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 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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Back on Jean Troillet evening and thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended the Jean Troillet evening at the Club Alpin Suisse – section Diablerets. The Swiss mountaineer and guide shared just some of his many adventures with us presenting a film on his attempt on two summits in Pakistan in 2007. We would like to thank him sincerely for his collaboration in helping us to raise money for all the villagers we support who were affected by the earthquakes in Nepal in 2015.
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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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Support Sophie Lavaud‘s project in her attempt on Makalu to help people of Thulogaun

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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In Tibet, nomads and semi-nomads learn to cook vegetables

Thanks to the installation of greenhouses, the people living on the Kham high plateau are discovering new vegetables. First they had to learn how to grow them, and now they are enthusiastic about learning how to cook them. This gives them access to a more balanced food intake and improves their health.
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A Swiss geologist assesses future risks in Nepal

Norlha sent Caroline Calpini, a geologist from Geneva, to two villages in Rasuwa and Dhading districts, to determine the likelihood of further landslides.
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