We measure our success by our ability to exit and leave behind a self-sufficient community.
Our support for key public services, such as healthcare and education, is transitional and will be taken over by local communities and the Nepali government. We work closely with the Nepali government to deliver our work programmes in all areas, and ensure that our programmes are sustainable and can be transitioned over to the government in due course. However, Nepal continues to have a lot of instability after a long civil war, and recently held its first ever democratic elections. With the abolition of the monarchy, a constitution is being drafted. It is hoped that as democracy becomes more established, political and economic stability can be achieved. Such improvements would lead to a stronger fiscal position, allowing the government to provide better healthcare and education in due course. In the meantime, we are assisting by supporting essential public services.
We also work to empower local health management committees and school management committees in each village. These committees, when properly functioning, can do much to improve the quality of delivery of essential public services. By implementing our programmes through these community bodies, we can ensure that our programmes are owned by and controlled by the local community, for their benefit, and are more sustainable.