A Dalit family in Bajura's Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality that was left in a lurch due to poor financial condition has been rescued.

Following the publication of a news story in THT print and online editions about Janak BK's family's inability to afford treatment for their ailments, Shanti Sewa Griha of Kathmandu rescued the family from their village in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality, Muktikot.

"They have been rescued, and their treatment too has started," said Shanti Sewa Griha Tilganga's programme Coordinator Bijendra Kunwar, adding that the organisation had decided to rescue the family after reading the news report. The organisation has borne the air fares for the family to Kathmandu for treatment.

The organisation's programme Director Apsara Karki said rescue was possible with the advice and support of German national Marianne Grospietch, who had read the news about the family's plight. "The organisation will bear the expenses for accommodation and food for all the family members in Kathmandu," she said.

While Janak BK, the head of the family, is visually impaired by birth, his wife and two children, including a two-month-old neonatal, are suffering from malnutrition. The family had been unable to afford treatment due to lack of fund.

It's important to note that Marianne Grospietch is the founder of Shanti Sewa Griha and has been involved in social work around the world.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 16, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.