Our work

For over five decades New Zealanders, inspired by Sir Ed, have been working with friends and partners in Nepal to reduce poverty and strengthen communities in the Everest region.

 

What we do

Health Matters

We have been working to improve the health and well-being of communities in the Everest region for over 50 years.

Create Opportunities

The Trust issues 67 local schools with student learning resources, and provides scholarships to enable children to complete their education.

A better education

Give water, give life

We improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in remote mountain villages

Safer futures

The Himalayan Trust’s avalanche fund provides a path to a safer future for families of the victims of the avalanche that struck on Everest in April 2014.

Earthquake Recovery

We provided materials for temporary shelter and classrooms in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes. Over the next three years, we will rebuild schools and help communities recover.

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A little of what we have achieved together

6500
CHILDREN BENEFITTED FROM HIMALAYAN TRUST’S SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAMME.
136
TEACHERS FROM 42 SCHOOLS ATTENDED TRAINING AND RECEIVED IN-SCHOOL SUPPORT.
3000
PEOPLE AND MORE THAN 200 HOMES IN LUKLA NOW HAVE ACCESS TO FRESH, CLEAN WATER.
1500
SEEDLINGS PLANTED ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY.
200
BABIES DELIVERED, AND 17,000 PATIENTS TREATED AT HIMALAYAN TRUST SUPPORTED HOSPITALS.

Nepal in Numbers

Understanding the prevalence of poverty

127 Million

The population of Nepal. Despite being a tiny landlocked country squeezed in between China and India, the population lives across extremes in topography and climate. 

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147 out of 187

Nepal is low on the UN Human Development Index—measuring a combination of life expectancy, education, and income (New Zealand ranks 7th).

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27 percent

The proportion of Nepalis that have access to basic sanitation. The majority rely on rivers, often polluted for their drinking supply, bathing and washing clothes. 

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$2 a day

The average annual income in Nepal is US$377. By comparison, New Zealand’s per capita income is around $30,000. 

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