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 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.
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.
A simple donation can help provide long term support for Himalayan families.
Julien Bettler has stood down as executive Director of Norlha, the organisation he founded. Find out how he will continue to support the organisation from his new home in Nepal.
Jeremy McTeague has become the new Executive Director of Norlha. Formerly Norlha’s Deputy Director, he takes up the post vacated by Julien Bettler. Read more about Jeremy
Sophie Lavaud has scaled Makalu (8,481m) and she’s still raising funds to make safe a trail for villagers in Nepal
With your donations and the help of Norlha, we can rebuild this vital trail between the village of Thulogaun and Shantibajaar in Nepal.
Norlha’s symposium was held on Thursday 14th April 2016 in Lausanne, find the full report and other documents to download.
Keen trail runner or simply fancy a new challenge – then join Norlha at the Verbier St Bernard trail in July. Sign up here to secure your place in one of the races and raise money for our projects in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, China.