Quick Facts About Nepal
|Population||30 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 30 million people, close to the population of 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 focuses on the empowerment of women as a way to transform the people and their communities.
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Nepal: The Women’s Empowerment Program
This program will provide women skilled in trades with business and entrepreneurship training, and provide loans for women to open or improve their businesses.
Nepal: Lydia Vocational Training Centre
The Lydia Vocational Training Centre teaches women skills that will enable them to find employment and support themselves and their families.
Nepal: Sewing Machine Project
The project seeks to provide graduates of the sewing program at the Lydia Centre with their own sewing machines so that they're able to earn a living.
Donate to the Work of Nepal
This donation will go to the area with the greatest need right now.
International Needs Canada is a charitable organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.
International Needs Canada
Address: 230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001