WHAT WE DO
We donated funds to set up a women's micro-financing group who selected 100 individuals to award a loan to e.g. to buy animals lost in the earthquake. After an agreed period i.e. 6-12 months the individual women repay the money which is then allocated to another family. No profits are made but an increasing number of women and families benefit and this has now been extended to nine new groups.
Following the earthquakes in 2015 we were able to provide aid and assistance to the area including providing 65 temporary shelters, tents to replace school buildings and emergency supplies of food, clothing and school equipment for both children and staff. Read more
Community and micro-finance
We concentrate on supporting schools in the region of Dhading and especially those primary schools that supply students to Shree Archane Higher Secondary School in Kharare. We currently support one college and six local schools with the provision of library books, computers, some rebuilding of school buildings and provision of new toilet blocks and running water for hand washing. Read more.
Our health programme supports individual cases, health camps, projects at the local health posts as well as providing some training to local health workers. With the support of other charities we have arranged 3 Dental camps in the area. The visiting dental teams arranged training prior to the camps for local health workers and supervised their practical experience during the camps. Dental hygeine training was provided at local schools. Villagers from the surrounding areas walked long distances to reach the camps which provide free dental treatment and advice. Each camp treated around 200 people. Read more.
Project fundraising and supervision
Working with Path Nepal, our NGO partner based in Kathmandu, we agree the scope and costs of potential projects which have been specified by the relevant local community committees. Once a project scope is agreed we work in the UK to raise the appropriate funding - this is often done with local Rotary Clubs as well as schools, friends, families and various fundraising activities. Our Chair Pam Raffety, who travels to Nepal frequently, monitors progress of the projects and reports back to the relevant sponsors. The Trustees do not use any charity funding for their travel or accommodations. Read more.