Quick Facts About Nepal

Population31 million people
Size147,181 square km
Major LanguagesNepali
Major ReligionsHinduism, Buddhism
Life Expectancy68 years men, 71 years women
Main ExportsFats, Oils, Waxes, Staple Fibers, and Textiles

Country Overview

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.  

Challenges

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.

Current Programs

Lydia Vocational Training

The Training Centre teaches women skills that will enable them to find employment and support themselves and their families.

Music Classes

The Lydia Centre would like to introduce music classes so that they are able to foster the musical abilities of their students.

Current Projects

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.

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