Exploring the Diaconal Working Approaches of One Norwegian Mission Organization; HimalPartner in Nepal
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This thesis has discussed, analyzed and explored the diaconal working approaches of one Norwegian mission organization, HimalPartner. The majority of people in Nepal are living in villages without basic facilities. HimalPartner is involved with local partners in Nepal and is one of the Christian mission organizations working for poor and marginalized people. This thesis gives background of caste, women, and health situations in Nepal. This study has focused on Nepalese rural areas to explore the diaconal work through the HimalPartner. A qualitative method was chosen for the study using semi- structured interviews with open-ended questionnaires as data collection tools. The empirical findings have been clarified with eight informants and diakonia theory as theoretical framework. An analysis from the study indicate the diaconal work have changed according to the needs of people in the rural areas of Nepal. The HimalPartner has responded to problems mostly on reactive level which has been beneficial to a lot of poor and marginalized people in the rural areas of Nepal. Furthermore, the study concluded that the HimalPartner’s work changed the conditions of people and positive encouragements of Christianity in Nepal.