Kholagaun, Sindhuli District — Beast Philanthropy, in partnership with two non-profits, GivePower and The Green Program, has successfully remodeled a hospital in the remote village of Kholagaun, Nepal. Featured on the Mr. Beast Philanthropy YouTube channel, this initiative is a continuation of their commitment to addressing critical global needs, following similar projects in Kenya, Zambia, and Colombia.

Dan (GivePower) and Darren (video editor), key members of the team, played pivotal roles in the project’s execution, bringing their expertise and energy to the forefront.

Dan and Darren.

The project kicked off in December 2023, initially announced as a “secret mission” by Mr. Beast (real name Jimmy Donaldson). The main focus was installing solar panels to provide sustainable power and upgrading the hospital’s facilities to improve healthcare delivery. Previously, the hospital struggled with severe electricity shortages, forcing medical staff to conduct procedures under inadequate lighting conditions.

Melissa Lee, Founder and CEO of The Green Program.

The collaboration with The Green Program, led by Melissa, brought additional support through a group of students and volunteers who contributed significantly to the project’s completion. Their involvement not only sped up the construction process but also enriched their educational experience by participating in a meaningful, real-world project.

Local engineer Sanjay Bahadur Singh Thakuri, representing Give Power, shared compelling stories with the team, including a poignant account of Neera, a local woman whose tragic loss of her baby highlighted the urgent need for the hospital’s improvements. This narrative reinforced the importance of the team’s efforts and the direct impact of improved healthcare facilities on the community’s well-being.


The introduction of “Nyano Nanni” (Warm Child) baby warmers, a local innovation from the National Innovation Center led by Mahabir Pun and previously recognized with a People’s Choice Award in the USA, was another significant enhancement. These devices are crucial for protecting newborns from the harsh temperatures of Kholagaun’s high-altitude environment.

Sanjay Praying in front of Everest.

As the project was coming to a close, the team prepared a special surprise for Sanjay, a local engineer who had never seen Mount Everest despite growing up in Nepal. They took him on a once-in-a-lifetime helicopter ride to the highest point on Everest that can be reached by air. The thin air at such an extreme altitude meant that Dan, Darren, and Sanjay could only spend two minutes at the peak, but the experience was profound. Overwhelmed by the moment and the sight of the towering mountain, Sanjay knelt down and prayed, fulfilling a lifelong dream in the most dramatic and heartfelt way.

Dan and Darren in front of Everest.

The project culminated in the transformation of the once-dilapidated hospital into a fully functional medical facility, now able to serve over 16,000 people in the surrounding community. The successful completion of this project not only revitalizes healthcare in Kholagaun but also sets a precedent for future philanthropic initiatives that combine sustainable energy solutions with essential medical services.

Photo:Screenshot from Mr Beast Philanthropy Video
Photo:Screenshot from Mr Beast Philanthropy Video.

Jimmy Donaldson, better known as Mr. Beast, holds the title of the YouTuber with the highest number of subscribers for an individual, boasting over 250 million subscribers. He began his YouTube career in 2012 and is celebrated for his elaborate stunts and generous philanthropy. Mr. Beast has been instrumental in creating viral donation campaigns, such as #TeamTrees, which aimed to plant 20 million trees. His dedicated charity channel, Beast Philanthropy, channels all its video ad revenue into various humanitarian projects, further solidifying his impact both online and in communities around the globe.

Like it? Share with your friends!