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Namaste and Welcome to The Nepal Orphan Project

The Nepal Orphan Project’s primary responsibility is to provide support for at-risk abandoned children in Nepal through the development of an Orphanage/Shelter in Pokhara.

The Nepal Orphan Project is an initiative of the New Zealand Nepal Orphan Charitable Trust - a New Zealand Government registered Charitable Trust. The Pokhara Shelter gives children basics in food, shelter, clothing and education in an environment of love and support.

Change your Paradigm?

Pause - picture yourself as one of these children, firstly without help. Then, with our help.

The voyage through Life is not just in having new destinations but in looking at them through new eyes.

Why Nepal?

Located between the huge countries of India and China, Nepal is among the poorest and least developed countries in the world with 42% of its population living below the poverty line.

  • 27,000 children die of dysentery every year
  • 73% of women 15 years or older are illiterate
  • Out of 2.5 million disabled people, among them 5 % are children
  • 2.6 million children are engaged in different sectors of child labor
  • At least 40,000 children are bonded laborers
  • Over 5,000 children are working and living on the streets
  • 450 pregnant mothers out of 100,000 die in childbirth every year
  • Annually 12,000 women and children are trafficked to India
  • 34 % of marriages are children under 15 years of age
  • About 100 children are in adult jails
  • There is only one Children's Hospital
  • Nepal has the number one child disappearance rate in the world
  • Only 4% of women are attended by trained health workers during childbirth
  • Every year sixty thousand children die before they their reach 5th birthday
  • Approximately 3 million children are involved in child labor
  • One in three children drop out of school
  • The first case of HIV in Nepal was reported in 1988. Since then the Nepali government statistics list under 60,000 cases, while The World Health Organization (WHO) actually reported over 200,000 cases of HIV, a much more realistic number.

Please take the time to explore our site, and learn why it is so important to the lives of these beautiful children that they receive the help and love that we all need. If you have any enquiries please contact us.