Did you used to be named Nyaya Health?
Yes. We officially changed our name on March 18, 2014 from Nyaya Health to Possible.
If you receive a donation receipt or official communications from us, it may say “Nyaya Health, doing business as Possible.” This does not impact our tax-exempt status, and all donations are still tax deductible.
To note the history of our organization: Our story begins in far west Nepal, months after the ending of the 10-year civil conflict, with an abandoned hospital and a community in urgent need of quality healthcare. It was also a time when community health models, based in social justice, equity, and government partnerships, were gaining momentum. From the beginning, our approach was “intersectoral”; health equity meant tackling the local burden of disease, which included chronic diseases, alcoholism, and severe malnutrition, in addition to improving reproductive, maternal and child health. We also knew that transforming health outcomes could not be accomplished through a silver bullet; we envisioned integrated care delivery, from hospital to home. We remain committed to these roots.
The organization’s first name, Nyaya Health Nepal, is rooted in that struggle; Nyaya Health Nepal continues to be the recognized legal name for our NGO implementing partner in Nepal, whereas Possible reflects the global brand and path.
Why did you change your name?
We wanted a name that reflected the global challenges and possibility, from the foothills of the Himalayas to the streets of New York.
Why was the organization founded?
In 2006, in some of the most remote regions of rural Nepal, many people lived without a single clinician, in some areas a growing AIDS epidemic, and poor infrastructure exacerbated by a 10-year civil war.
When did you actually start delivering healthcare?
In 2008, a growing global team of leaders—from Nepal, India, and the U.S.—started delivering healthcare by transforming a grain shed into a clinic operated by Nepali clinicians with support from the Nepali government and a small sum of funding from friends and family.
You speak a lot about team culture. Why?
We believe great teams bring the same entrepreneurial energy to improving their culture as they do to improving their product.
Where can I find your For-Impact Culture Code?
You can view and share it here.
Is Possible a 501c3 organization?
Yes. Possible is a registered 501(c)3 organization, and your donation is tax-deductible. Our EIN is 20-3055055. You can invest in our work here.
Because we changed our name from Nyaya Health on March 18th, 2014, your donation receipt may say “Nyaya Health, doing business as Possible.”
Can I donate stock?
Yes. And the IRS provides one of its most significant tax breaks for donations of appreciated securities. To make a gift of stock, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will personally assist you.
What types of donations are most useful?
For large donations, sending a check or wire transfer is preferred because there are no fees associated with checks and only a small fee associated with wire transfers. Send checks to Possible, 30 Broad Street, 9th Fl. New York, NY 10004.
The most useful online donation is a monthly recurring, unrestricted donation. They are easy to set up on our Donate page, and we are happy to help you set one up if needed. Just send us an email at email@example.com
Do you need donated medical supplies?
Donating medical supplies is often difficult because we work in such a remote part of Nepal, and the supply chain is most efficient when items are purchased within Nepal. But we do occasionally have needs for high-functioning, specialized equipment that would otherwise be a very large capital investment for us. If you have a proposal, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have other questions about donating that aren’t answered here. Who can I contact?
Please send us an email at email@example.com
Do you charge patients for care?
No. Data from around the world makes it clear that charging for healthcare via a fee for service model actually leads to bad outcomes for patients living in the level of poverty we work with.
Additionally, we work in partnership with the Nepali government, and free care is guaranteed as part of the Nepali constitution for patients living in poverty.
We are cultivating diverse set of revenue sources. We have a growing performance-based contract with government investment at the core, supported by local community investment, individual and institutional philanthropy, and research funding. Future revenue opportunities include health insurance.
How do you partner with Nepal’s government?
Our partnership with the Nepali government is expansive, and is based upon a contractual agreement. We deliver care within the government’s infrastructure and receive funding from the government only if they deliver results. Thus, in our partnership, the Nepali government acts as a funder and regulator, and we deliver healthcare within their infrastructure.
The Nepali government currently provides land, buildings, trainings, over 50% of our pharmaceuticals, and 90% of our community health worker network. This dramatically decreases cost and provides a platform for replication via government systems that are shared across the country. Additionally, our contract with the government is performance-based, meaning the government has committed to increase their investment as we grow and achieve better health outcomes.
How do you plan to grow?
What role are you playing in Nepal since the earthquakes struck in April 2015?
We are expanding our work in one of the worst-hit districts, Dolakha, where 87% of its healthcare facilities were damaged or destroyed. We signed a 10 year agreement with our government partners in Nepal to rebuild the healthcare system, which includes management of a hospital hub and the immediate reconstruction of 21 clinics. You can learn more about our rebuilding work here.
Will you expand beyond Nepal?
Our plan is to focus intensely on scaling-up our work within Nepal. A principle of our For-Impact Culture Code is to “Think Big.” But we believe that should be balanced by focused execution.
How do you measure impact?
We think it’s important to optimize for both quality and cost in measuring impact in healthcare, as described on Our Impact page.
I am interested in working for Possible. Where can I learn more about your openings?
All of our jobs are listed on our Work With Us page, where we have openings for positions in both the U.S. (primarily New York City) and Nepal. If you don’t see a fit but still want to send us your resume, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am interested in volunteering in Nepal. Do you have any opportunities?
We are not offering any volunteer positions at this time. It’s important for us to focus all our resources on our local and full-time team members. Occasionally, we may open recruitment for an unpaid position, and it will be posted on our Work With Us page.
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I’d like to write an article about Possible or one of its team members. Who should I contact?
Thank you! Please send a quick bit of background to email@example.com, and we will respond as quickly as we can.
How can we connect with you on social media?
You can find all the ways to connect with us our Contact Us page. Additionally, many team members keep a public profile on LinkedIn or Twitter. That’s listed as part of their bios on the Our Team page.
We need a version of Possible’s logo. Where can find that?
You can download multiple vector and non-vector versions of our logo from our organizational Dropbox here.