Norlha is a secular, non-profit NGO based in Switzerland with Delegations in several European countries, providing development assistance through various projects 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.


How we turn women into entrepreneurs

“I want to become a role model farmer in my village” – says Janaki Gurung. She has turned her back on work as a labourer and has a bright future as an independent farmer and goat breeder.
Find out how she does it with Norlha’s help

How we empower women impacted by migration in Nepal

Norlha has launched a new project in Gatlang, Nepal called “Mahila: helping women deal with men’s migration.” Mahila, which means women in Nepali, will help them learn how to use the remittances they receive to buy a better future.
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Migration in Nepal: Five keys for understanding a mass phenomenon

What is Norlha doing about men’s migration? Read more on this mass phenomenon and find out just how Norlha is empowering the women left behind.
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From farmer to entrepreneur, with Norlha

They live in one of the poorest parts of Nepal  but farmers in Humla are finding new ways to make a living thanks to Norlha. Tomato sauce and apple jam are two businesses taking off for these new entrepreneurs.
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Sophie Lavaud: Destination Kangchenjunga in Nepal

Norlha’s ambassador, Sophie Lavaud, is heading off to conquer Kangchenjunga and raise funds for women in Nepal.
Please help her reach her target.

Run the Verbier St Bernard trail for Norlha in July 2017

Keen trail runner or simply fancy a new challenge – then join Norlha at the Verbier St Bernard trail in July. Sign up here to raise money for our projects in Nepal and Bhutan.
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Support us

A simple donation can help provide long term support for Himalayan families.

Download our new report on The Women of the Himalayas.
Learn more about the Norlha Centre for Women in the Himalayas.

Find out about all Norlha’s activities in 2016 in the latest edition of the annual report.