CG Mahaveer
Sabal Center

In 2017, the Chaudhary Foundation signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Government to bring Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS or Jaipur Foot) to Nepal.

The Indian-based organization — which supports physically disabled populations around the world by providing prosthetic limbs, calipers and other equipment free of charge — provided assistance and training to the Chaudhary Foundation in setting up the initiative.

This project supports SDGs:

The joint initiative — in partnership with Jaipur Foot, the Embassy of India and with support from Norvic International Hospital and Sahaj Community Hospital — officially started in January 2019 with two Artificial Limb Fitness Camps in Kathmandu and Nawalparasi, where over 50 beneficiaries received prosthesis legs at Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu and another 450 at Sahaj Community Hospital in Nawalparasi.

The demand for these services became apparent during the camps, with an average of 15 beneficiaries served daily and another 100,000+ limb amputees across Nepal. Because of its need and the camps’ success, Chaudhary Foundation is in the process of establishing a permanent center at Sahaj Community Hospital to continue providing artificial limb services to those in need, called the CG Sabal Center

The goal of CG Mahaveer Sabal Center is to support Nepal’s physically disabled population by providing artificial limbs and other aids to as many individuals in need throughout the year rather than only during the short-lived fitment camps. The specific objectives of the center are to be able to provide beneficiaries with artificial limb choices and provide past beneficiaries with post-service facilities.

Chaudhary Group is funding costs associated with its establishment, including space, equipment, installation, staff, training, etc.

Meet Riya, an outgoing 6-year-old who loves sharing her story.

A bus hit Riya, who was 3 at the time, while she was walking to school. Her leg was crushed and — after being rushed to a hospital — it was immediately amputated. During the months that followed, Riya’s parents said they weren’t sure if she would make it. However, she slowly became stronger and began learning to live life without a leg. Three years later and Riya is finally getting her life back through the Jaipur Foot initiative. She was given a prosthesis leg on January 13, 2019 during the Artificial Limb Fitment Camp in Kathmandu. Riya said she is “proud” of her new leg and can’t wait to get back to doing things that your average little girl does.

Dhan said she works hard every day to be nice so she can be happy.

After all, her first piece of advice is always, “if you [are] nice, you will be happy.” However, despite her kindness, Dhan said she isn’t truly happy because she has felt different for over 35 years. It started with losing her leg in a car accident. But with a big smile on her face, she proudly proclaimed she was “happy now” because she was able to walk for the first time in decades with her new prosthetic leg that she received on January 17, 2019 during the Nawalparasi camp.

The first thing Suk said was, “I feel different.”

He said the alienation started over 30 years ago after a bus accident that left him without a leg. But Suk said he wants to walk again, and finally has “confidence” that he will thanks to the new prosthetic leg he received on January 17, 2019, during the Nawalparasi camp. During the camp, Suk said he was “inspired” by everyone around him and that alone could drive him to learn how to walk again.