Quick Facts About Nepal
|Population||31 million people|
|Size||147,181 square km|
|Major Religions||Hinduism, Buddhism|
|Life Expectancy||68 years men, 71 years women|
|Main Exports||Fats, Oils, Waxes, Staple Fibers, and Textiles|
Nepal is a landlocked country in the Himalayas that features the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest. Nepal is home to 31 million people, roughly the same population as Canada, but packed into 1/67th of the landmass. The country has experienced rapid economic growth and poverty reduction in recent years.
Despite its progress, Nepal remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with health care services that fall far below international standards. Many in rural areas lack basic amenities, such as indoor toilets or electricity, and the country is still rebuilding after the devastating earthquake in 2015. But one of the biggest social challenges facing the country is the prevalence of human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of women. International Needs Nepal focuses on the empowerment of women as a way to transform the people and their communities.
The Training Centre teaches women skills that will enable them to find employment and support themselves and their families.
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, On, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001