Background of SAHAMATI

SAHAMATI is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit making social development organization. Established in 2001 by a group of development activists and professionals, SAHAMATI is recognized as capable and committed national level organization for community plus humane development.

SAHAMATI works in partnership with a range of local, national and international, government and non-government, private sectors and academic institutions. It has a close relationship and affiliation with Social Welfare Council, NGO Federation of Nepal, Federation of Democratic NGOs of Nepal, Peaceful School International Canada, Disaster Preparedness Network, Tobacco Control and Health Rights Network and District Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Network.

SAHAMATI has already implemented more than 65 projects in partnerships with various international organizations including German Development Service (DED), German Technical Cooperation (GIZ), Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA), UNICEF, Department for International Development (DFID), Plan Nepal, UNDP, CARE Nepal, Human Care, Oxfam Hong Kong, Action Aid Nepal (AAN). Practical Action Nepal (PAN), The Asia Foundation (TAF), AWO International, Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Mercy Corps and Winrock International. SAHAMATI has been recognized as an expert organization in the areas of Self-help development, women empowerment, cooperative strengthening, microfinance, enterprise development, market development, Community based Disaster Risk Reduction and humane values based development.

SAHAMATI believes Economic Development; Good Governance; and Environment Protection as three pillars of development and works in these areas with innovative and community led development models.