About

Samundra Nepal, led by Nepali professionals is an established non-profit and Non-Governmental Organization. Samundra Nepal is free from political and religious affiliation. We are established in 2019 as per the rule of the Government of Nepal and are affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal. Currently, Samundra Nepal is focusing on Baiteshwor Rural Municipality, Dolakha district but is open to supporting the needy people in all of Nepal.

Through its establishment, Samundra Nepal has been supporting above 10000 people to break their poverty cycle and improve their living standards. The people of Baiteshwor RM have received health services, agricultural support, educational support, and support for humanitarian needs and infrastructure.

Currently (2022), Samundra Belgium is our main funding source. We expect generic support from our kind-hearted friends around the globe. By 2022, we were able to mobilize the funds from local governmental institutions, individuals, communities, and non-government organizations. We run our local fundraising program independently.

We are pleased to show our donors a strong commitment: we invest their hard-earned money in needy communities to create a positive impact and increase happiness through education, agriculture, and infrastructure. However, supporting bringing the community out of the vicious cycle of poverty is our goal. Previously, from 1989, we worked along with the founder members of Himalayan Leaders who have been involved in many social projects and were eagerly looking for an official structure. We already supported establishing a hospital in Baiteshwor, solar energy projects, earthquake relief, or a new e-library in Baiteshwor Rural Municipality.

Samundra Nepal aims to achieve sustainable development in the Rural Places of Nepal. For sustainable impacts, we value stakeholders’ participation in each phase of projects and meaningful exit strategies, and good governance.

We are pleased to show our strong commitment that the hard-earned money of our donors that we receive for needy communities must be invested for positive impact and increased happiness.    

Vision

The sustainable living standards of the self-sustained people with them to access the resources.

Mission

SN works to be a part of the change and bring happiness by assuring the easier life of the local community with the availability of resources for improved health, education, agriculture, and a strengthened government support system.

Goal

The happiness of the local people with a dignified lifestyle.

Working Strategy of Samundra Nepal

1. Addressing needs

  • We welcome the real needs identified together with related communities 
  • We accept only those needs to address with the resources available to us
  • Solving the needs will turn the living standards of locals
  • Approval of local Ward/RM

 

2. Sustainability of the initiatives

  • We aim to work where change will be permanent
  • We work there where the community takes ownership, maintains their infrastructure, projects, or results
  • Local governments and communities show a strong commitment to maintaining, operating and using the infrastructure. 
  • Assures to take ownership and budget from local governments to maintain infrastructure and results

 

3. Local government and community 

  • Participation of local communities from inception to project completion
  • Cash/kind/labor contribution from the locals
  • Participation of women and marginalized people in the process
  • Communities take leadership (Samundra Nepal is just a supporter)

 

4. Collaboration and synergy

  • We urge collaboration with stakeholders (Wards, RM, Community, individual, Hospital, Health Post, Himali Health Cooperative, local leaders, etc.)
  • We welcome synergy and complement efforts

 

5. Transparency

  • We maintain transparency and take accountability for our efforts

 

6. ‘ Do no Harm’ 

  • Our efforts shall contribute to creating social harmony in Baiteshwor RM
  • We respect local culture, lifestyle, and people
  • We do not claim to solve every problem in the RM

Our Team

Board of Directors

Jagat Dahal President
Govinda Pathak Vice President
Prakash Dahal General Secretory
Asmita Devkota Treasurer

General Members

  • Bijay Dhakal
  • Nawaraj Parajuli
  • Toran Kumar Sunuwar
  • Suraj Khadka
  • Nisha Maharjan

Advisory Board

  • Arjun Bahadur Thapa Chhetri
  • Bikram Dahal
  • Hari Bol Sapkota
  • Navin Raj Dahal

International Advisory Board

Niels
Niels Visser

Founder of Samundra Belgium

Markus Kamber Klosters, Switzerland General Practitioner Expedition Physician
Robert Gerritsma Meilen, Switzerland Founder Solidarity Switzerland Expert on Physiotherapy
Peggy Kuipers Founder Samundra the Netherlands Expert on Hospital Management
Kristof Wouters Founder Samundra Belgium Expert Hospital Management
Peter Soons Frauenfeld, Switzerland Founder Himalayan Care Hands Nepal Expert NGO Project Management Fundraiser Switzerland, Belgium