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LEPP Donations Distributed to Hospitals & Schools in Rural Nepal

LEPP transfers of vital sign monitors, ventilators, EKGs, sterilizers, laryngoscopes, aspirators, bladder scanners, exam tables, stretchers, and crutches were distributed by LEPP’s partner World Help to three hospitals – the Gunjaman Singh, Lamjung, and Chaujahari hospitals in Nepal. These property transfers are expected to benefit 67,000 people.

World Help also distributed 10,000 hygienic kits and books to school children in the Chitwan and Rukum districts of Nepal. The hygiene kits will help in the districts’ efforts to keep school children healthy and safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In gratitude of receiving these donations, Hemanta Shreshta, Administrator of Lamjung District Hospital expressed immense thanks and said “ because of your donations of medical equipment, we can now provide more health care services to people affected by the pandemic in rural Nepal. Together we are making a difference in the field of health and education”.

Asha Maya Pariyar (below), from Gaunsahar, was happy to receive this walker donated through LEPP’s partner humanitarian aid organization World Help. After a long stay in the Lamjung hospital, Asha, 63, was finally able to get back on her feet and make concrete progress towards her recovery.

 

A patient with suspected COVID-19 (below) is treated by a doctor in the isolation ward of Gunjaman Singh hospital aided by a vital signs monitor donated by World Help through LEPP.

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About LEPP – Transferring Physical Capital to Aid U.S. Emergency and Development Programs Overseas

Vysnova partners with USAID’s Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP); an innovative and cost-effective program that transfers millions of dollars worth of federal surplus property to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and USAID Missions to supplement their development and humanitarian projects overseas. LEPP is yet another example of Vysnova’s strategic focus of cultivating partnerships that support sustainable, locally-driven development endeavors.

In FY 2019, LEPP successfully transferred over 43 million dollars worth of surplus property to 18 developing nations. Partner organizations that are faith-based accounted for approximately 50% of the federal surplus property transfers in the fiscal year. LEPP has already transferred 13.7 million dollars worth of surplus property just in the first four months of FY 2020.

These LEPP donations included medical supplies such as ultrasounds, infant incubators, hospital beds, ophthalmology, laboratory and dental equipment, autoclaves, generators, laptops, computers, and school furniture. Physical capital donations to Latin America and the Caribbean were transferred to Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and Peru. Transfers to Asia were made to Nepal, Pakistan, and the Philippines; while transfers to Eastern Europe benefited underserved populations in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Moldova, and Ukraine. The majority of property transfers to Africa were made to Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.