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Walk for Nepal

Walk for Nepal is your opportunity to help raise funds that will improve food production, income and health in one of Nepal's most disadvantaged communities.

You can create your own walk or simply donate below to support a friend.

Join us in November or December

  1. Use the button below to walk and raise funds with us. You can sign up your on own or with a team
  2. Choose a distance to walk up to 140 km
  3. Hit your goal over a week or two months – it’s up to you!
  4. Share your fundraising page with friends and family, and ask them to donate toward continuing health, education and livelihoods for the people of Kalikot.
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Walk for Nepal honours the 140km journey of the first medical missionaries and their Nepalese friends, who trekked from the border near India into Nepal between Nov 11-18 1952.

Here, with the support of the Nepalese government, they set up the region’s first health clinic, which later became Shining Hospital, Banke. Read more here.

Woman crushing grain with a wooden pole pestle

How your walk will change lives

If you’ve been to Nepal, you’ll know that the most disadvantaged regions are in the West of the country. In Karnali District, the people of Kalikot are working hard to overcome their challenges.

When you donate or walk with us, you’ll be lending them the support they need to succeed.

Life in Kalikot

57% of people in Kalikot live below Nepal’s poverty line of 50c a day. Cut off during the monsoon for many months, people either attempt to grow their own food or survive on what family members can send back from their work across the border in India.

There are many determined and creative young people and families, but the region currently faces a triple threat:

  • Changing climate has increased floods and droughts, making it harder to grow food
  • The ongoing impact of COVID-19 prevent many from traveling out of the country or making an income elsewhere to send home to their families
  • A worldwide economic downturn driven by the pandemic and conflict has increased prices and reduced supplies of everything from fertiliser to fuel.

International Nepal Fellowship began working in Kalikot last year with the aim of improving health, income and education particularly for women and girls. They made great progress, installing much needed clean drinking water facilities to serve 1500 and starting 90 Self Help Groups that currently reach 1966 people.

But their progress is in danger of slipping backwards due to external pressures that compromise food security and health, and increase family violence.

Identifying priorities

INF spoke to local people to identify their priorities for the coming year. From among these goals, funds from Walk for Nepal will focus on:

Better food security

$3551*

Livelihood development

90 Self Help Groups reaching 1966 people where livelihood and small business skills are taught

$1065

Income generation

Seed money and training for 8 people to buy livestock and other equipment to create a small business

$2296

Improvements to vegetable plots

Training in the production and use of organic fertiliser for all Self Help Group members to improve their yield

$592

Improved Health

$1230*

Clean water and sanitation

Health promotion in 20 local schools

$745

Girls health education

Special focus in 7 schools

$485

Tackling violence and discrimination

$1543*

Combating gender based violence

Training sessions for young people

$322

* Total cost in staff salaries, training and materials 22/23.

Thanks for helping us provide the people of Kalikot with the skills and resources they need.

Visit our Walk for Nepal fundraising site to sign up for a walk or make a donation here