Leaving a legacy
One day you could be the answer to someone's prayer
At INF, we are not just helping Nepali people to break free from poverty or overcome illness and disease. At the heart of INF’s work is always the desire to see people fully restored – in their self-worth and in their relationships with their family and community. For many this may even mean getting to know the God who loves them.
One special way you could be part of transforming an individual’s life is by leaving a gift in your will. Legacy gifts received at INF/UK go into a special fund which allows us to give financial support to new INF projects and ones which would not normally be funded by other sources. In the past few years, legacy gifts have supported a wide variety of projects. Here are some examples.
Bajura – a community development programme in one of Nepal’s poorest and most remote areas with a main focus on helping people generate more income and increase their community’s food security throughout the year.
Surkhet – a child health project aimed at improving health services for pregnant women, mothers and their children. The project included working with government health services, nutrition training for mothers and working with community members to address issues of child marriage and early pregnancy.
Shining Hospital Banke - was blessed with a spacious new building in 2014, thanks to a legacy gift in memory of Dr Tulloh from the UK. The clinic deals mainly with cases of leprosy or dermatological conditions and serves over 10,000 patients each year.
What do I need to do next?
Please pray about how God is calling you to use what He has blessed you with.
If you feel that the time is right for you to write or amend your will, we recommend that you use the services of a solicitor to make sure it is correctly written.
If you choose to leave a gift to INF in your will, do let us know. We can then make sure that you don’t receive future invitations to leave a legacy.
Download the brochure about making a legacy HERE
Your legacy could be the answer to someone’s prayer – someone like Dipesh and his family.
Dipesh is 12 years old and comes from a very poor family. He has two younger brothers, Raju and Raji, and the children help the family by fetching water and collecting firewood. His parents are both illiterate and daily labour is their only source of income. Dipesh also works on local farms to help his parents support the family. They live in a one-roomed house on land that is not their own, and their only asset is one cow.
The family are born Dalits, Nepal’s lowest caste - also known as ‘Untouchables’. Although discrimination against other castes has been illegal since 1962, it is still deeply rooted in rural communities. Dalits are, for example, not allowed to enter temples, touch food at common gatherings or use public taps. They are often beaten by upper caste people, and many live in modern forms of slavery and bonded labour.
Dipesh and his family are living in Shreenathkot, where gifts from the UK are funding life-changing work, ranging from improving local health facilities to helping people in the communities earn better and sustainable incomes. Dipesh and his family have started to see a glimmer of hope – hope that their life could really change and that there is a brighter future ahead of them.
Thank you so much for considering serving Nepali people in this way
What other types of gift can be made?
You could make a one-off gift in memory of a loved one. There are several inspiring ways to make such a gift. These can be found on the In Memory page.
This is like a gift in memory, but it allows you to have a page on our website dedicated to your loved one, where others can leave messages and make donations. You can find out more on our Tributes page.
How will my gift be used?
When leaving a legacy or making a gift in memory of a loved one, it is important to consider how you would like the money to be used. We want you to be confident that any bequests or donations are used both appropriately and effectively.
You may simply want us to use the money where it is most needed, but if you have a particular idea in mind, we will always endeavour to take this into account. Please do contact us so that we can consider together the most appropriate option for you.
What do I need to do next?
Do take a look at the options and if you would like more information, please contact Esther at 0121 472 2425 or email firstname.lastname@example.org