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Why Donate to Nepal?

Data from the ONS in the UK indicates that there are 4.7 million unpaid carers in England, which equates to 8.9% of the population (2021). There is no comparable information for Nepal, but if we use this figure to estimate the number of carers in the country, 2.67 million people are caring for others.

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From our research in Nepal we have discovered that 70% of carers of children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions in Kathmandu have no income at all. Further research in the Baglung and Myagdi regions saw 87.5% of carers experience financial difficulties.

Our Carers Worldwide Model transforms the holistic well-being of carers in Nepal, ensuring their physical, mental, financial and social well-being.

  • “The bond among the carers in my Carers Group is so strong. We offer support to each other. If I call, my friends will come. They have offered help like a family would.”
    Anita, who cares for her daughter Yunisha, who has Cerebral Palsy
  • “After admitting my son into the Community Caring Centre, I have been able to make time for myself to go out and engage in my personal work very easily. I volunteered here for three months, now I work as a teacher here to help other disabled children like my son.”
    Ranjita, who cares for her son Rishan
  • “After bringing my son to this Community Caring Centre, I have been able to continue my further studies. The centre is very important to me, it has helped me to relieve a huge pain in my life.”
    Bhawani, who cares for her son Shreyansh

    Your donation will help fund our work and ensure that all unpaid family carers are provided with the basic emotional and financial support they deserve.

    Our Impact in Nepal

    6,150
    Carers Helped
    6,173
    Persons being cared for
    24,600
    Other family members supported

    What Your Donations Will Do for Carers in Nepal

    Single Donations
    support someones livelihood

    £50

    Helps one carer initiate a livelihood activity, lifting their family out of poverty
    A group of people sitting in a circle in a counselling meeting in Nepal.

    £25

    Pays for a counsellor to spend a day with a group of carers
    A group of women sitting in a self care group smiling

    £10

    Sets up a self-help group for carers for mutual support
    Monthly Donations
    nepal kids playing

    £25

    Provides nutritious food to 12 disabled children at one of our community caring centres
    health camp

    £10

    Will support the health needs of 10 carers by providing access to high quality treatment
    Nepal kids with mother

    £5

    Sends a child carer to school for a month

    Our Work in Nepal

    Carers Worldwide started working in Nepal in 2014, helping carers with livelihood training and support groups. Since then our support of unpaid carers has evolved to include two partners in Nepal across three regions.

    An example of our work in Nepal was following the disastrous earthquake in the Baglung and Myagi regions in 2015 when we supported carers of individuals with mental health needs. In 2016, we started supporting the carers of children with Cerebral Palsy and other neurological conditions. We also supported the formation of 17 carer support groups in the Kaski and Syangja regions.

    At the end of a five-year project working with the Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy across the Kathmandu Valley, we had helped improve the lives of 391 carers. 11 doctors were trained in the needs of carers and 23 local self-help groups were set up.

    Stories from Nepal

    • Laxmi

      Laxmi

      “Getting to know the other carers and taking income generating training from SGCP Nepal are notable tasks. I will contribute my 100 per cent efforts for the rights of disabled children and carers like us.”

      Laxmi and her husband are carers for their daughter who has an intellectual disability and needs 24-hour care. Since 2018 Laxmi has been involved with Carers Worldwide and our projects in Kathmandu Valley.

      She quickly became a key member of the carers community in the region. As secretary of the Kirtipur Carers Group and the Sakshyam Carers Coordination Committee and executive member of the Nava Aagaman Carers Association, she assisted all groups set up as part of the project and helped to enable carers to advocate for themselves and fight for the rights they deserve. She has done all this while working in the accounts department of Tribhuvan University.

      The work Laxmi does supporting carers and advocating for their rights, challenges the social norm in Nepalese society of a woman’s role in the household. She is an inspiration for us and other carers in Nepal.

      Read more about Laxmi’s story.

    • Goma and son

      Goma

      “Many people ask about our kids and how they are, but this programme is so unique, and it completely makes sense. If we are healthy and in a good state of mind, only then can we care for our kids.”

      Goma is from Thimi, Nepal and she is a carer for her daughter Apekshya, who has Cerebral Palsy. The day care centre her daughter attends is run by our partner organisation SGCP where Goma was introduced to our carers’ programme.

      Goma became a regular at our Carers Support Group, meeting and supporting other carers in similar situations. From that group Goma started basic training in computing as part of one of our livelihood initiatives. After three months of studying computing, she was able to get a job at her daughter’s daycare centre as an administrator. 

      The roles that the Carers Support Group, Carers Worldwide and SGCP played in providing Goma with an opportunity to learn, highlight the work our organisations do in Nepal. Many unpaid carers only look after their loved ones and with a small amount of support, people like Goma can do incredible things in making their own lives better, and the lives of their loved ones better too.

      These programmes do not completely alleviate the pressure of looking after an individual who needs care, but they are there to build a community of support.

      Read more about Goma’s story

    Donate to Help Carers in Nepal Today

    Your donation will help fund our work in Nepal, to ensure that unpaid family carers are provided with the support they deserve, empowering them towards better health, well-being and economic security. Thank you.