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 new project for women coping with migration

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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The Norlha Special Report on Migration in Nepal

What is Norlha doing about men’s migration? Read our special report (hyperlink) on this growing phenomenon and find out just how Norlha is empowering the women left behind.
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Norlha’s new entrepreneurs

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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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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Our Team

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

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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.

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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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 secure your place in one of the races and raise money for our projects in Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet, China.
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