Day 13

SEPTEMBER | 2022

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

In the fertile south of Nepal, farmers have been facing a second year of inadequate rice harvest. Last year flash floods destroyed crops. This year a shortage of fertilizer and monsoon rains resulting in the inability to adequately prepare the ground for rice planting. Food shortages are expected later this year. Many farmers have begun leaving their farms in search of more predictable income, which in turn means there are not enough people in the agriculture industry which will impact the next year’s planting. Pray for a new beginning to break this cycle. Pray for better agricultural solutions to ensure adequate provision for the population (The Bible, Ecclesiastes 3:1-2).

Source: Nepal girds for rice shortage amid delayed monsoon rains, fertiliser crisis (Eco-Business)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nepal is famous for its high mountains and for its devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2015. Recovery from the earthquake has been hampered by political infighting which has prevented the release of funds that were pledged. An extremely poor country, Nepal’s economy relies on international aid and tourism which has suffered tremendously because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Human trafficking and corruption remain major problems. Nepal and India are the world’s only Hindu majority nations. Despite this, Nepal is officially a secular nation and freedom of religion was enacted in 2006, but persecution has intensified.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
POPULATION
31,551,000
CHRISTIANS
0.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
34
REFUGEES
39,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
66%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%