The Nepal Trust was founded in 1993 by Scottish businessman and ex British-Indian Army Major, Alan Jacobsen, who had served alongside Nepalese Ghurkas in WWII.

The Nepal Trust is a registered Scottish charity (SC022552) and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Nepal. The Trust has offices in Glasgow, Scotland and locally in Simikot (Humla district) and Kathmandu, Nepal.

We work in one of the most impoverished and remote areas of human habitation in the world, including the upper Karnali river zone of North-West Nepal.

We are a grassroots, cost-effective organization, dedicated to supporting the Nepalese people by working with them on sustainable community development projects in the areas of health, education, renewable energy, sustainable tourism, agriculture, water & sanitation and heritage preservation.

The Trust emphasizes local participation and recognizes the local people as the ultimate custodians of their communities.

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