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:

A wooden boat rescuing people
“I was in the kitchen, ready to serve the meal when the water flooded my house,” recalls Gulab Devi Khand from Sakalpura of Saptari district, “I screamed as the water level rose up to my chin, and my family members and neighbors gathered around to clear the debris that had already been around by...
A woman making bag from felt
The project, Sustainable Livelihoods Support for Earthquake Affected Families in Nepal, has helped more than 1200 people by providing them skills and tools and equipments needed to start their own businesses and make extra income. The project uses the principles of fair trade and ensures that these...
The livelihood recovery grant has helped people restore their businesses
A man went to Malaysia to make enough money to take care of his family well. He returned back with good amount of money and started poultry business but the earthquake of 2015 destroyed everything. He did not give up and now he has risen up with a vibrant business. Read more to find out.
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.