shallah (God Willing).

Also, due to the generosity of Bastyr University’s Student Council that are matching funds, a small amount can be utilized to treat many, many people.

  • $10 provides for 20 people to be treated in our clinic!
  • $20 pays a local interpreter for two weeks!
  • $50 supports one practitioner for two clinic days!
  • $100 pays for our team's clinic for two days!

The Bhimphedi clinic currently treats up to 120 people each day and it is the only medical clinic in the region! Please help me to be able to serve these people and learn how to run a clinic like this to be able to care for many, many more.  

All donations are tax-deductible as Acupuncture Relief Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID: 26-3335265).  To learn more about Acupuncture Relief Project, please visit their website:  /acupuncturereliefproject.org.

Jazakallah Khair (May God reward you goodness)
Jamil