Scheer Memorial Adventist Hospital in Banepa, Nepal is surrounded by picturesque views, warm, welcoming people, and deep
poverty. As one of the poorest nations in the world, one third of Nepal’s population lives below the poverty line. Many in the region
can’t afford the cost of a health care consultation, which often amounts to less than $1 U.S. At Scheer, no one is turned away
because they can’t pay. People come miles around, traveling on foot from rural villages with no roads, electricity, or adequate health
care. Some even come carrying sick family members on their backs because they know we’ll welcome them, regardless of finances.
For several years PaxWorks proudly supported Sheer’s outreach to poor women in the community. Bearing heavy burdens beyond
imagination, the Hospital performed free prolapsed uterus repairs which usually causes women to become ostracized from their
communities. In addition, we provided over 40 computers for their schools and ADRA, the Disaster Relief Administration offices.