Nepal is a place of spectacular extremes. The land rises from the hot, low-lying Terai plains to the peak of Mt. Everest 8848m, the highest point on the planet. Barely the size of Arkansas, Nepal holds eight of the world’s fourteen highest peaks, even as its lowest point is 60 meters above sea level. A needy child anywhere in the world deserves compassion, but rare are the places where one can make such an extraordinary impact as in Nepal – a fabled Himalayan country that is one of the poorest nations of the world.Nepal is one of the least developed countries in the world with nearly one-third of the population living below the poverty line. Even if there has been some improvement, the exclusion of a significant segment of the population from mainstream development has resulted in an unequal distribution of resources.Commitments made in the November 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord to uphold civil, political and economic rights, including ending discrimination, remain unfulfilled and there are unclear issues to resolve in the area of compensation laws to provide more remedies for victims. Within the general climate of impunity which continues to prevail in Nepal, no soldiers or rebels have been brought to justice for grave human rights violations.
Helping Friends Nepal (HFN) has particular approach and objective. It is to create a suitable environment in the community for those children who were not able to go to school because of weak economic condition, lack of public awareness, difficulty in geographical location, and natural disaster by facilitating economic benefits to them