INGOs in Nepal

  Association of International NGOs (AIN)
The Association of International NGOs (AIN), formed by INGOs working in Nepal in September 1996,which has already more than 50 INGOs. It is an important network in the development sector of Nepal as members have been implementing various people-centered development programmes throughout the hills, mountains and Terai areas.


  Academy for Educational Development (AED)
It was founded in 1961 by Alvin C. Eurich and Sidney Tickton. Originally it focused on providing technical assistance related to higher education management in the United States. It also focused on promoting health in developing countries through environmental communication, social marketing and other disciplines. Later all AED programs were transferred to FHI 360. The AED programs combined with FHI to create a new entity, FHI 360. With that, AED effectively ceased to exist.


  Action Aid Nepal
It focuses on people who face discrimination and the people whose voices are ignored. In Nepal, its works lie in the field of Education, Women’s Rights, Right to food, Right to health, Just and Democratic Governance, and Human Security. It has established Central Resource Center, Eastern Resource Center and Western Resource Center.


  Action Contre La Faim
It was founded in 1979 by a group of French intellectuals in response to the emergency in Afghanistan. The organization was exclusively dedicated to ending hunger. ACF’s mission consists of saving lives via the prevention, detection and treatment of malnutrition, in particular during and following disasters and conflicts. In Nepal, Action against Hunger reopened its mission in August 2011 which had been closed in 2009. In collaboration with the Nepalese Health and Population Minister, ACF has developed nutrition and health programs to address acute under-nutrition issue in some regions of the country.


  Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)-Nepal
Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was established in 1984 for the specific purpose of providing individual and community development and disaster relief. In Nepal it was established in 1987. ADRA serves people without regard to their ethnic, political or religious association. It simply helps people in need, especially those most vulnerable such as women, children, and the elderly. Community is the theme of ADRA's work in Nepal and projects are running in 18 districts around the country.


  Aide et Action International Nepal
It was registered in 2009 which runs Quality education programme for primary school children in Saptari and Baglung districts of Nepal. It has also initiated the livelihood education programme known as iLEAD in 2010. Through iLEAD, it aims to impart vocational skills and livelihood education to young girls and boys, who are in a vulnerable situation due to social conflict in the region. The major objectives of the project are:
  • Provide a four- month skill based vocational training to youth who are in a vulnerable situation due to lack of higher education. The programme also focuses on the slum area in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur.
  • Ensuring gainful employment for at least 75% of the youths graduates in the programme.
The quality education programme, Back to Basics (B2B), reaches out to 14, 292 children in Nepal.


  Aids Info Docu Switzerland
It was founded in 1997. The objectives:
  • To prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and promote healthy behavior of CSWs and people living with HIV/AIDS by offering medical services.
  • To support and prevent children and orphans of women from disadvantaged group including CSWs & WLHA from child prostitution, child trafficking and child theft for organ sell by providing safe secure and guided environment.


  Ama Foundation
This organization provides loving home, education to the most underprivileged children of Nepal and to live healthy and secure lives within their community.

  American Himalayan Foundation
It was found to respond problems environmental degradation, disappearing of traditional ways of life, health and education in Himalaya region of Nepal and Tibet.


  Amici dei Bambini
It has been working to support children living in institutions all over the world and to fight against the abandonment emergency. The mission is to give every abandoned child a family, and to guarantee that child's right of having parents. There are four types action tackled by this organization
  • International adoptions: When abandoned children cannot be reintegrated in their families of origin, and when national adoption is impossible, the last chance they have of being welcomed in a family in a permanent way is international adoption.
  • Foster care: Foster care is a form of temporary care which allows children to continue living a family relationship while they wait for a family that shall be their family forever.
  • International co-operation: To guarantee the right of abandoned children to live in a family in their country of origin, it promotes projects with local NGOs, and institutions.
  • The culture of nurturing: In order to raise awareness and inform public opinion on the abandoned child, the organization promotes events, research, studies, meetings and publications.


  Association of Medical Doctors of Asia
It was established in 1989 as a chapter of AMDA-international to promote the health and well-being of then underprivileged and marginalized people under the slogan "Better quality of life for better future". The specific objectives of AMDA-Nepal are as follows:
  • Initiate, promote and strengthen the country’s health services through national and international cooperation with principles of political non-alignment, equality and non-discrimination.
  • Facilitates medical doctors to enrich their professional expertise through mutual exchange of experience, research findings and standardization of services among themselves.
  • Establish coordination and functional relationship with other relevant national and international organizations, agencies or governments in carrying out its mission.
  • Accord priority to serve the communities that are more needy and/or are in immediate distress.


  Associatione Voluntari Senza Frontier
It is a group of volunteers to participate effectively in the implementation of activities that would promote development in the poorest country. In Nepal, it started its work since 2003. The objectives
  • Promote access to education for children from socio-economically disadvantaged
  • Fighting discrimination at school
  • Improving the conditions of educational services in the territories of the beneficiaries
  • facilitate young people's access to the labor market


  AV Foundation
It is founded to increase the quality of education in the communities in 2008. The focus is on educational infrastructure such as the building and refurbishing of classrooms, libraries, dormitory blocks, washrooms and water tanks.


  AWO International
It is German Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1998 for humanitarian aid and development cooperation. AWO International is committed to work towards the betterment of socially and economically marginalized sections of society such as women, children, youth, the rural population, ethnic minorities and indigenous people, refugees and displaced people. On November 6, 2009, AWO International celebrated the Opening of its Country Office in Nepal. The target groups of AWO International's Nepal programme therefore include economically, socially and politically marginalized groups in rural Nepal as well as staff members of the partner organizations and members and decision makers of grassroots organizations. Furthermore, special emphasis is given to the promotion of women and youth and to the reduction of forced and uninformed migration. An additional challenge in Nepal is to establish and run development activities in a conflict sensitive manner supportive of the peace process. To do so, traditional development approaches like income generation and employment creation are being combined with instruments of peace building and promotion of human rights.

  Basic Needs
It works in the developing world to end the suffering of mentally ill people. It was established in 1999.


  BBC World Service Trust
It was established in September 2007 and works for
  • Drama with Katha Mitho Sarangiko, and debate with the magazine programme, Sarangiko Bhalakusari, supporting the national campaign against gender-based violence. It is funded by UK Aid.
  • Sajha Sawal – weekly, bi-media discussion programme, where the people hold the leaders to account. Promoting good governance. It is funded by UK Aid.
  • Ghar Aagan, weekly magazine programme, improving understanding of good health practices for mothers and babies. Funded by EU, UNICEF, NFHP and UNFPA.
  • A Citizen Speaks, radio spot providing analysis and context to support people’s understanding of the constitutional process. Part of the Support to Participatory Constitution Building in Nepal (SPCBN). It is funded by UNDP.


  Bright Future Nepal
It was founded in June 2002 to provide meaningful change for people living in Nepal by empowering women and children through quality healthcare and education.


  Britain-Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT)
The trust is serving the people since 1968. Its aims are to assist the people of Nepal and to improve their health through the realization of their health rights. It does this by working with the Ministry of Health, international and local non-governmental organizations, local committees and communities to:
  • Empower disadvantages people to obtain improved access to health services and resources.
  • Strengthen the capacity of local health institutions to respond
  • Develop approaches that can be advocated and replicated by others
  • Ensure sustainability of programmes and outcomes.
The objectives are
  1. Participate with vulnerable villagers to improve their health status, access to health services and alleviate their poverty.
    Funded programmes help BNMT to work with local NGOs to help villagers achieve
    • improved health knowledge
    • avoid risks of illness, especially infections
    • gain better services from health institutions and
    • develop skills and tasks that increase family income
  2. Assist the Nepal Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) to eradicate infectious TB.
    Grants from the Global Fund help BNMT to support the NTC in its task to:
    • find patients with TB
    • diagnose and treat TB
    • conduct Directly Observed Therapy with clinical staff or families
    • record patient histories
    • be aware of HIV/AIDS
    • conduct surveys and research


  CARE International Nepal
It began its work in Nepal in 1978. It currently works in 45 districts through its 12 projects on issues related to improving the lives of the poor, vulnerable and socially excluded populations. It implements a range of activities to enable poor and vulnerable people to create and benefit from opportunities that improve their lives and ensure greater gender and caste equity, with lasting impact. These Include: civil society strengthening; child health, family health, HIV/AIDs; agriculture and horticulture; buffer zone development; non-formal education; peace building; saving and credit/small economic activity; irrigation; water and sanitation; emergency relief and community rehabilitation.


  CCS Italia
It was established in Genoa, Italy in November 1998 for improving local living conditions of children by means of concrete initiatives of direct and indirect support to their education, well-being and development. In Nepal, it is working in Kavre, Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Chitwon and Makwanpur districts, with a mission "to improve children's life conditions in the environment/local context in which they live". CCS Italy supports 3181 children along with their families, communities and thousands of other children and helps them to realize their full potential. It works in partnership with different 6 NGOs.


  Center for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI)
  • Fights for poverty by supporting local populations in their efforts.
  • Supports non-polluting agriculture that feeds people and generates decent income
  • Stands with affected populations by natural disaster and human conflicts
  • Transforms unequal relations between women and men.

CECI opened its Nepal office in 1987. It has carried 34 projects in more than 40 districts. It is working on economic and social development in Nepal. CECI cultivates long-term partnerships with numerous NGOs, cooperatives, private businesses, local councils, and central government agencies and departments. Main areas of work are:

  • rural poverty reduction;
  • good governance and democracy;
  • reducing disparities between women and men and between castes, particularly in terms of participation and access to services;
  • community health, nutrition, and hygiene;
  • natural resources management with a priority on rural electrification and marketing of forest resources;
  • transfer and adaptation of conflict management techniques developed and used by CECI in Latin America and Africa.


  Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA)
It was founded in 1975 to improve the lives of women and girls in developing country. The programs are:
  • Increase educational opportunities for girls and youths.
  • Ensure access to lifesaving reproductive health and HIV/AIDS information and services
  • Strengthen governance and women’s leadership in developing countries.
To ensure that women have the skills to advance development in their nations, CEDPA also sponsors global training programs to build leadership abilities, technical expertise and program management skills on a range of critical issues.

In Nepal, CEDPA has been working to achieve its mission by helping rural women and youth to acquire knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and to take appropriate actions to address their educational, social and reproductive health needs in partnership with a variety of government agencies and non-governmental organizations.

  Child Fund Japan
It was founded in 1952 to serve impoverished children, families, and communities in education, healthcare, nutrition, and income generation areas through sponsorship, special assistance, and emergency relief and rehabilitation programs. In Nepal, it has been working to help deprived, excluded, and vulnerable children, families, and communities through meaningful, sustainable solutions.


  Child Haven International
It was founded in 1985 to assist children and women in developing countries, who are in need of food, education, health care, shelter and clothing, emotional and moral support. In Nepal, it was started in 1992. It built its own first home in 2001 in Bhaktapur, then Green Tara School for local children to attend the school.


  Child Protection Center and Services (CPCS)
It was founded in 2002 to answer the children’s needs in the streets of Nepal. The organization’s work can be divided into three steps:
  1. Prevention(prior to and during the street life): set of interventions focused in two ways:
    • prevent and, if possible, avoid the arrival of the child in the street
    • create awareness among general public, the families and the children themselves on the realities of life in the Street (its causes, its daily routines and its consequences).
  2. Risk reduction (during life in the street): short term perspective focusing on immediate reduction of the dangers of street life.
  3. Social rehabilitation (after life in the street): long term perspective focusing on progressive and eventual reintegration of a child into society.


  Child Welfare Scheme
It was established in 1997 to improve the lives of the most poor and marginalized children and young people in Nepal through improved health, education and protection. The programs cover Asha Health Care in health program, Early Childhood Care Education and Jyoti Vocational Training Center in Education program, Jyoti Street project in protection program and Child Rights Project (CSACRSA Nepal) in advocacy program. The working areas are Kaski and Lamjung districts in the Western region of Nepal.


  Children International
It has been providing critical assistance to children and families struggling in terrible poverty. The mission is to bring real and lasting change to children living in poverty. In partnership with contributors, we reduce their daily struggles, invest in their potential, and provide them with the opportunity to grow up healthy, educated and prepared to succeed and contribute to society.


  Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM)
The objective is to improve the quality of life of the poorest people in the world who are disabled or are in danger of becoming danger. In Nepal, since 1982 CBM supports a diverse mix of partners engaged in eye care, ear care, locomotor disability, rehabilitation, education, social development as well as formation and networking between different advocacy groups and disabled people’s organizations.


  Community Action Nepal (CAN)
It is charity to help mountain people to help themselves raise their standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based culture. CAN operates mainly in the Middle Hill Regions of Nepal from where the majority of the porters originate. It is the porters who make it possible for walkers and climbers to enjoy the Peaks and Passes of Nepal

  Danish Forestry Extension
It works to support the development of sustainable forest and natural resource management across the globe. It works in Nepal is
  • Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change in Nepal.
  • Environmental Educational in Nepal


  Daywalka Foundation
It is committed to ending human trafficking and modern day slavery by advancing the rule of law and equity for women and children in South Asia.


  DI-SVI Disarmament and Development
It was founded in 1982 to inform and educate to sustainable development, which raises awareness and understanding of the mechanisms under-development, to improve knowledge of the main causes of the economic interdependence.


  Doctors of the world
It is US based international humanitarian organization that provides emergency and long-term medical care to vulnerable populations while fighting for equal access to healthcare worldwide. It provides direct medical care under all circumstances, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, age and political beliefs. Standing out against discrimination, makes noise for those who have no voice by bearing witness and speaking out about health inequity worldwide.


  DZI Foundation
It works in health education and communities for building sustainable locally-driven programs that improve quality of life through advancing education and health, while reducing poverty. It was established in 2001.

  Educate the Children
It was established in 1990. Its model builds self-reliance in dalit and janajati communities by ensuring quality education for children and adults through programs that build awareness and foster sustainable improvements in standards of living. It has three approaches children's education, women's empowerment, and agricultural development.


  Enfants & Development
It was established in 1984 as "SOS Children of Cambodia". In Nepal, it does on protection of children of the streets of Kathmandu.


  Engender Health
It was founded in 1937. It has been working on improving the lives of men, women, and families through its work in family planning, maternal health, HIV and AIDS, gender equity, and many other programs. Since 1980s, it has been working in Nepal to strengthen family planning and maternal health services by supporting positive policy change, training health care professionals, and establishing systems for quality assurance.


  Equal Access International
It is working throughout communications for social change organization that combines the power of media with community mobilization, Equal Access creates customized communications strategies and outreach solutions that address the most critical challenges affecting people in the developing world such as women's & girls' empowerment, youth life skills & livelihoods, human rights, health and civic participation & governance. In Nepal, it was established in February 2004 for utilizing digital satellite broadcasting technology to bring vital development information direct to underserved communities in rural settings. Equal Access has continued to implement numerous 'communications for development' projects in Nepal, with programming on a range of thematic areas including education, healthcare, microfinance, sustainable agriculture, human rights and conflict management, HIV/AIDS and women’s empowerment. The projects are designed to reach the broadest possible audience in culturally appropriate and cost effective ways. The unique project methodology catalyzes local content production and distribution as a tool to extend the reach and impact of health, education and other development programs.


  FHI360 Nepal
In Nepal, FHI 360 is working to improve the lives of the country’s most at-risk populations in sustainable ways. It develops programs grounded in rigorous research, providing solutions to the country’s human development challenges.


  Fida International Nepal
It is a Finnish Development Cooperation Organization. The program called Water and Sanitation Project (WASH) is running to decrease the incidence of intestinal deceases caused by poor water- and sanitation situation in rural communities in working area VDCs in Kailali District, Far West, Nepal.


  Filters for Families
It is an organization to help alleviate the problem of arsenic poisoning in Nepal. It works with local villages to build water filters and educate them.

  Global Family Village
It is a community-based orphanage model which creates family-centered homes in supportive communities. It emphasizes family and community to provide a stable and lasting sense of inclusion. It provides early childhood education, mother training and dental and medical care within the community. In addition, houses are chosen so that they can accommodate community activities.


  Good Neighbors International
It started in 1991 with the sole purpose of giving disadvantaged children a glimmer of hope. It plans, implements, and raises funds for the provision of services in child education, community development, health, sanitation, and disaster relief projects. It also concentrated on projects such as orphanages, handicapped children's programs, finding homes for widows stricken with poverty, rural community development, and assisting disadvantaged families of Tuberculosis patients. In Nepal, it was established in 2002 focusing on developing child education, public health, and income generation for a number of communities including Sangla, Badikhel, Lele, Kailali and others in the Midwest. A total of 12 different projects have been implemented; each field office closely supports education and child protection programs, health care services, and vocational training classes to help residents increase their income.


  Habitat for Humanity International
It was founded in 1976 for building simple, decent, affordable housing in partnership with people in need. In Nepal, it was registered in 1997 for eliminating poverty housing and homelessness from Nepal, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.


  Handicap International Nepal Programme
It is known for its fight against anti-personnel mines and cluster munitions and helping the victims of these unexploded devices. However, its mandate has been extended over the years and today includes providing assistance through work in various fields for people in developing countries with other kinds of disability. It was founded in 1986 internationally while in Nepal, it has been working since 2000. It works to improve the living conditions and social and economic inclusion of children, men and women with disabilities in Nepal.


  Happy Home
It was established in 2005 to provide the homeless and abandoned children of Nepal with shelter, food, healthcare and education.


  HealthRight International
It is a global health and human rights organization working to build lasting access to health for excluded communities. It works closely with communities and establishes local partnerships to deliver health services. At the same time, it provides straining and equipment and improve systems to enable our partners to deliver services on their own. The goal is to create lasting change that supports access to health while strengthening human rights. It was founded in 1990. It is significantly expanded the availability and quality of maternal and newborn health services in two rural districts of Nepal. HealthRight was able to deliver essential medical equipment, train a broad array of health providers and community volunteers to provide maternal and newborn care at the home and at health facilities, and introduce new low-tech approaches to preventing some of the most life-threatening illnesses faced by pregnant women and newborns in the region.

  Heifer Project International
It was established in 1944 for ending poverty and hunger in a sustainable fashion. It gives out gifts of livestock, seeds and trees and extensive training to those in need. In Nepal, it has been working since 1957.


  Helen Keller International
It was founded in 1915 for preventing blindness and reducing malnutrition in the world. The mission is to save the sight and lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. In Nepal, it has been working 1989. Current programs include
  • Vitamin A supplementation
  • Action Against Malnutrition through agriculture
  • School Health/Trachoma Control


  Helping Hands Foundation (HHF)
It strives to materialize the warmth between the Nepalese and their foreign guests and use the goodwill to bring smiles in the faces of both the underprivileged children of Nepal and their foreign admirers.


  Helvetas Nepal
It promotes self-reliant and sustainable development. It came to Nepal in 1956 and now cooperates with many technical and social organizations in all 75 districts across the country. The organization works within five working areas, Education and Skills Development, Environment and Climate, Governance and Peace, Rural Economy and Water and Infrastructure.


  Himalayan Trust
It has been involved in education, health services, reforestation, building airports, trails, bridges, water supplies and preservation of local cultural monuments.


  Impact Foundation
It is an international programme to prevent and alleviate needless disability. The aim is that no one should become needlessly disabled by disease, lack of knowledge or shortage of medical services.


  International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)
It is committed to economically and environmentally sound mountain development and improving the living standards of mountain communities. It was established in 1983. It is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalayas.

  International Child Resource Institute (ICRI)
ICRI works to improve the lives of children and families around the world. It focuses on early childhood care and education, children's rights, empowerment of women and girls, maternal/child health, and grassroots community development. It has been working in Nepal since 2001 for the development of a coordinated plan for housing and care of children with incarcerated parents. The local site is


  International Development Enterprise (IDE)
iDE, formerly International Development Enterprises, is an international nonprofit organization which creates income and livelihood opportunities for poor rural households. It was founded in 1982. The internationational link is


  International Rescue Committee (IRC)
It was founded in 1993 which responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. Since 2005, IRC has been responding in Nepal focuses on three main areas - child and youth protection and development, protection and governance and health. The IRC’s long-term goal is to strengthen the ability of Nepali institutions to promote social cohesion, development and meet basic needs of conflict-affected and other vulnerable populations.


  Interplast Germany
The organization provides plastic surgery free of charge in developing countries. The objective is to integrate the patients into society.


  Italian Association for solidarity Among People (AISPO)
It is involved in many projects to fight poverty, social injustice and the many diseases that affect the poorest people in the world. AISPO operates through:
  • developing activities, supporting with human and material resources several hospitals, health centres, dispensaries. Mobile clinics go trough the African savannas, the middle east deserts, the tropical forests, ascending rivers and lagoons which are means of sustenance but also causes of isolation and backwardness for the peoples who live there.
  • emergency actions, whenever there is the need to face the suffering of people hit by wars, by disasters due to the force of nature, by lethal epidemics.
  • training activities: a constant action in all our projects, to enrich poor countries at least of professional competences, fly-wheel for development.


  JHPIEGO Corporation
It was founded in 1974 to save the lives of women and families worldwide. It has been working in
  • Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Family Planning and Reproductive Health
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Malaria Prevention and Treatment
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • Urban Health and Communities
  • Its work in Nepal dates back to the late 1980s.


  Karuna Foundation
It was founded in 2007. It focuses on prevention of childhood disabilities; community based rehabilitation of children with a disability, and improved health care by empowering communities. The running projects are Share & Care, Prevention & Rehabilitation, Training of Professionals and Lobby & advocacy.


  Kinderberg International
In Nepal, Kinderberg has started Burn center for comprehensive rehabilitation to offer women with severe burns accommodation and, temporarily, a new home. The burn victims receive intensive comprehensive long-term care aimed at their physical and psychological rehabilitation. They are also given the opportunity to attend school. Kinderberg also conduct Surgical camps and training and education to local medical staffs.


  Kuratiorium Tuberkusose in Der Welt E.V
It was founded in 1979 for helping tuberculosis victims. The objectives are
  • tuberculosis control in developing countries, where over 90% of TB patients live
  • education about prevention and control of tuberculosis through lectures and academic events.
  • technical and logistical advice to other organizations.
  • participation in major international health organizations such as WHO (World Health Organization) and IUATLD (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease).

  Light for the World
It is dedicated to ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in developing countries, without discrimination of gender, ethnicity, social group or religion. It was formed in 1988. In Nepal, Technical & Skill Development Center for the Blind & Disabled (TSDCBD) gave vocational training to 367 young persons with various disabilities and learning difficulties. The courses were diverse: computer training, repair of mobile phones, English classes, candle-making, weaving and so on.


  Marie Stopes International
It was founded in 1976 to work on sexual and reproductive health. It mission is children by choice not chance. The services are family planning, maternal health, safe abortion and post-abortion care. In Nepal, it was started in 1994 and running 55 clinics in 42 districts. The services provided in Nepal are:
  • Full range of family planning services
  • Safe Abortion
  • Ante-natal and post-natal checkups
  • Immunization (TT, BCG, DPT, Polio and Measles)
  • General health checkups
  • Diagnosis and treatment of RTI and STI


  Medecins San Frontieres
It is an international, independent and humanitarian organization for delivering emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. It offers assistance to people based on need, irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.


  Medical Emergency Relief (Merlin)
It is the UK's leading international health charity, sending medical experts to the frontline of global emergencies. It was founded in 1993. Merlin currently works in 18 countries around the world, sending medical experts to the frontline and staying to build long lasting healthcare. Merlin has been working in Nepal since 2007, helping deliver health care to vulnerable groups. Merlin has reached over 88,000 people in Nepal since beginning its work in the country.


  Mercy Corps
It is a global aid agency engaged in transitional environments that have experienced some sort of shock: natural disaster, economic collapse, or conflict. It was founded on 1979. It strategy in Nepal is Help communities achieve greater prosperity and food security, decrease social marginalization, and improve environmental sustainability. Its works are
  • Agriculture & Food: Improving incomes of smallholder farmers by expanding access to financial services and supporting production of high-value crops like ginger, cardamom and potato
  • Disaster preparedness: Helping communities identify vulnerabilities and build protections against floods; working with the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology to build early warning systems and emergency coordination
  • Children & Youth: Creating school programs that educate children to protect themselves and others in emergencies
  • Women & Gender: Teaching financial literacy so women can develop and expand microenterprises


  Micronutrient Initiative (MI)
It is working for eliminating vitamin and mineral deficiencies in the world's most vulnerable populations. Since 1997, MI has provided more than 75% of the vitamin A required for supplementation programs in developing countries – more than 8 billion capsules and oral doses of vitamin A. In Nepal, MI is working in partnership with the government, UN agencies, NGOs and the private sector to achieve the following priority objectives:
  • Expand zinc supplementation (along with ORS) for treatment of childhood diarrhoea.
  • Pilot newborn vitamin A supplementation.
  • Improve and expand iron and folic acid supplementation programs for pregnant and postpartum women.
  • Expand flour fortification activity at roller and small-scale mills.


  Mission East
It is a Danish relief and development organization, which works to help the 2/3 of the world's poor, who live in Eastern Europe and Asia. Mission East works through activities ranging from disaster relief to development assistance and has a mission to help vulnerable populations and support communities' capacities to organize and assist them. In Nepal, it has been engaged in water sanitation and hygiene, food security, agricultural inputs and farming practices and community-based disaster preparedness.

  Namaste Children’s House Isle of Man
It was established in 2005 to provide funds for Namaste Children’s House (NCH) in Pokhara. The aims and objectives
  • to bring people from around the world closer and to give them a better understanding of the different cultures, religions, and problems we all face
  • to work collectively towards restoring peace, prosperity and happiness to all human beings
  • to effect economic changes by means of raising qualified and well-informed men and women


  Nepal Eye Programme, Tilganga
It was opened in 1994 with an aim to act as a model for treatment research and training, independent of, but in co operation with all other eye care centers and organizations in Nepal.


  Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT)
It was established in 1972 to serve the neediest people of Nepal. NLT is committed to the active collaboration of people affected by leprosy in all its programmes. Its policy is also to provide on-going training to its Nepali staff, a significant proportion of whom are drawn from families affected by leprosy. The three projects are running
  • Himalayan Handicrafts is a sheltered workshop staffed partly by people affected by leprosy and other disabilities, and also people who have been marginalized by poverty, and other causes
  • Lydia Children’s Fund sponsors children from very poor backgrounds to enable them to go to school.
  • Capacity Building is a programme supported by a donor who wishes to see poverty overcome and independence developed amongst people who have been seriously affected by leprosy or other marginalization.


  Nepal Youth Opportunity Foundation
It was founded in 1990 to offer hope and opportunity to Nepal’s most impoverished children by providing them what is every child’s birthright: vital healthcare, education and a safe environment. The goals are
  • Increase access to education for children in Nepal
  • Improve the quality of education available in the country
  • Improve the health of children throughout Nepal
  • Empower Nepali youth to achieve their potential
  • Enable girls in Nepal to receive equal treatment and education


  Netherlands Leprosy Relief (NLR)
It was founded in 1967 and is committed to creating a world free of the suffering caused by leprosy. Its mission is leprosy will have been brought under control everywhere in the world by 2030. In Nepal, its office was established in 2006 and run field projects, one in Eastern Region and other in Kailali, Dhangadhi of Far Western Region. These directly cover 25 of Nepal's 75 districts.


  Next Generation Nepal
Next Generation Nepal preserves family unity and strengthens communities by reconnecting trafficked children with their parents and culture in post-conflict Nepal by:
  • Searching remote regions to find families of children who were taken by child traffickers with false promises of safety and education.
  • Reconnecting these children with their families by facilitating regular communications and visits.
  • Caring for children in transitional homes that offer safety and security during the reconnection process.
  • Strengthening local communities to support the safe reunification of children with their families whenever possible, in partnership with local and international organizations.


  Nyaya Health
It is a for-purpose organization that exists to realize the right to health by delivering transparent, data-driven health care for Nepal’s rural poor.

It was founded in 1942 to make networked of 17 organizations in more than 90 countries to build a future free from the injustice of poverty. It works directly with communities and see to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them. Oxfam has been working in Nepal since the 1980s, addressing the poverty and injustice faced by women and other socially excluded groups through a variety of projects. The focus in now on
  • Promoting gender justice and minority rights
  • Partnering with local civil society organizations and the government to promote rural livelihoods, and vulnerable communities' resilience to climatic shocks and disasters.
  • Empowering communities and people, especially women, to negotiate with people in power, influence decision making processes, claim rights and essential services.


  Panos South Asia
It was established in 1997. The organization encourages and facilitates public discourse and debate on a wide range of issues. Its vision is to make societies inclusive, democratic and just. We seek to renegotiate power through media by enabling diverse opinions, ideas and theories to be included in the debate on governance and development. It has evolved a roadmap with five clear signposts to reach its ambitious destination which are Focus on Media , Gender as an integral part of any activity, Three levels of intervention, Four forms of media and four strategic thrust areas and Five thematic areas and cross-cutting issues.


  Plan International
Plan international is working in 50 developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. It has been working in Nepal since 1978 for helping poor children to access their rights to health, education, economic security and protection. Its strategy in Nepal covers 5 core areas, all of which are rooted in child rights:
  • health, water, sanitation and hygiene
  • basic education
  • household economic security
  • child protection
  • child-centered disaster risk management


  PlaNet Finance
It is for promoting and developing the microfinance sector and thereby enables poor populations excluded from financial services to gain access to a loan, save or benefit from an insurance in order to create and develop revenue generating activities and protect from life’s risks


  Planete Enfants Nepal
It is working for against the trafficking of children. It has acquired an expertise in the domain in Nepal and developed practical tools for the protection, prevention, and reintegration of victims. This evolution has developed parallel with the financial support of public and private donors, and especially the European Union, which has complemented the resources acquired from the private sector.


  Population Services International (PSI)
It is global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. It was founded in 1970. In Nepal, it was launched in 2002 focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, child survival and family planning. The program includes:
  • Reproductive Health and Family Planning
  • Malaria prevention, control and treatment
  • HIV/AIDS prevention
  • Safe water education


  Practical Action
Its approach is to find the practical solutions to poverty life. The mission is to contribute to poor people’s wellbeing, using technology to challenge poverty by:
  • building the capabilities of poor men and women
  • improving their access to technical options and knowledge
  • working with them to influence social, economic and institutional systems for innovation and the use of technology.
In Nepal, it works four main areas:
  • Reducing vulnerability
  • Making markets work
  • Promoting infrastructure for the poor
  • Responding to new technologies


  Private Agencies Collaborating Together (PACT)
It was found in 1971 to facilitate the distribution of small USAID grants to PVOs working in relief and development assistance. Pact’s mission consists of our values, purpose, goals and vision. It has been working since 1999 to help hundreds of thousands of women increase their incomes, improve care for their families, and build self-esteem and more. The approach of PACT is to self-sustain development and focus on building the capacity of nonprofits in Nepal’s mid-west and far west regions to address development and growth.


  Promise Nepal
It works directly with leprosy sufferers and their families in Nepal, especially those who have slipped through the net. It also supports purpose-built homes and villages where their special needs are met.


  Restless Development
This organization trains, educates, supports and inspires young people to lead development in their countries and communities. They
  • help young people make responsible choices about their health and their livelihoods.
  • give them the skills they need to contribute positively to society.
  • create the opportunity for young people to play active roles in policy and decision making.
In Nepal, it is working in schools in the Doti district and supports Green Clubs in Dhading, Rupandehi and Nawalparasi districts.


  Room to read
It was found in 2000 for improving literacy and gender equality in education by establishing libraries, creating language and children’s literature. In Nepal, it has been working since 1998. The core programs that include in operations are School libraries, Reading & Writing Instruction, School Construction, Book Publishing and Girls’ Education. Working area covers from Himalayan region to Terai flatlands to improve educational opportunities for Nepalese children


  Rural Education And Development (READ) Nepal
It believes empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty. It brings together education, enterprise and community development to create lasting social change in rural communities. In Nepal, it was opened in 1991 offering more than a million rural villagers access to much-needed educational tools and resources, and helping them work towards brighter futures. It addresses community needs: from fish farming and turmeric farming to a community radio station.


It is working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. They work with local people affected by conflict to improve their safety and sense of security, and conduct wider research and analysis. It was established in Nepal in 2009 and is working on promoting cooperative approaches to community safety, understanding the relationship between gender, peace and security and supporting key actors in making the security and justice sector more gender-responsive and conflict-sensitive.


  Save the Children
It was founded in 1919 to aid children in war-ravaged central Europe. Now it is leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. In Nepal, it focuses its effort on education, especially early childhood development and primary education, as well as basic health, including maternal child health and HIV and AIDS prevention and care. Special attention is paid to ensure that members of particularly disadvantaged groups such as "dalits" (formerly untouchable castes) and other ethnic minorities are reached by these programs. In addition, Save the Children provided significant support to children and families who were affected by the country's ten-year-long civil war.


  Search For Common Ground
It was founded in 1982 with a mission to transform the way the world deals with conflict away from adversarial approaches toward cooperative solutions. In Nepal its works are
  • media programming
  • capacity building
  • youth and community peace building.


  Shapla Neer
It was established in 1974 with a mission is to improve the living conditions of underprivileged communities in South Asian countries through domestic and international activities and services that focus on solving current socioeconomic issues. In Nepal, it is running different programs like
  • Supporting Working Children
  • Mobile Education
  • Mobile Clinic
  • Non-formal Education Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • Career and skill training
  • Disaster Preparedness


  SNV Nepal
It was started more than 40 years ago which is dedicated to society in which all people, irrespective of race, class or gender, enjoy the freedom to pursue their own sustainable development. In Nepal, SNV aims at scalable impact in two areas: access to quality basic services (BASE) and production, income and employment (PIE). SNV works in four areas which are:
  • Renewable Energy
  • Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
  • Agricultural and Forest Products
  • Pro-poor Sustainable Tourism

  South Asia Foundation
It was founded in 2000 to uphold its core values of regional cooperation and peace through education and cultural interaction between the eight SAARC countries.


  Stichting Veldwerk the Netherlands (SVN)
SVN was founded in 1999 to provide suitable support on a local level to marginalized women and children in Nepal. The objectives are
  • To detect women and children that are threatened in their basic rights and needs or are forced to live in a disrespectful way.
  • To support and facilitate local and grassroots development initiatives (initiatives from out of the communities).
  • To not disturb local know how and social structures while implementing projects, but rather incorporate them.
  • To plan towards a point (the phase out), where the project can continue with minimal external support (sustainable projects) carried out by the local partner.


  Sunrise Children's Association Incorporate
It was established in 2005 to build safe, nurturing family environments, where children can develop and actively participate in creating a bright future for themselves through providing education, training and development programs for both children, their families and their communities.


  Terre des Hommes
It is working for the rights of children and to promote equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination. It believes that children are the main participants in their own development, with inherent rights and vital social, economic and cultural roles. It helps them to realize their full potential in the world of today. It is active in Nepal since 1985. It is running projects dealing with health, nutrition, water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion and child protection.


  The Asia Foundation
It is committed to improve lives across a dynamic and developing Asia. The Foundation brings together local individuals, communities, and governments who are shaping Asia's future. The mission is improving lives, expanding opportunities, and helping societies flourish across a dynamic and developing Asia. In Nepal, it encourages a peaceful political transition; enhanced women's rights and security; accountable local governance; and broadened economic opportunity.


  The ISIS Foundation
It is an Australian corporate advisory business, ISIS Asia Pacific, and an international development organization group. It works with communities and children in remote areas in Nepal to improve their lives through health, education and other development projects.


  The Mountain Institute
It was founded in 1972. It works hand-in-hand with mountain communities to address their most critical challenges. Their work revolves around three central themes: sustainable economic development in the mountains, conservation of mountain environments, and support for mountain cultures. It is committed to protecting mountains which make empowerment the people in mountain communities.


  The Umbrella Foundation
It was established in 2005 in response to the growing number of illegal 'orphanages' neglecting children’s most basic rights – food, education, safe shelter, healthcare and love. The mission is to relieve the impact of trafficking, poverty and war on the children of Nepal through projects which promote education, reintegration and community development.

  Un Raggio Di Luce Onlus Foundation
It works in the fields of economic development, gender equity, women’s empowerment and local NGOs capacity building. It has been operating in Nepal since 2006.


  USC Canada Asia
It works for promoting vibrant family farms, strong rural communities, and healthy ecosystems around the world.


Its work focuses on addressing the root causes of multi-dimensional poverty. This includes work to reduce the marginalization of women, girls, ethnic and caste groups in society. It strategies address areas of health, education and livelihoods simultaneously, while applying gender perspectives and ensuring social inclusion.


WaterAid works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene. Its vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation. It was established in 1981 to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.


  Winrock International
It has been working to increase economic opportunity and sustain resources while protecting the environment of Nepal for over 30 years. The following three multidimensional programs are current conducting
  • Renewable Energy Promotion
  • Education and Income Generation for Conflict Mitigation
  • Agriculture


  World Education
It is dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development programs. It was founded in 1951.


  World Neighbors
In Nepal, it works with 50 villages in five contiguous districts in the mid-hills and on the Terai Plain to combat extreme poverty, illiteracy, knowledge about health and access to basic health services.

  World Vision International Nepal
It is dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. In Nepal, it is working to address the immediate poverty issues confronting children and vulnerable communities in Nepal integrating its work efforts in advocacy, development and humanitarian emergency affairs.


  World Wildlife Fund
It has been working since 1961 to conserve nature and ecological processes through a combination of actions on the ground, national and international advocacy work to establish appropriate policies, and international campaigns to highlight and demonstrate solutions to crucial environmental problems. In Nepal, it started working in 1967 with launching of conservation of Rhino in Chitwan. To keep up with the evolving face of conservation and the environmental movement, WWF’s focus evolved from its localized efforts in conservation of single species in the 1960s, integrated conservation and development approach in the 1990s, to a new horizon of landscape level conservation encompassing national, regional and global scales of complexity in the early 2000s. It works focus in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) and Sacred Himalayan Landscape (SHL), including Koshi River Basin, and Chiwan Annapurna Landscape (CHAL). It works to conserve flagship and priority key species, forests, freshwater, and to mitigate the pervasive threat of climate change to communities, species and their habitats. The effective delivery of conservation results under the above four thematic areas are supported by crosscutting programs on policy and advocacy, curbing illegal wildlife trade, sustainable livelihoods, communications, and education.
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