Toothbrushing lesson provided by Phurbu Dorji, our 2017 team dentist
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Mission Leader and Family Nurse Practitioner
St. Paul, Minnesota
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Tsum Valley Medical Mission
c/o 1841 Dayton Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
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EMPOWER NEPAL FOUNDATION, 501 (C) (3) American nonprofit and Tsum Valley Medical Mission Fiscal Sponsor, which manages all mission monetary responsibilities and guides our endeavor with its strong commitment to the Nepali people.
SOARWAY FOUNDATION, an American nonprofit dedicated to the well-being and resilience of the Nepali people.
THE COMPASSION PROJECT, a Canadian-Nepali nonprofit with two board members who hail from Tsum, and our on-the -ground collaborator that facilitates our provision of sustainable medical care.
SPECIAL THANKS TO ...
Minnesota-Nepalis Ruben Shrestha and Suwal Singh who organized a fundraiser in St Paul featuring Nepali food provided by Kamala and Padam Sharma of Everest on Grand, a silent auction, and music by famed Sarangi player Shyam Nepali.
Michael Finley, Rachel's husband, who created a video about our work in Tsum and sollicited countless donations from their friends.
Bev Friesen, Coloradan for providing her IT expertise on our website and Facebook sites.
Thanks to the Austrian-Nepali nonprofit, Chay-Ya, for the use of their portable dental tables again this year.
Village women from Upper Tsum Valley sing us a Tibetan Buddhist song to express their gratefulness for the medical and dental care our team provided to their remote community.
Next Mission in October 2018!
Tsum Valley is home to Tibetan Buddhists whose subsistence way of life has remained unchanged for centuries. The Tsumpas, as they call themselves, are a resilient, hard working people who have rebuilt homes and outbuildings damaged by the earthquakes of 2015.
Read all about us in Minnesota Physician
Living off the grid means little access to professional medical and dental care. The six day walk through mountain trails to Kathmandu is often prohibitive due to expense and time away from their farms and animals.
Our secular medical mission brings medical and dental teams that provide culturally sensitive comprehensive medical and dental care to the Tsumpas. We've discovered and treated their cataracts and hypertension, asthma and dental abscesses, to name just a few problems. We provide preventive care including health education and have created the Tsum's first holistic women's health program including cervical cancer screening and family planning.