When Nepal opened its borders to outsiders in 1952, after 16 years of prayer and waiting, a small group of foreigners and Nepalis walked north from the Indian border to the Pokhara valley, and with the permission of the Nepali Government set up a clinic and a few years later the ‘Shining Hospital’ – the first hospital in the west of Nepal and the beginning of INF as we know it today.
INF’s mission is to live out the good news of Jesus Christ in word and deed by serving Nepali people through promoting health, fighting poverty and social injustice, working with and encouraging churches, and caring for creation.
There are 11 key values that underpin INF’s work and that all members of the INF family subscribe to: Love, Service, Compassion, Forgiveness, Equality, Justice, Reconciliation, Honesty, Excellence, Joy and Hope.
International Nepal Fellowship - What We Do
Partnering with local organisations, INF serves Nepal’s poorest and most remote communities. INF’s work covers a broad range of locations and technical areas. At the Green Pastures Hospital in Pokhara, INF serves people with leprosy, spinal cord injuries, ear disease and hearing problems, and provides rehabilitation services to those with disabilities. In our community cluster groups, INF’s Community Health and Development programme works alongside people to take their village’s health, sanitation, education and economy into their own hands.