HOME > CHOOSE A PARTNER > NEPAL - SAGOAL

Nepal - Sagoal

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.

Click 'pledge' on the totaliser below to sign your church up to supporting Sagoal.

Annual Support
Pledged: 
£0
£30,000
Annual Support
Target:

Latest updates

  • Sep.26, 2014

    In Nepal people depend on good roads. For many families who grow their own produce easy access to the nearest market can saves hours - even days of travelling and if access isn’t easy then valuable income can quickly be spent transporting goods from one place to another. Despite being the district headquarters for Bardiya in the Mid-West of Nepal, Gularia is one of many towns with a very poor road network. One stretch leading into the town was in a particularly bad condition but no one from the local government office showed any interest in repairing any damage

  • Sep.26, 2014

    Dear Supporting and Praying Churches in the UK,

    Greetings from Sagoal, Kaski (Pokhara, Nepal)

    Normally by this time of year the monsoon has ended in Nepal and we are able to enjoy the wonderful views of the Himalayas and the benefits of having all the dust settled by months of rain. This year however the monsoon started late and as I write to you it is still raining. There have been significant floods in the west of the country and many landslides in the foothills of the Himalayas. These have sadly resulted in about 500 people losing their lives and more than 25,000 people becoming homeless in recent weeks.  Many roads have been blocked for days and as a result it is very difficult to get about in many parts of the country with some of our staff becoming stranded in the field.

  • 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!

Resources

Latest updates

  • Oct.23, 2014

    In Nepal roads can be life lines. Tearfund's partner Sagoal have been working with a local church who have ensured their community aren't disconnected.

  • Oct.23, 2014

    In the last few months, while Nepal has been experiencing torrential monsoon rains, Sagoal has continued to work with local churches to bring transformation to their communities.

  • Oct.23, 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.

  • Oct.23, 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."

  • Oct.23, 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.