Poverty in Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world. Nepal is at ‘extreme risk’ and is ranked the fourth most-affected country in terms of climate change.

Stories of change

At the heart of INF’s work is treating people with love and compassion, making sure that they know they matter and receive support that is tailored to their individual needs.

How to get involved

If you simply want to raise money for where it can do the most benefit, you can fundraise for our Programmes Fund. Join one of our current projects and make a difference.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Lack of resources, remoteness of villages and discrimination caused by gender, caste, disease or disabilities are some of the reasons that trap people into a life of exclusion and poverty. At INF we believe that all people deserve a fair chance to thrive, contribute and to play an equal part in their community.

We are working with local communities to improve health and reduce poverty.

Leprosy in Nepal – the return of a ‘cursed disease’

Despite government efforts, the number of leprosy patients in Nepal has been constantly rising – in recent years to nearly 6,000. This includes over 3,000 newly diagnosed cases in 2017 alone. In addition to people who are registered as patients, there are thousands of former patients who are living with the effects of leprosy – ranging from physical disability to the mental, social and economic effects of the disease. The journey to see Nepal free from leprosy is still far from over…

Leprosy

INF works in the poorest and most remote regions of Nepal

Bajura is one of the poorest regions in Nepal. More than 130,000 people are living in this remote, mountain area – struggling to make ends meet. INF has been working in the region since 2013 helping people to improve life in their communities and work their way out of poverty.