Nepal is one of the poorest countries in South Asia with over 25 percent of its population living below the poverty line. The country is out of a decade long civil war and is now in the process of writing a new constitution.
Political instability is a major challenge for Nepal and a major hindrance to its economic growth.
Agriculture is still the primary source of livelihood and the country’s economy is highly dependent on the money sent by Nepali migrant’s working abroad.
The economic growth rate of the country is merely 5%.
Dan Church Aid has been supporting development work in Nepal since 1980’s. Initially, the work was focused on traditional development fields like clean drinking water, irrigation systems and improvement of infrastructures.
However, these modalities have changed over the years. We are now working mainly to improve the life and livelihoods of the most marginalized communities through a more rights based approach.
Our focus areas are: