The main objective of NGOs in Nepal is as straightforward as it aims to address some of the most pressing challenges of Nepalese, men, women, young and old, all across the country.
Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia with an estimated population of about 28 million people. It is ranked 49th world’s most populous country and 20th in Asia on a list of countries and dependencies by population.
Nepal is one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Thanks to its tourism industry which has exploded in recent years.
The last decade has seen a flourishing economy and a booming tourism sector. And the latter is one of the fastest-growing industries in the country, employing over a million people.
Nepal boasts a few natural resources, including one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites, home to Mount Everest in the northeast. Although the mountain is right at the China-Nepal border; however, it is more accessible from the Nepalese side. Mount Everest accounts for a large share of mountaineering earnings generated in Nepal’s tourism sector.
Nepal is one of the countries in Asia riddled with several environmental and humanitarian crises over the past years. And to curtail the effect of these disasters, however, the country has invented dozens of initiatives to help it cater to its ever-growing population.
Non-Governmental Organizations in Nepal
There are over half a hundred non-governmental organizations in Nepal operating from all nooks and crannies of the country. These organizations work collaboratively towards a goal and against a common enemy – poverty, health, crises, etc.
In addition to helping impoverished families and people and lifting them out of poverty, charity organizations in Nepal also fight for the right of vulnerable people, especially women and children.
How to be Part of NGOs in Nepal?
There are two most common ways to be part of non-governmental organizations in Nepal. It is either you join as a donor or volunteer. While the former involves more or less donating physical items such as foods, clothes, and health equipment, plus cash. The latter requires time and energy, as is usually more on-field work.
Here is a list of NGOs working in Nepal. It includes local and international organizations.