Sunday, 13 October 2013

My passion, My Dream: Our Initiative of social enterpreneurship

My dream what a great statement by Bill Drayton (aged 69), an American social entrepreneur and one of America's 25 Best Leaders in 2005, responsible for the rise of the phrase "social entrepreneur", a concept first found in print in 1972, who said:

 "Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry."

 As a health professional without having any family background of entrepreneurship I had no idea about entrepreneurship. But I always wanted to do something different and contribute something to the society with own level of professional knowledge, experience and expertise in the field of my passion (i.e. maternal and newborn health including sexual and reproductive health in broad) without depending upon donor fund. This is because while working in different development agencies
for almost 15 years I realized that what we do work through donor funded projects are not sustainable. At the same time I thought about empowering female health professional who are mostly following orders rather than working independently like in the developed world.

 That's the reason how I conceived the plan of a Free-standing birthing center in early 2007 with the concept of social enterprise in order to serve urban poor families who are on the process of giving a new life and birth to this world.

 I believed that we, health professionals who are passionate in maternal and new born health having more than 10 years experience can provide quality cost-effective maternity care in a home like environment to encourage natural birth to pregnant mothers and their family members from our level best in order to reduce unnecessary normal childbirth burden to Tertiary Level Paropakar Maternity and Women's Hospital (Prasuti Girha), Thapathali, Kathmandu.

 Based on this conception we, 15 female health professionals from 9 different organizations decided to move on and took advices and suggestions from experienced medical professionals, Obstetrician and Gynecologists, namely Dr. Geeta Rana, Dr Laxmi Raj Pathak, Dr. Indra Basnett and others.
 Then accordingly with our little fund from our own pocket contribution, NPR 100,000 (US $ 1300) each we established our Independent (stand-alone) birthing centre named Aadharbhut Prasuti Sewa Kendar  in July 2007 registering in the Company Registered Office.

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