Iconic music festival – The Currie Street Music Crawl, presented by Queensland Music Festival and Sunshine Coast Council kicked off on the weekend bringing thousands of revellers to the heart of the Sunshine Coast to enjoy bands and a few beers. Local Sunshine Coast vintage and record store “The Time Machine” kindly selected The Wild Medic Project as the not for profit beneficiary of funds from sales of beverages from the event.
Local store co-owner Daniel Stuth was extremely happy with the turnout and the organisation of the event but was more excited about funnelling funds towards projects that our organisation is working on in Nepal. “If we can help out in any way to channel profits to projects in overseas communities struggling to avoid issues associated with poverty and a lack of healthcare, why wouldn’t we help out?”.
According to the United Nations, Nepal ranks 138th in the world in overall human development, behind such countries as India and Bangladesh and one of the least developed countries in Asia. Rural healthcare services are at best rudimentary, with government health posts often going unstaffed and under-supplied for years. Nutrition is inadequate; vaccination rates are poor. Access to education is irregular, and low literacy rates remain a barrier to economic progress. The Wild Medic Project continues to assist communities in rural Nepal with issues surrounding health education and access to primary healthcare.