As of September 2017
||Baseline (before Inspire2Care)
|Decrease the of preventable birth defects and childhood disabilities
||% of birth defects and childhood disabilities
||Between 2005 and 2009, 48 cases of children with a birth defect or disability occurred
||62% decrease of cases of birth defects and development of disabilities during the programme compared to the number of cases in the 5 years before. In total 500 birth defects and disabilities have been prevented so far.
|Increase the percentage of pregnant women going for the required 4 antenatal check-ups.
||% pregnant women going for 0, 3 or 4 antenatal check-ups
||49.8% had 4 visits, 22.2% had 3 visits and 28% never visited for antenatal check-up.
||80% of the pregnant women go to 4 antenatal check-ups
||After programme intervention, 83.3% had 4 visits, 11.1% had 3 visits and 5.6% had no visit.
|Improved quality of life for children with disabilities
||% of children experiencing improved quality in health, education and social life and livelihood.
||Before the programme almost all children suffered exclusion and neglect in health care, education and social life. Often families were poor, which increased their vulnerability and its effects in their daily live. They used to perceive disability as a matter of shame. Parents used to hide their children with disabilities.
||50% of the children with a disability experience improvement of their lives.
||70% experience moderate to significant improvement in their health and education condition
72% mentioned that I2C has brought a moderate to significant improvement in their confidence
65% of the families with a child with a disability have moderate to significant improvement in their livelihood condition.
What they think
“With the treatment and moral support provided through the Inspire2Care programme, I am able to get back to normality again. I am now encouraged to do more in life by learning knitting and sewing and want to open my own shop”.
Rekha Chaudhary, 19-year-old woman with a physical disability from Dumraha, Sunsari, Nepal
“The support I received through Inspire2Care programme has been immensely supportive to take my life to the next level. I not only received medical treatment but also the moral support through which I believe I am empowered and am able to participate in various activities. Without Inspire2Care being implemented in my village, I would not be able to be the person I am today.”
Suman K Chaudhary, 20-year-old burn victim, from Dumraha, Sunsari, Nepal
“The motivation, ideas, entrepreneurial approach and inspiration which Karuna Foundation Netherlands have brought to Nepal, along with long term financial commitment, has brought durable changes in the lives of many families and has prevented hundreds of children from having a disability. Thanks to an equal partnership, we have jointly developed a programme which has the potential to be scaled up in larger parts of the country, so that systemic change will happen.”
Deepak Raj Sapkota, Executive Director, Karuna Foundation Nepal
“Only through equal and inspiring partnerships and having a clear joint vision and ambition you can achieve great things. I am grateful that with our colleagues from Karuna Foundation Nepal we built a solid and entrepreneurial organisation with qualified leaders. And I’m proud of the results achieved: in the Inspire2Care village leaders take up the responsibility for inclusion and rehabilitation of children with a disability and their families and ensure maternal and child health is improving. These are excellent fundaments for nationwide scaling up.”
Betteke de Gaay Fortman, Director, Karuna Foundation Netherlands