INF Australia Blog

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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Making Room for Jesus

Making Room for Jesus

The Christmas carols say there was no room "at the inn" but that's probably a bad translation. It was just a simple village house, not a hotel or guesthouse, with a small space or room for guests on the upper level. The family who lived there would never have turned...

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“Green Pastures Hospital is my second home.”

“Green Pastures Hospital is my second home.”

Shambhav* is in his late teens. He is an 8th grade from the remote district Salyan which is about 12-hour drive from Pokhara. Shambhav’s brother works in a hotel in Pokhara, and he has been living with them for his studies. Initially, he thought it was Vitiligo...

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Annakala’s Story

Annakala’s Story

Annakala, 70, is from Bajura, one of the most remote districts in far-Western Nepal. Two years ago, Annakala noticed burns on her left leg, and like most people in her community, decided to visit a dhami-jhakri [traditional healer] for her treatment. Following the...

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Work with INF Australia

Work with INF Australia

INF Australia is looking for a Relationships & Communications Manager. We are  looking for a talented networker and communicator to: Develop and implement outreach strategies to engage individuals, churches, and community groups with INF Australia's...

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“What I have, I don’t want to loose”

“What I have, I don’t want to loose”

  “After spending all my money visiting several pharmacies and hospitals, finally I am in the right place,” says Moti Ram [63, M] as he was preparing for the self-care session in Shining Hospital INF Surkhet [SH-IS]. Moti Ram is from Dailekh district,...

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Standing Tall for a Bright Future

Standing Tall for a Bright Future

Mohan, 12, is from Chaurjahari in mid-western Nepal. Like most children his age, Mohan was involved in academic and sporting activities that would help shape his future. In 2019, Mohan was on his way home from school, when he was involved in an accident with a heavy...

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Breaking The Thatched Ceiling

Breaking The Thatched Ceiling

Jhampu is an elected member of the Kanakasundari Rural Municipality in Jumla, and represents one of the fourteen thousand women who have a seat in the local government. Since the introduction of Nepal's Federal Constitution, the participation of women in government...

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Breathing The Bible: Goats

Breathing The Bible: Goats

I always thought Jesus’ story about separating the sheep from the goats in Matthew 25:31-46 was rather like picking heads or tails.  Surely the shepherd prefers sheep to goats! When we came across this passage in a Bible Study with Nepali believers, I saw this...

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