2018 Venture Expeditition
This May we are headed back to Nepal! We’ll work in childres’s homes, Women’s Shelters and trekk into remote villages to share the Gospel! This trip is open to all ages, however if under 14 we would ask that a parent to join as well. Below is the application, packing checklist and a Nepali phrase sheet. If you are interested in this trip, please return the application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our next meeting will be Sunday, March 4th at 1 pm at the Hub (2595 Simmental Way).
Source: UNICEF, The State of the World’s Children Report
Population: 29,331,000 (2009)
National language: Nepali
Per capita income: US$ 440/year (2009)
Life expectancy: 67 (2009)
% of population using improved drinking water sources: 88% (2008)
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities: 31% (2008)
Under 5 Mortality Rate: 48/1,000 live births (2009)
Nepal is home to eight of the world’s 10 highest peaks, including Mt Everest and Mt Kanchenjunga (the world’s highest and third-highest, respectively). Situated in Asia between China and India, Nepal is slightly larger than Arkansas.
The majority of Nepalese workers are employed in agriculture, mostly in the production and processing of jute (a cotton-like plant), tobacco and grain. Nepalese carpets are a source of exported revenue, and tourism — mostly in the Himalaya region — brings important funds into the economy. However, a lack of skilled labor and arable land make Nepal one of Asia’s poorer countries. Ongoing conflict with Maoist guerilla rebels provides political and social instability, and violence often mars everyday life.