Welcome to The Challenge Fund – dedicated to fighting cancer in developing countries. Our current focus is fundraising for Project Hospice Nepal.
Twenty years ago four friends had a vision to provide palliative care for terminally ill patients in Nepal and they built an eight-bed hospice in Kathmandu. This is how Hospice Nepal started. The need for palliative care has grown over those twenty years but the vision remains the same, to ensure that everyone in the country, whether in rural or urban settings, has access to the care and expertise to allow the last phase of life to be lived well, with suffering reduced and dignity maintained. Hospice Nepal has now outgrown its current facility and desperately needs a new building with more beds, two of which will be permanently reserved for dying children. Like the rest of world, Nepal has been hit hard by Covid-19 and the need for palliative care has never been greater.