Nepal is at a turning point in her social development process.
There are many positive developments that are pushing the county towards a more just, prosperous and equitable future. For instance, the Human Development Index in Nepal has increased over 11% since the end of the civil war in 2006, and during the same period, the number of people in Nepal living on less than US $1.25 per day has been cut in half.
Additionally, the constitution of Nepal was ratified in September 2015, creating new reforms that lend themselves to a more progressive and stable environment for Nepalis.
However, Nepal is still lagging far behind her potential, where social and economic developments are concerned. Poor infrastructure, subpar medical facilities, public and private financial instability, and an overabundance of governmental regulatory requirements for NGOs is making progress sluggish.
Malnutrition and energy deficiency are still high among women and children, and a lack of social safety nets for Nepal’s more marginalized communities is still problematic. This year, a subpar monsoon has constrained much of the agricultural sector.
VolNepal is responding.
Join us in helping Nepal to tip her scales in the right direction, and create a brighter future for all Nepalis.