SAHAMATI is a non-government, non-political, non-profit making, and member-based social development organization. It was established in 2001 by a group of development activists and professionals with a longstanding experience in community development. Endowed with likeminded, dedicated and committed members, SAHAMATI is a well functioned national level NGO dedicated to contribute for the betterment of human lives through community development approaches.
From early focus on community development, SAHAMATI has diversified its scope and areas, ranging from community health program, cooperative financing, and social movement to establishing SAHAMATI Learning Center (SLC) for facilitating the process of well being and human dignity. SAHAMATI has been worked in partnership approach with a range of national and international, government and non-government, non-academic and academic institutions.
SAHAMATI has been working closely with different local level administration and government line agencies in the district/or villages. District Development Committee (DDC) is the key government partner for different development interventions. 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, Health Rights and Tobacco Control Network and DCCAM-Network.
SAHAMATI has entered in partnership with international organizations like German Development Service (DED), German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) currently known as GIZ, Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA), UNICEF, and 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),LI-BIRD and Winrock International.
Currently, SAHAMATI has its program coverage in seven districts of Nepal i.e. Nawalparasi, Tanahu, Panchthar, Terhathum, Sankhuwasabha, Taplejung and Bhojpur. The programs in Arghakhanchi, Rolpa, Rukum, Sindhuli, Myagdi, Baglung, Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, Kailali, Ilam, Jajarkot, Palpa, Gulmi, Morang, Surkhet, Salyan, Humla,Makawanpur, Mugu and Chitwan districts were phased out.
The vision of SAHAMATI is as, "SAHAMATI, Well recognize, learning and innovative institution for community plus humane development". SAHAMATI work for children, youth, women, marginalized people and senior citizens to establish their rights and improvement of their living standards. SAHAMATI has prioritized four thematic areas of action 1) Economic Development and Livelihood Promotion 2) Good Governance and Advocacy 3) Environment Protection and Disaster Risk Reduction 4) Learning, Innovation and New Business.