We understand that a hospital is now being constructed in the Umakunda region of Nepal which will serve those living in Preeti. Sitara, the NGO with whom we work has reported that the local government for Preeti is now reluctant to go ahead with constructing the Health and Birthing Centre at Preeti which had been planned. The Local Government had undertaken to fund a percentage of the Centre and ensure it's sustainability by providing funds for staffing. After careful consideration of the situation and following advice from Sitara and our Nepali directors, The Nestling Trust has decided to withdraw from the Preeti proposal and seek to establish a birthing centre in an area of need which does not have access to any such facility. This could possibly be at one of the Health Clinics already established by the Nestling Trust in Marbu, Bhirkot, Lapilang, Chilankha or Melung. Sitara and TNT directors in Nepal are currently in discussion with the local governments for these areas to determine which site would be of most benefit for the Dolakha area.