Journey with Jumla

Connecting Australians with communities in Jumla, Nepal, as they work with INF towards ‘life in all its fullness.’

In Kanakasundari Rural Municipality, in remote Jumla district, the scenery is stunning but life is difficult.

Most families don’t have enough food to last the year – leading to  hunger, ill-health, and stunted growth for the children.

Many communities lack access to toilets and adequate sanitation and hygiene – leaving them exposed to disease.

In Kanaksundari’s steep, terraced hills and valleys, communities are also vulnerable to natural disasters and the increasing impacts of climate change.

INF’s new Women’s Empowerment and Livelihoods Program will work with these communities over the next five years to:

  • Help more than 1,500 people lift themselves above the extreme poverty line (living on less than USD 1.90 per day)
  • Increase the number of households with adequate annual food consumption from 9% to 30%
  • Halve the number of deaths of mothers, newborns and children under the age of five
  • Ensure that more than 50% of children with disabilities attend school (from 10% currently)
  • Double the number of people using safe, clean drinking water.


Will you journey with us? 

Please become a financial and prayer supporter, committing to pray and contribute $25 each month.

All Journey with Jumla supporters will receive quarterly newsletters and regular online updates, as well as interactive and other experiential events, bringing you the inside story of community development work. Read the first issue of the newsletter here.

From the first days of the community development process to the project’s conclusion, you will share the hopes and hurts, the challenges and celebrations of these communities.

Find Out More


Every 3 – 4 months, new issues of our Journey with Jumla newsletter will be available for download here:


Project Updates

In the last 6 months, the team in Jumla has achieved:


  • 4 team leaders (2 female and 2 male) living and working the community
  • 12 community mobilisers (5 female and 2 male) recruited from the community and trained as facilitators
  • 111 Self Help Groups formed – with 2,573 members (98% women and girls), reaching every household in Kanakasundari Rural Municipality
  • Public meetings, radio broadcasts and training for political leaders, conducted for community members and school students on sustainable development, climate change, disaster preparedness, child marriage, and the rights of women and girls

Family Resources

Fun and engaging activities and resources for families and children:


  • Around the House – activities comparing home life in Australia and Jumla  [ages 5–15]
  • A Long Walk – video, discussion and activities on getting from a to b [all ages]
  • Playing Games – traditional games from Nepal [ages 5+]


See all Families in Jumla resources

The Project in Photos