23 May Giving freedom through Wheels for Nepal
Wheels for Nepal is a five-day camp at Green Pastures Hospital that will provide 165 wheelchairs for people with disabilities living across western Nepal, helping them to regain their independence and restore their dignity.
Bijay (top photo) had a motorbike accident 12 years ago and is bedridden most of the time, with little hope for a better future. His mobility is now limited to the use of a second-hand wheelchair that has been repaired at Green Pastures, but is in poor condition and desperately needs to be replaced.
Parvati (bottom photo, with her family) was injured falling from a tree and confined to her bed before she was able to access a wheelchair. She now has renewed independence, further helped by an INF Nepal project to adapt her home in Surkhet, and plans to start a poultry business.
This camp is part of the Wheels for the World project run by Joni and Friends, founded by Joni Eareckson Tada who was paralysed in 1967 and has been recognised around the world for her courage and faith. Her charity shares the hope of the Gospel and gives practical help to people impacted by disability.
Every person receiving a wheelchair will hear the good news of Jesus and be given a Bible.
The camp takes place in early June 2023 and the wheelchairs are being provided by Sundar Dhoka Sathi Sewa, a Nepali organisation helping people with disabilities.
INF’s costs of hosting the camp – including patients’ travel, accommodation and food – are £120 for each person receiving a wheelchair.