What we do

Women work in Cash for Work programmes to restore community services after the devastating earthquake of 2015 - Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

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:

Oxfam in Nepal with its local partners are producing skilled human resource who can build earthquake-resistant houses. Earlier, week-long mason training was provided in seven earthquake-affected districts, and now to motivate more people, 50-day On the Job Mason Training (OJT) is being provided...
Sudin Pradhan in Lalitpur One of the major challenges the earthquakes of 2015 put forward was rebuilding damaged houses, building them in a way that would make them withstand any such future tremors. The Government of Nepal has come up with strict building codes and the houses need to be...
Oxfam and partners discuss the importance of constructing toilets in Nuwakot
It's challenging to break people's habits and encourage them to adopt new practices. This story is about Oxfam and partner's effort to convince communities to construct toilets...
Furafutti Sherpa showing the wooden boxes which were earlier safe to store the potatoes she harvested
Furafutti Sherpa who lives 2600 meters above the sea level in Charikharka, Manjo village, is surprised to see heavy rainfall, drought, and hailstorm affecting the yield of her potatoes. The change in weather pattern has affected apple farming too with irregular snowfall damaging the plants. The...
Raju Bishwokarma with his new electric sewing machine
Cash grants, as a part of the EFSVL intervention, has been helping people kick start their businesses one more time, allowing them double their income and boost their self esteem.
The transition from drinking unfiltered tap water to installing biosand filters to drink purified water not just help improve health but also save money. Read how.
Oxfam in Nepal with its partners have been providing temporary jobs so that people affected by 2015 earthquake could earn for themselves and at the same time, their community structures would also be built back better.
Farmers in Nawalparasi district of Nepal have been doubling the yield of paddy after using the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technology. Read more to find out how it works.
Bhim Bahadur Tamang has been able to protect his produce with the construction of this granary. Photo by: Arjun Gahatraj/JGSS
Rosan Subedi, Sindhupalchowk Bhim Bahadur Tamang, 42, of Kadambas is a farmer who not only lost his house in April 2015's earthquake but also his granary, food items, and other utensils and goods. Tamang's production of rice, maize and millet had significantly (more than 25 %) gone down...