Nepal is an explorer’s paradise. People are drawn here by the snow-capped mountaintops of the Himalayas, the allure of Kathmandu’s magical temples and the promise of beautiful and diverse landscapes.
Whether you are after an adrenaline filled adventure or a reflective personal journey, there is something for everyone in Nepal.
Although the country is home to an estimated 61 ethnic groups with 125 different languages, Nepal’s overall structure is dominated by Hinduism and a highly rigid caste system. Members of lower castes, women and ethnic minorities are among the most vulnerable groups in Nepalese society.
Literacy rates are strikingly low, hovering at about 50 percent overall, 25 percent for women and 18 percent for lower caste groups.
Addressing such inequalities and ensuring that development is equally distributed across disadvantaged groups is essential for the long term stability of Nepal.
To learn how you can help give families in Nepal a brighter future, see our list of upcoming builds.