In April 1999, Maiti Nepal established a hospice on 8.15 acres of land in Sattighatta, Jyamirgadi VDC, Jhapa District, five kilometres south of Kakarvitta to shelter survivors of trafficking who suffer from various infection, including hepatitis, tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS. Its residents were moved to Gokarna, Kathmandu district when Maiti Nepal’s Sonja Kill Memorial Hospice was operated in January 2006 and the Sattighatta hospice now houses survivors of gender violence suffering from psychiatric disorders.
The hospice provides the residents with their basic needs including shelter, food, and medical care and provides companionship and affection. To promote long term healing, residents are encouraged to participate in vegetable farming, fish breeding and animal husbandry.
Primary Health Care Center at Sattighatta Hospice provides primary health care to the local residents, where free medical services including general check-ups, providing medicines and conducts awareness campaigns on health and hygiene.