HELP/Nepal (Human Environmental League for Preservation) is a Nepali NGO, established in 1995 in Banke District by former United Nations Volunteers, within the framework of the Nep-091/042-UNV/UNDP/SWC project.
Initially, its principal aim was that of strengthening and supporting local NGO’s working for rural socio-economic development and poverty alleviation. For the purpose, HELP/Nepal defined and carried out projects centred on female empowerment and capacity building of the Midwestern area of the country.
From 2000, due to the raging conflict, HELP/Nepal’s ordinary work in the Terai was greatly hindered. For this reason, in March 2005 the NGO opened its offices in Kathmandu, maintaining constant relations with Banke District, continuing its activities therewith.
As of now, HELP/Nepal upholds its operative offices in the country’s capital and has re-opened in 2006 its offices in Nepalgunj.
  • Responding to inhuman life conditions, HELP/Nepal strives to restore the dignity of the human being and the dignity of work, acting on the field with and for the last.
  • The inherent belief underlying all of HELP/Nepal’s projects is that to overcome poverty, all individuals must envisage the hope of decent living conditions, the opportunity of providing for themselves and the means of accessing an alternative to their present condition.
  • Dignity of the human person
  • The dignity of each individual is our fundamental value. We reject the reification of the poor and seek to make them not objects of our pity but subjects of their own development and agents of change.
  • Option for the poor and the unprivileged
  • We commit ourselves to fight dehumanising poverty and discrimination, promoting the rights of the poor, gender equality and child rights. We entrust ourselves to restoring their sense of co-responsibility in building a better world.
  • Solidarity
  • Our undertakings and our relations with other institutions are guided by solidarity. We believe it relies in empathy, and not sympathy, and therefore implies viewing the world through the eyes of the last.
  • Stewardship
  • We intend being in solidarity not only with the people, but with the whole of creation, and thus promote environmental sustainability and capacity building.
  • From grassroots to global
  • We listen to the voice of the silent, the poor and the unprivileged, if and when necessary speak on their behalf, and, above all, provide them with the means to speak for themselves.
  • Subsidiarity
  • We respond to local needs in full respect of the principle of local autonomy. We therefore act in collaboration for the effective pursuit of our common mission.
  • Learning
  • We intend sharing and acquiring experiences and ideas, with the aim of translating this learning into effective action.
  • Partnership and Cooperation
  • We seek to work on the basis of partnership, through long-term commitment to agreed objectives, based on shared values, strategies and information. For this reason we esteem cooperation with other entities working for our same objectives and sharing our vision.
  • Witnessing
  • We witness to our vision not only in words but in deeds, aware of our obligation to transparency and accountability. In our witnessing, we will ensure that our communication, within and outside our organisation will conform to our guiding values and principles.
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