Communities of Hope

Connecting Australians with communities in Nepal, as they work with INF towards ‘life in all its fullness.’

Will you join with us to help communities in remote parts of Nepal become communities of hope so that every family and every person can experience the fullness of life God desires for all?

INF’s Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Program is working with these communities to:

  • Help more than 1,500 people lift themselves above the extreme poverty line (living on less than USD 1.90 per day)
  • Increase the number of households with adequate annual food consumption from 9% to 30%
  • Halve the number of deaths of mothers, newborns and children under the age of five
  • Ensure that more than 50% of children with disabilities attend school (from 10% currently)
  • Double the number of people using safe, clean drinking water.

If that sounds like the kind of hope you would like to share with some of Nepal’s poorest communities, please join us as a Communities of Hope Partner.

You will receive regular updates from the communities you are supporting as part of a powerful, personal journey of learning and relationship with people in remote, rural Nepal.

Project Feature – Team Leaders

Community empowerment is a long, patient process. INF’s team leaders – living locally – embody patience and passion for their task.

Join Raju Gharti Magar, one of our four team leaders in Kanakasundari Jumla, as he walks to walk and shares his hopes and plans for the WEAL project.

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Newsletters

Twice per year (with apologies for COVID-19 interruptions), new issues of our Journey with Jumla newsletter will be available for download here:

 

Project Updates

During 2020–21

Project Aims Achieved So Far Project Activities
Help more than 1,500 people lift themselves out of extreme poverty 1,300 people with increased income through farm improvements or new home-based enterprises 1,300 people with increased income through farm improvements or new home-based enterprises
  • 55 SHGs provided seed funding of NPRs 30,000 [approx AUD 400] for income generation
  • 8 SHGs entered crop purchase guarantees with regional market traders
  • 9 district business networks established for better market access
Increase number of households with adequate annual food consumption from 9% to 30% 22% of households report adequate food consumption over the past year [up from 17% last year]
  • 110 SHGs producing higher-value crops
  • 102 SHGs trained on climate-resilient agriculture
  • 50% of Self Help Groups members using greenhouses to improve productivity
Reduce below 5% deaths of mothers, newborns and children under 5 Zero maternal deaths and 3 newborn/infant deaths from 390 deliveries [0.7%]
  • Training and support to women for pre-natal checkups and assisted deliveries
  • Training and support to Health Facility Management Committees to improve services, infrastructure and accountability
  • Training to Female Community Health Volunteers
Ensure that more than 50% of children with disabilities attend school 97 of 103 children with disabilities regularly attending school [94%]
  • Awareness raising on disability inclusion
  • Training and support to School Management Committees to improve accessibility and inclusion
  • Support to extremely poor families to meet education related expenses
Double the number of people accessing clean drinking water [from 40% to 80%] 70% of households have access to piped drinking water [up from 51% last year]
  • Piped water supply construction
  • 102 SHG were trained in water purification techniques [ use of chlorine, boiling, exposure to sunlight] leading to a reduction in water-borne disease

Other project highlights:

  • 25 women trained to form local farmer cooperatives
  • 8 Health posts were supported with the medical equipment to combat COVID-19
  • 33% of SHG members in decision-making positions in local authorities
  • 100% of the population are now  using latrines
  • 44% of schools now have disability-accessible infrastructure and adequate water, sanitation and hygiene facilities

 

Find out more at our Project Updates page

Family Resources

Fun and engaging activities and resources for families and children:

  • Around the House – activities comparing home life in Australia and Jumla  [ages 5–15]
  • Playing Games – traditional games from Nepal [ages 5+]
  • Who Does What? – a simple activity for comparing boys’ and girls’ household jobs [all ages]
  • Seasons – a powerful simulation experience for children, students, families, and mixed groups

 

See all Families in Jumla resources

INF Australia receives support from the Australian Government for our work in Jumla through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program [ANCP].

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