Graduating in2 years
Sponsorship IDMFN 02
Field of StudyPharmacy
Age19 years old
Family and Community Background/History
I am a local resident of the Lalitpur district of province 3, eastern Nepal. We have 8 members in our family. My family occupation is farming and we belong to a Buddhist community. Only myself, my mother and my elder are Christians. My father is a farmer and my mom is a housewife.
Why do you want to pursue this area of study?
I have observed that there is no pharmacy where villagers can have access to medicine. There is a covid hospital and health posts with a limited of medicines. People have to go for long distances to buy medicine. That is why after I graduate, I plan to open a pharmacy in our community.
Why do you need sponsorship?
Firstly, we have very limited income sources that are not sufficient to afford for tertiary education. I thank the lord for his grace for me to obtain a seat for pharmacy. My mom has been trying hard to afford for my food expenses as well. Fees for pharmacy studies are high in Nepal. Since I am a believer, my dad is not supportive to provide the expenses related to my course.
What will the impact be of your studies to you, your family and to your community?
I aim to open a Pharmacy if everything is favourable. This will help people in the local community to access medication, significantly impacting their health. Since there is big scope and prospects with pharmacy, I think I will earn a good income which will improve our family’s economic condition. It is also difficult being a woman in Nepal, so being a pharmacist will lift my status.
|Nurses / 10,000 People||132||33|
|Doctors / 10,000 People||41||9|
|Maternal Mortality Rate (deaths / 100,000 live births)||6||186|
|Under 5 Mortality Rate (deaths / 1000 live births)||3.7||27|
|Life Expectancy at Birth||83.7 years||70.8 years|
My Supporting Organisation
Minority Focus, Nepal
The level of poverty in Nepal results in many students, who would like to study to improve their situation, are unable to. Minority Focus, a faith based organization, began operations in 1985 with a purpose of providing partial scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds to gain further education in technical, medical and vocational sectors. Its aim is to develop qualified leaders at all levels of society. Since its establishment, it has helped over 2000 graduates to obtain education in various fields.