Supporting fire-affected households in Jumla

Supporting fire-affected households in Jumla

Last week on Tuesday afternoon, thirty houses were burnt to ashes after a fire broke out in Gothi village in remote Jumla. Gothi village lies around 42 kilometres from the Jumla District headquarters. Thirty of the community’s fifty-five houses were destroyed in...
Maya’s story

Maya’s story

Maya* [44] lives in a farming village in the remote, mountainous district of Jumla. Married at a very young age, it was some time before she and her husband realised that she could not conceive a child. Because of this, Maya experienced great shame and disrespect in...
Raising their voices: the first year of POWER

Raising their voices: the first year of POWER

“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?” Isaiah 58:6 Nepal generally remains a patriarchal society, where women and girls hold low social status...
Rebuilding trust & bringing lasting change

Rebuilding trust & bringing lasting change

On his first trip to Nepal, INF Australia’s Australian Programs Manager Steve Barnett reflects on the challenges faced by INF community staff and the strengths of their uniquely incarnational approach. When INF’s community development teams first begin to work in a...
Dillisara’s Story

Dillisara’s Story

Dillisara lives in a remote village in Jumla, a poor mountainous district in western Nepal. Married at the age of sixteen, she became a widow when she was only twenty-four years old, after her husband was killed in a bike accident. She was left with three young...

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