Laxmi KC is currently in residence at the Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara as she finishes her master’s in paediatrics. Raised in a small town outside Kathmandu, Laxmi received her tuition for medical school through an NGO founded by a Canadian nurse, Mary McWhirter. 


Because of cultural and economic conditions in Nepal, it can be very difficult for teens, especially young women, to pursue higher education after high school. You can read more about Laxmi and the project here: laxmislegacy.org

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