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Transforming communities

Nepal’s people need both spiritual and physical support. Sagoal is a charity that works in Nepal, and provides the Nepalese with the basic necessities for life. 

Many churches in Nepal have little awareness of integral mission, and their own poverty inhibits there ability to help others. Sagoal aims to help these churches materially and spiritually, to bring about a big change.

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Latest updates

  • Jul.2, 2014

    Dear Supporting Churches in the UK,

    Warm greetings from Sagoal, Kaski (Pokhara, Nepal)

    The hot summer has started in Nepal making life more difficult as it is hard move around due to the extreme heat, especially in the southern plains (Terai). However we are very excited that Sagoal’s new satellite office has just opened, located in Kohalpur on the plains in mid-west Nepal.  A small team of Sagoal staff have moved to be based there and we hope that by having staff located closer to our partner churches in the mid-west, we will be able to better support these churches to work more effectively with their communities.

  • Jul.2, 2014

    Mahendranagar is a bustling city in the far west of Nepal serving as a cross roads between India and the rest of Nepal. Many of the people in the community are from the Tharu ethnic group who are mostly ex-bonded labourers. Most of them are incredibly poor, struggling to find employment and lack any other sources of income. People are often unaware of things that we would consider essentials – they have little or no education, few skills to earn a steady income and have low awareness of basic hygiene and health issues. Most families do not send their children to school. They do not have suitable homes or own any land. Having suffered for many years there is also often a culture of alcoholism among the men so any money they do earn is often spent on drink rather than food and other basic daily supplies for the family.

    Maya Chaudhary lives in Mahendranagar, she is 18 and already has 2 children. Maya wasn't sent to school by her parents because her family were bonded labourers and she was forced to work with them. Struggling to provide for her Maya’s parents arranged for her to marry when she was young so that they would no longer be responsible for her.

  • Jul.2, 2014

    Talchowk Church is one of Sagaol’s partner churches in Kaski District (the same district as Sagoal head office, in the hills of the western region of Nepal). The ‘Church Core Group’ (the group within the church which works closely with Sagoal) has shown that just a little effort can bring good impact and transformation in the community.

    Lekhnath municipality is one of the beautiful places of Kaski district. It is known as the ‘Garden of Seven Lakes’. Many tourists visit the area to enjoy nature but despite, this, the area has many problems, and some less pleasant neighbourhoods!

  • Mar.26, 2014

    My name is Sanu Chaudhary. I am 20 years old and I live in Bhimdatta Municipality, Kanchanpur District in the far west of Nepal. I have four brothers and sisters and we all live together with my parents. We have a small hut to live in and my parents unable to provide enough food to eat for two meals a day because they had no steady income source and no land to cultivate crops. We were economically very poor. I wanted to go school and to be educated but because we couldn’t afford the fees I had to stop going. My parents wanted me to get married when I was small so that they no longer that to worry about me but I didn't want to. I was desperate for my situation to change but couldn’t see how it ever could, I felt hopeless. 

  • Mar.26, 2014

    'Love your neighbour as yourself' is a command from God that we are reminded of again and again but in practice are we doing it? Do we really love our neighbours?

    Shanti Niwas Church in Bardiya District of Nepal is a practical example of a church that has been living out this command by implementing Integral Mission activites in its community, supported through its partnership with Sagaol over the last 3 years. Sagoal initially encouraged the church to see how it could show Gods love in practical ways to the community. Seeing interest from the church for this Sagoal entered a formal partnership with it to help strengthen this area of its ministry. The Church Core Group (CCG) formed to lead this area of the church’s work and has since done many works for positive change in the community.  One of these has been assisting poor families through the distribution of goats to help families generate an income. Their slogan for the project is 'love your neighbour'.

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Latest updates

  • Sep.16, 2014

    Sagoal continue to see great transformation in the lives of Nepal's poor, thanks to your support. Excitingly the last few months have included setting up a new satellite office to make their work more effective.

  • Sep.16, 2014

    "As a family we faced many problems and often didn't have any money for food." says Maya, "I am very happy and thankful to the local church that they saw my need and helped."

  • Sep.16, 2014

    The partnership between Sagoal and the Talchowk church has helped the church to initiate work in the community benefiting everyone’s lives. Local people, most of them Hindus, are now very happy and are thankful to the church for reaching out to serve their community.

  • Sep.16, 2014

    Sanu's life has been transformed thanks to Sagoal's work in western Nepal.

  • Sep.16, 2014

    Shanti Niwas Church is a church that has been living out God's command by implementing Integral Mission activites in its community.