In February of 2019, CCF Board member Kim Maynard traveled to Nepal and visited with the local Deurali Community Committee that oversees the Baseri Clinic (CCF helped build and continues to support). She was able to meet the new staff and the community expressed how much they appreciated the clinic and how it helps the community. She was able to gather great input on where to focus CCF’s future efforts.
The committee shared their hope to be involved in CCF’s Menstrual Hygiene Training programs since more information on women’s issues was vital to the community. They also welcomed the distribution of reusable menstrual pad kits since more than 80% of women in the area still use cloth rags.
The committee expressed a need for Gender Based Violence (GBV) trainings since domestic violence is a real problem in the rural areas.
CCF will engage this community and clinic staff in the upcoming years to bring training and awareness around these issues. We will also continue to maintain the clinic and staffing.