Norlha is a secular, non-profit NGO based in Switzerland with Delegations in several European countries, providing development assistance through various projects in Tibetan areas of China, in Bhutan and in Nepal, in cooperation with local partners. Norlha is proud to be a member of the Fedevaco. 87% of the money you give is spent directly on projects. The rest goes on administration.



Norlha’s impact report in Nepal after the earthquake in 2015

Norlha has helped more than 5,000 people restore their lives following the earthquake. One year on, we have published our impact report to show how we spent the money raised in response to the disaster.
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Norlha helping build better lives in post earthquake Nepal

More than 5,000 people will be supported by the next stage of Norlha’s earthquake response programme in the remote districts of Rasuwa and Dhading in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes. The Building Better Lives programme (BBL) aims to provide a better life for people than they had before the earthquake.
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Women and men’s lives transformed by Norlha’s training and projects !

Village women tell how they are earning, saving money and paying for their children’s education thanks to new farming skills learned through Norlha. Better still, husbands in the village are now helping their wives with the household tasks after gender training organized by the NGO.
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Success is sweet – Ten years of Norlha

Ten Years of Norlha

Norlha has spent a decade helping ten thousands of people in the Himalayan region. As we mark our tenth anniversary, we look back at some of our many successes and hear from those we have helped and are still helping.
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Welcome to Peter Taylor, our new Norlha President, elected at the annual general meeting on 12th May 2016.



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Sophie Lavaud has scaled Makalu (8,481m) and she’s still raising funds to make safe a trail for villagers in Nepal

Thanks to your donations and the help of Norlha, let’s rebuild this vital trail between the village of Thulogaun and Shantibajaar in Nepal.
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Norlha Symposium: Empowering Women in Rural Himalayan Communities

Norlha’s symposium was held on Thursday 14th April 2016 in Lausanne, find the full report and other documents to download.
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Trekking avec Jean Troillet
A trekking day with the mountaineer Jean Troillet in aid of Nepal

Seven Jean Troillet fans are due to join the great adventurer for a memorable day’s trekking in the Valais. The outing this summer will raise funds for Norlha’s projects in Nepal.
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