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Oct 5, 2020

Foods, health-materials donated

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Donation goods being handed over.
Donation goods being handed over.

Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) along with KOICA Alumni Association of Nepal (KAAN) donated foods and other hygienic-materials to Manavsewa Ashram amidst a function today in Lalitpur.

The donation items worth over US $3,000 was supported by KOICA are to be benefitted over 300 people with orphans, disabled, handicapped, helpless and mentally ill, said the press release of the KOICA.

Manavsewa Ashram has been rendering its services in various 19 district offices located in seven provinces to the needy people who are helpless and living under miserable conditions.

To respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, KOICA supported various medical items– PPE 790 sets, KN95 4690 pieces, Surgical Masks 2185 pieces, Surgical gloves 4400 sets, hand sanitizer 600 liters and infrared thermometer 50 pieces — worth US $78,000 to Trishuli Hospital, Nepal Korea Friendship Municipality Hospital, Tikapur Hospital and Dhulikhel Hospital for strengthening their capacity to deal with COVID-19 since these hospitals have been assigned for COVID-19 response by the Nepal Government and concerned Municipality.

Also, KOICA provided US $13,000 to the local government of Sunawal and Madhyabindu Municipality and 4 rural municipalities Susta, Pratappur, Phalinandan and Sarawal of Nawalpur and Nawalparasi districts as a relief fund to support 433 households of these areas through Good Neighbors International (GNI) which is the implementing partner for KOICA Inclusive Rural Development in Nawalparasi (IRDN) Livelihood Improvement Project (LIP) in Nawalparasi district, it added.

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