(The text is updated in February 2018)
KMCH is a non-profit organization based in Humla, a district in North-Western Nepal. KMCH is registered at the District Administration Office in Humla and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council in Kathmandu.
KMCH supports mainly poor children in Humla so they can get education.
In order to let poor children from the mountain villages in Humla to go to school, KMCH operates a school home in the village of Yangar. During 2017 there lived 47 children, 28 girls and 19 boys, from around 15 different villages of Humla, in the school home. The children are between 6 and 19 years of age and attend a governmental school in the nearby village of Yalwang.
During the period 2008 to 2016 KMCH operated, in partnership with the monastery Namkha Khyung Dzong, the health clinic Namkhyung Charity Clinic located in the same village as the children´s school. The clinic was very appreciated by the people in upper Humla. The consultations and the medicine were free of charge.
In year 2017 the authorities of Humla opened a health clinic near our children´s school. Then we could close our clinic. This was a necessary and important step in a process towards an increased responsibility of the authorities for vital public welfare.
The school home is the base for KMCH´s work in Humla. Other projects can be started individually by KMCH or in cooperation with other organizations if special funds and appropriate technical and administrative skills can be obtained. .
Autumn 2009 KMCH started education for adults in the village Yangar. It was mainly women in the village, of which very few have had the opportunity to go to school before, who requested it. In spring 2010 KMCH started teaching for adults in the village of Tumkot. From year 2012 the Education Office of Humla is responsible for the adult education and have to our delight expanded it to several villages.
KMCH is focusing on education but is also, together with the authorities and other organizations, e.g. ready to launch projects that are focused on agriculture and reforestation in areas which for a long time have been plundered of its forests.
One step in that direction is the fruit-tree planting project that KMCH started in automn 2017. We hope that this project will inspire others to do the same.
Support us? Go to Support KMCH. There is also contact information. It is possible to donate via PayPal.