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Nepal Govt. Regd. No. 1224/064, SWC Affiliation No. 22612
Sambhav Nepal is a registered non-profit organization. Our mission is to achieve grassroots reforms in education, poverty, health and sanitation, empowerment of women, various youth clubs, vocational skills and training programs so as to uplift the living condition of the people of the rural communities of Gorkha.
After the April 25 2015 Earthquake, our focus has been centered on helping the affected communities of Gorkha.
· Our achievements are tangible and have had real impact on the community.
· Every cent donated goes directly to our projects.
· We update our donors and take them for a visit to the project sites during or after the project is completed.
· We are supported by prestigious international entities such as the Rotary International and the Australian Embassy in Nepal.
· Where possible we use locally available manpower and resources to implement our projects.
We believe that we have a very big mission here in Nepal let alone trying to expand to another country. Therefore we are not looking to extend to other countries.
We are always in need and welcome any amount of time you can commit. Our most pressing needs are fundraising, network, educational development and marketing, but there are many other opportunities.
Yes we have. We run different volunteer programs in collaboration with Ace the Himalaya. They look after the logistics arrangement for the programs. We have:
Most people in Gorkha survive on subsistence farming and are subjected to abject poverty. Gorkha trails behind in socio-economic development and the existing infrastructure requires extensive renovation. As a result, the quality of life in the region has been severely impacted.
And, what’s worse is that the epicenter of the massive 2015 Nepal Earthquake was in Gorkha; it was one of the hardest-hit districts in Nepal. This has pushed Gorkha further back. A large number of people don’t have proper houses to live and several of the community schools saw their buildings heavily affected or fully destroyed. The state of poverty in the district has gotten worse.
Sambhav Nepal has always been committed to achieve grassroots reforms in educational and health infrastructure in Gorkha. Our mission continues still today as we carry out various school and home rebuild projects for the benefits of the people of Gorkha.
Firstly, we go to the villages and try to find out about the background and family-history of the child. For verification, we check the facts with the other villagers. When we are sure that we have a genuine case, we ask the guardian of the child to fill an application form and submit it with supporting documents, duly attested by their school, concerned department and the District Coordination Committee. We then make a profile of the nominated children based on the facts and keep with us. When we find people who are interested in sponsoring education for an underprivileged child, we send them the details of the nominated children.
The benefits of your monthly contribution depends upon the type of sponsorship you choose. Please visit Sponsorship Program for more details.
Yes – Sambhav Nepal assigns only one sponsor per child. Once a child has been sponsored, we don’t search another. But if you and your friend or family or spouse want to do joint sponsorship, we agree to it.
We understand your desire to send packages to your sponsored child. However, Sambhav Nepal has a policy not to accept packages for the following reasons:
Sambhav Nepal requests that monetary gifts not be sent to your sponsored child because of the difficulty in monitoring proper use of the money. Our field offices are not equipped to handle funds sent to the children or their families directly from sponsors, and subsequently to issue receipts.
Moreover, it is often difficult for other families in the community to understand why a child or the family receives money from the sponsor. This can cause jealousy and divisiveness in the community. Also, the Nepalese postal system is not very well known for reliability and there is no guarantee that the monetary gifts will reach the beneficiaries.
You may send cards and letters to your sponsored child at the field office address. This enables our staff there to keep needed correspondence records and also protects your address from falling into the hands of impostors. The letters you send will usually reach your child within a few weeks. Your letters will be given to the child to keep. We will translate your letter for the child if they don’t understand English. Letters sent to you by your child takes longer to reach. Many children receive assistance in corresponding. The handful of project workers and staff members will supervise the children writing to their sponsors.
We hope this will help you understand why communication between you and your sponsored child may require some patience. If you do not receive a reply from your child within approximately two months after you have written, please let us know. We will then check with the field office for you.
Meeting your sponsored child face to face can be an exciting and moving event for both of you. If you ever wish to do so, we’re here to help you. Be sure to contact us at least three months in advance; you can contact us via e-mail at [email protected]
The minimum commitment period for the sponsorship is 5 years. And you can continue the sponsorship for as long as you like.
We will notify you when your sponsored child is able to work and earn a living. At that time, we will offer the opportunity for you to sponsor another child.
The length of sponsorship is different for each child as sponsorship is affected by many factors: the child’s age when sponsorship begins, the family and community’s circumstances, progress in the sponsorship project and so on. One of the most satisfying experiences of sponsorship is watching your child and his or her family become healthy and self-reliant. That’s the moment when you can take the hand of another child who needs your help. Many sponsors have helped change the life of one child after another. As many sponsors tell us, “Once you sponsor, you’ll never want to stop!”
Yes, you can make child sponsorship contributions via credit card. We can email you a copy of the payment form which you can fill up and send back to us.
And, there are various ways to make the contribution. Please follow the link: Donate.
Yes there are. Please follow the link: Donate.
At the moment only the donations from Australian and Swiss nationals are tax deductible.
· If you are an Australian citizen, please donate via the secure website of Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).
· If you are a Swiss citizen, please donate via the PayPal account of Sambhav Nepal Switzerland.
If, in the future, we are able to provide the tax deductible facility to the the donors of other countries, we will update it in our website.
Anyone who makes a donation will receive a receipt upon contribution along with a follow-up letter and an acknowledgment letter.
While we appreciate your generosity, shipping and importation costs prohibit us from efficiently utilizing your donation. Our resources are better spent purchasing goods in Nepal, which contributes to the local economy and provides our students here with large quantities (and quality) of current materials. The only way you can donate them is to either bring them yourself or send them along with your friends or family who are travelling to Nepal.