Helping Susmita a Nepalese Nurse get her MBA

Susmita Magar is an inspirational young woman from Nepal, who completed her nursing degree with distinction in Nepal and came to Australia to get a Masters in Business Administration in Nursing from Kaplan Business School in Melbourne.

When she completes her MBA – Wow what an addition to the Nepalese health system, which is getting better as more locals, get more qualifications.

Susmita has done everything to date under her own and her family efforts – asking for no help and getting no funding or scholarship.

Susmita has already overcome

·      getting from her village to tertiary education in Nepal

·      and being a woman,

·      English not her native language

·      Completing her nursing with distinction

·      Getting to Australia with her family’s help – no scholarship

·      Part funding her MBA and living here herself working odd jobs

Then the pandemic hit her country and there is no work for her father/family in the trekking industry (that’s how we know Susmita – her father took us up to Everest Base through World Expeditions – have you travelled and trekked and want to provide long term help? – here is one way).

We have met Susmita in Melbourne and she stayed with my Mum, she is a wonderful young woman – Australia does not yet recognise her nursing qualification and being an overseas student – help and jobs are very limited.

She receives no government money that we are aware of and stays with Melbourne Nepalis – she is self-sufficient, but she can’t continue her MBA without help to pay for the fees and that would be a loss to her, to the Nepalese health system and children and to all of us.

Her Melbourne friends are trying to raise $29,900 – the remaining balance of her $42,000 MBA course. She will continue to pay for her own living expenses.

We have already raised over $6,000 in 24 hours with 24 donations including $1000 from Paul Broderick our State Tax Commissioner, Nick Mazzeo of Mazzeo Lawyers, Phil Dreaver a founder of Plenary as well as young people like Sarah, Ben, Natalie, Phoebe $10 and $20 each.

Why this is smart donating to give to Susmita’s Education?

All money raised will go to Susmita’s education expenses, which in turn will benefit many Nepalis. It's the multiplier effect.

Let's say Susmita’s MBA helps an extra 1000 children in her lifetime that is $29.90 per child helped - its real bang for your buck.

You really make a difference - we have been donating to poorer countries for a while and its simple - there is no fall back, no job keeper, if you don’t help, nobody is there to pick up the slack. Your money really counts – if its channelled correctly.


But what about a waste of money or corruption or heavy charity costs?

This is why we back people - like you do in business. AND here at GoFundMe costs are just 3% approx. The rest to Susmita’s MBA.

All donors, money raised and receipts for MBA Education will be sent to all donors and shown here on GoFundMe and on – I personally guarantee that.

We understand there is so much need everywhere and please help other OS students from poorer countries if you can. Here, right now, your money and care counts for a lifetime of many lives - so please help Susmita who has already passed her nursing exams with distinctions in Nepal, got herself here, learned the language AND the virus means no income to her village and she stops her MBA AND Nepal loses another local health professional OR we help AND hundreds of local Nepali adults and children get better medical help from a local Nepali health expert - Susmita.

She’s a great young woman.

Thank you

Mal James


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Mal James 
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