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April Prayer

April Prayer

FOR NEPAL Please pray for ongoing physical and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal. Ask God to strengthen all those who are supporting vulnerable people and those struggling with illness, grief and distress. FOR OUR WORK IN NEPAL Please pray for...

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Welcome Sean Sokhi

Welcome Sean Sokhi

We welcome Sean Sokhi to the role of Community Programs Director with INF Nepal. Having been in the role for one month, Sean is excited to join INF Nepal's community teams, to work alongside them and to come alongside the people and communities they serve. Sean and...

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Making Change That Lasts

Making Change That Lasts

For Shanti, a widowed mother, the small group savings and income generation training provided through INF Nepal’s Self-Help groups, were a life saver. She lost her father and one child in sudden, tragic circumstances and found herself without any shelter, nor enough...

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Welcome Dr Arun Budha

Welcome Dr Arun Budha

INF Australia welcomes Dr Arun Budha as the new Hospital Director at Green Pastures Hospital [GPH]. With his wife, Smriti, their two daughters and infant son, Arun has moved to Pokhara to take up the role. He shared with us some of his story and his hopes for the...

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Empowering Women

Empowering Women

My family members and my husband used to say that I was an ugly, peasant woman. They told me that I cannot do anything. Married at a young age, Dhriti's* life has been marked by tragedy and struggle. Of the four children she gave birth to, three died in their...

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Together in difficult times

Together in difficult times

  “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” - Galatians 6:2 Sunita* a 33 year old woman from Myagdi, lives with her younger sister in Pokhara. For women with special needs, the COVID-19 pandemic has become an unending daily...

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A Vehicle for Vaccinations

A Vehicle for Vaccinations

  Sumitra*, 34, was excited to finally be eligible for her COVID-19 vaccination. Nepal’s Government recently rolled out the COVID-19 vaccination plan for people with disability. Sumitra, who has arthritis and is a wheelchair user, was happy to be eligible....

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An Important Mission:

An Important Mission:

Manang district in Nepal’s West was recently affected by severe flooding. Many homes, roads, bridges, buildings and crops were damaged and destroyed and some communities were completely cut off from the outside world by the floodwaters. Many people were forced to live...

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Caring Calls in COVID-19

Caring Calls in COVID-19

Durga was not one of the many Nepalis who were hospitalised with COVID symptoms, but, like many others, the cascading effects of COVID placed her in a very vulnerable situation. Durga has been using a wheelchair for almost 20 years. She suffered the amputation of both...

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Caring Calls in COVID-19

Caring Calls in COVID-19

Durga was not one of the many Nepalis who were hospitalised with COVID symptoms, but, like many others, the cascading effects of COVID placed her in a very vulnerable situation. Durga has been using a wheelchair for almost 20 years. She suffered the amputation of both...

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Unity in action

Unity in action

Dinesh Tamang, a 40 year-old man from Lapa in the mountainous north of Dhading district, is responding to Nepal’s COVID-19 crisis. Lapa and neighbouring communities lack road access and have limited facilities for quarantining, support and isolation for people...

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Samjhana’s Story

Samjhana’s Story

  Samjhana is a mother of three children who does everything she can to support her family. With little land of the family’s own, Suman, Samjhana’s husband, had been the main income-earner, working as a seasonal labourer in India. However, eight years ago, he...

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