Clare with United Mission to Nepal
Clare, a physiotherapist from the UK, has been working in Nepal and the UK for the last 16 years. Her passion is to see the lives of people living with disability in Nepal transformed through their full inclusion and participation in all society, and for society to ensure all development and service provision is disability inclusive.
In 2016 she returned to the UK to do a masters degree in development and mission to help her continue her work in Nepal.
A new job opportunity arose with United Mission to Nepal (UMN) which enables her to use her skills in a small rural community hospital in Okhaldhunga (Okhaldhunga Community Hospital - OCH) located in the mountains, at the foot of Mount Everest. She moved back to Nepal in January 2019.
She has two job roles. The first is to establish a physiotherapy department for the growing hospital and recruit a Nepali physiotherapist for the hospital. The second is to help the hospital find funding for and assist in facilitating the running of a Community Based Rehabilitation programme from January 2020.
UMN is an international non-governmental organisation which began in 1954. It strives to address the root causes of poverty as it serves the people of Nepal in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ. It works for the most marginalised in Nepal in areas such as gender equality and conflict resolution, peace-building, disaster resilience and community based rehabilitation of people with disabilities, empowering people to bring themselves out of poverty and into "fullness of life for all" (John 10:10) in a transformed Nepali society https://www.umn.org.np/