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Agreement signed!

After a long wait and persistent prayers from our staff and supporters, this afternoon INF signed a new five-year Project Agreement for our community work with the Nepal government's Social Welfare Council [SWC]. INF representatives at today's signing in Kathmandu included: INF/Nepal Executive Director Dr Ganga [Prem] Subedi; INF/Nepal Community Director Dr Buddhi Thapa; Nepal…

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Nepal
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Playing the right card

  In Nepal, many people with disabilities have no or little awareness of their rights or knowledge that they are able to access services to improve their quality of life. A disability identity card can open up a new world for a person with a disability. Depending on the grade, it can provide entitlements to…

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Nepal
} 3 weeks ago

Sitali moves home

Imagine living a life alone for six decades. In February 2016, a national newspaper published Sitali's story - "Living in the Jungle for 60 Years." This was when INF first heard her story and reached out to help. [caption id="attachment_3978" align="alignright" width="300"] Sitali in front of her makeshift shelter[/caption] Sitali contracted leprosy when she was…

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Nepal
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Hope and healing

Although in 2010 Nepal's Ministry of Health announced that leprosy had reached record lows, it continues to be a significant issue for the most poor. For people such as 15 year-old Pradip, living with leprosy was a daily struggle with recurring ulcers and a resulting leg deformity. He found out about INF and Green Pastures…

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Nepal
} 2 months ago

The long way home

Sometimes, even a simple fall whilst walking can have a life changing impact. Unfortunately this was the case for 42 year-old Khagendra from the Dailekh District of Mid-West Nepal. Every day, Khagendra would walk to and from his house to his labourer’s job in the village, a path he has walked hundreds of times before.…

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Nepal
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Empowered for life

Pyari was left alone and with debts at a young age when she lost her husband to an illness. Not willing to give up on life, she has overcome her challenges with determination and hard work. After the untimely demise of her husband in 2006, Pyari was emotionally and financially drained. However, she managed to…

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Nepal
} 2 months ago

International Nurses Day 2016

This International Nurses Day [12 May] we would like to give a big shout out to all the INF nurses who work to deliver professional and loving care to patients in all our clinics and hospitals. We did a quick survey of our fabulous nurses working at the Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara to find…

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Nepal
} 3 months ago

A year on – preparing for what the future holds

Since its registration in 1952, INF has responded to many disasters over the decades. We recognise that disasters disproportionately affect the poor, marginalised and vulnerable populations we work with. In December 2015 INF created the Disaster Response and Resilience Department [DRRD], which aims to minimise the impact of natural disasters by enhancing community disaster resilience,…

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Nepal
} 3 months ago

Nepal Earthquake –A year on, rehabilitation

The epicentre of the massive 7.9 magnitude earthquake of 25 April 2015 was close to Tanahun District and caused major damage there. For resident 70 year-old Padam, it would result in more than just damage to his home. Padam felt the first tremor whilst having his morning meal in the house. His wife had gone…

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Nepal
} 3 months ago

Remembering Nepal Earthquake – A year on

The past year has been a very challenging one for the people of Nepal. Apart from the devastating earthquake in April and subsequent aftershocks, there have been the additional challenges to everyday life from the petrol crisis and gas shortages caused by political instability. Although many significant things happened in INF this year, it is…

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Nepal
} 3 months ago