FIDR is a non-governmental organization working to support children in developing countries and people affected by disasters.

What We Do

Nepal and FIDR

Geographically, Nepal lies in the chain of Himalayan Mountains exceeding 6,000 meter in the north, and in Terai Plain of lower than 100 meter above sea level in the south. This dynamic land form and accompanying sever climate bring a vast diversity into ethnicity, culture and society.

Nepal today is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Some of road blocks for development of society are, in addition to diversity of the country, slowness of economic development because of armed struggle for over 10 years from 1996 and of class system by caste which still remains today as social convention.

Lately Nepal has just stepped forward to nation building to realize of democracy and recover from damages from armed struggle, and is looking forward to social development through international aid.

FIDR has decided to engage in the assistance to the poorest regions of Nepal based on many year’s of its experiences in Vietnam and Cambodia. Having started research in Nepal in 2009, FIDR realized its first project in this country, a construction of Rada Chrishna Elementary school. In 2012, FIDR opened its third oversea office in Katmandu, and started rural development project.

Basic Data

Country Name Democratic Republic of Nepal
Capital Kathmandu
Area 147,181km²
Population Approx. 28,096,000(*1)
Ethnicity 125 ethnic groups including Chhetri, Brahman, Magar, Tharu
Official Language Nepalese
Religion Hindu(80%), Buddhism(9%), Islam(4%)
GNI per Capita $3,110(*2)
Main Industry Agriculture, Tourism
Ranking in Human Development Index 147th (among 189 countries)(*3)
(*1)UNICEF “The State of The World‘s Children 2019”
(*2)The World Bank “World Development Indicators 2018”
(*3)UNDP “Human Development Index 2019”

Completed Projects

・Radha Krishna Primary School Construction Project
Dhading District Community Development Project
School Improvement Project