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A Life-saving Parcel

A Life-saving Parcel

Aaista*, her husband Prem* and their four children live in a village in Budhinandha Municipality (Bajura District in Nepal’s West.) Like many families in the region, Prem provided for his family by working as a daily labourer in the local village. In December 2019,...

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Harvest of Hope

Harvest of Hope

Perched amidst striking jagged green hills above winding and perilous roads sits Sunchhahari Village in Rolpa, in Nepal’s Mid-West. The crisp, clear air and rocky ridges are home to more than 16,000 people, including 39- year-old mother Amrita* and her family. Typical...

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Disaster Response Mock Drill at GPH

Disaster Response Mock Drill at GPH

INF Nepal’s Disaster Response and Resilience team conducted a disaster response mock drill among Green Pastures Hospital [GPH] staff. There was a plane crash at the nearby hillside; the hospital management quickly activated its emergency response plan and...

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Life After Lockdown

Life After Lockdown

Like many in Nepal, Tul Bahadur was greatly impacted by the nationwide lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tul lives in Sunchchari Rural Municipality of Rolpa, and is the main income earner in his family of seven. For five months of the year, the family cultivates...

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World Leprosy Day 2021

World Leprosy Day 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our world in many different ways. Understandably, most of the world's attention (particularly on health issues) has been given to the novel coronavirus. Of course, other health issues, such as leprosy, haven't gone away, and in some...

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The Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves in Rolpa

The Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves in Rolpa

Lok Bahadur Gharti  Magar, 55, lives with his family [a wife, two daughters and two sons] in Danga Village, Rolpa district. Their village is situated at an altitude of 2500 meters, and is freezing for much of the year. It is one of the most remote and difficult to...

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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...

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Helping Dreams Become Reality

Helping Dreams Become Reality

Parshuram, 13, lives alone with his mother in a tiny thatched house in Janaki Rural Municipality, Banke District. Parshuram’s father passed away before he was born, leaving them a small piece of land. Parshuram’s mother works for other families, performing household...

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Taking the Lead on COVID-19 Awareness

Taking the Lead on COVID-19 Awareness

The Thaki Self Help Group [SHG] was formed over a year and a half ago in the Sunchhahari Rural Municipality of Rolpa. The group involved itself in many areas within the community, specifically in relation to social work, and savings and credit activities. Meetings...

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Life changing surgery for Imran

Life changing surgery for Imran

Twenty-nine-year-old Imran* is from Banke district in the hot southern plains, an area with one of the country’s highest leprosy incidences. Eight years ago, he noticed blisters and anaesthetic patches on his right elbow and swelling in his ankles, feet and...

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