What we do

Oxfam’s vision for Nepal is a just society without poverty, in which all women and men live a life of dignity, enjoy their rights and assume their responsibilities as active citizens of Nepal. To contribute to this vision, Oxfam builds upon its niche and deliver on these programmes:

December 2019 will never get out of my mind. The day when human life encountered one of the biggest threats of COVID-19, and now, the whole world is going through a critical situation. Nepal announced a nationwide lockdown which has already been extended three times and can be extended with pre-...
What is COVID-19? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. The main...
Kuli Maya, 74, lives a single life at Bhedabari in Dhading district of Nepal. As an elderly female living alone, she had to struggle more for water than others in her community. Like other community members, she also had to walk about an hour to fetch just a bucket full of water. However, her age...
“I feel very proud to have contributed in solving one of the main issues of our village – safe access to water,” says Kalpana, 41, a resident and Village Maintenance Worker (VMW) at Chyangli, Dhading in Nepal. Kalpana a mother of three has been an active community member who is always hands-on and...
Bahadure Women Empowerment Centre formed at Parashuram Municipality of Dadeldhura district in Nepal has played the lead role in sorting out the main problem at their Ghatteplot village – access to drinking water. Ghatteplot village lies in between Rangun and Mahakali rivers. Ironically, the...
Sabitra, 22, a resident of Bhumikasthan-2, Dakabang of Arghakhachi district in Nepal lives in a joint family of six members. She was married at a young age with her companion named Shiva. However, at a very early age, Sabitra was handed all the household responsibilities including taking care of...
“People never trusted us to take the responsibilities carried out so far by men in our society. But, now we women have proved that we are equal to them and can take leadership roles if needed,” said Pabitra, Chairperson of Building Construction Committee of Naulathar Community Discussion Center in...
Sunita, 32, never thought she would be an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Sunita used to weave Dhaka products in a production house for ten years to support herself and the family of four, financially. Over time, she began to form a small, unregistered weaving group of women from...
Anita lives in Duduwa Rural Municipality ward no. 2 Betahani of Banke district in Nepal. She is 37 years old now, however, she was married off by her parents at a very young age of 12 years. Her husband did not care for her and married another woman, leaving Anita helpless. Eventually, she divorced...