CARE began working in Nepal in 1978. The early
focus was on improving infrastructure in remote areas and agriculture
extension activities. Today, its programs are wide ranging and
promote equitable and sustainable livelihood by addressing the
causes, rather than the symptoms of poverty and social injustice.
The programs at CARE Nepal deals with various issues; from improving
people's access to food, health, education, economic opportunities
to effectively managing natural resources and safe environment.
Founded over 70 years ago, Plan is one of the
oldest and largest children's development organisations
in the world. We work in 48 developing countries across
Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child rights and lift
millions of children out of poverty.Plan works with more than 3,500,000 families
and their communities each year. Plan is independent, with no
religious, political or governmental affiliations.
Save the Children has worked in Nepal since 1981,
with a core focus on programs in early childhood development,
primary education, school health and nutrition and adolescent
development. In recent years we also have responded to children
and families affected by political violence, which has exacerbated
poverty and displaced entire communities.
Nepal is going through a sensitive and fluid
political situation. The decade-long Maoist insurgency has
taken a toll of about 13,000 lives. The conflict has hampered
the delivery of basic services, restricted development assistance
and caused a breakdown of family and community networks. Its
heaviest impacts fall on women and children.