Help communities achieve greater prosperity and food security, decrease social marginalisation, and improve environmental sustainability.
Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with nearly a third of citizens living below the national poverty line — less than U.S. £0 per day — and another third living on less than $2 per day. Half of the population are youth, and 90 percent of them are unemployed. The country is also at high risk of earthquakes and floods.
- 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 programmes that educate children to protect themselves and others in emergencies
- Women & Gender: Teaching financial literacy so women can develop and expand microenterprises
All stories about Nepal
Nepal: The promise of cardamom, part 1 January 28, 2009
Large cardamom pods are a crop that presents an excellent opportunity to Nepalese farmers and exporters because it has a high value on the world market and is easy to cultivate.
Nepal: Helping Poor Farmers December 8, 2008
In Nepal today, more than half the population has no access to even the most basic financial services. In rural areas, farming families are trapped in cycles of debt and are often forced to sell their crops at below market rates, further slipping into poverty.
Nepal: Prepping for crisis October 15, 2008
Nepal is extremely vulnerable to natural disasters, ranking 11th in global vulnerability to earthquakes and 30th in vulnerability to floods.
Nepal: The Last Girl In School November 26, 2007
As school began again this year, Anita Chaudhary was prepared to spend back-to-school day as she had for the last few years: at home. She was certain that, once again, she'd watch from the doorway of her family's tiny house as dozens of neighbour children passed by on their way to class.
Nepal: Optimism and Action Transform a Village November 26, 2007
7:00-8:00 A.M. - High school study group 6:00-7:30 P.M. - Pre-school children’s learning group 8:00-9:00 P.M. - Adult literacy class
Nepal: Rising From Violence November 26, 2007
The attackers came in the blaze of daylight on August 25, carrying a dead body inside the first of a procession of cars. They parked their Jeeps and motorcycles along the side of the blacktop highway, descended from their vehicles and rushed 50 feet into the makeshift village.
Nepal: Change Begins Within November 26, 2007
More than 20 years ago, a 14-year-old Nepalese student began a movement to free his people — and succeeded. Today his organisation is partnering with Mercy Corps to ensure not just freedom, but opportunity.
Nepal: After Slavery, Unshackling Potential November 26, 2007
At the end of pestilence, a plague of other problems came to southwestern Nepal.