Still smiling, despite chronic pain

Stories | March 16, 2023

Still smiling, despite chronic pain

Six years ago, Kanchi, now 65, fell and injured her back. The injury was too complex for the local hospital to deal with adequately. Kanchi tries to manage the chronic pain with medicinal herbs and moves hesitantly on crutches. This is the inequity in access to health care that we see, as we compare Australia’s health system to systems in countries like Nepal.

Despite that, she continues to work in her garden – weeding and pruning are manageable. She has been supported by CBM Australia’s livelihood program that’s provides seeds, organic pesticides, and greenhouses. Now she and her extended family are eating a wider variety of foods. Despite the challenges, Kanchi is philosophical about life’s challenges, and grateful for CBM’s support.

CBM acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) and thanks our partner SAPPROS.

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