Rand Runco demonstrating stretcher to villagers.

There are very few roads in the rural areas of Nepal. Nepal is known as a “walking culture” and villagers often walk for days to trade or see relatives in another village.  This is a great part of the Nepali culture however transporting injured people over long distances can be difficult and painful.

We’ve seen injured people carried for days in baskets or on the back of a mule. In response, one of our projects is providing portable stretchers to villages in remote regions of Nepal. Over 100 portable stretchers have been delivered. The stretchers are made in Nepal, they are lightweight,  provide a comfortable ride, and are easy to carry.

Ten Friends volunteers deliver stretchers to remote villages and teach villagers how to use the stretcher.  Our follow-up visits show that stretchers are being used to carry sick or injured people to medical posts and one of the stretchers was used five times in a year.

You can help

A $75 donation will purchase one stretcher.  If you would like to support Ten Friends in this way please click the Donate Now through Network for Good button at the left to make a safe, secure donation using Pay Pal or a major credit card.  Thank you!