Progress That Endures

Each of our 13 partner communities faces complex challenges that require long-term holistic solutions. Our projects profoundly improve the quality of life for all 44,123 people in these communities, bringing prosperity that will last for generations.

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dZi works in an extremely rural area of Eastern Nepal

Seed. Grow. Sustain.

We work with partner communities to identify a common vision, build strong partnerships rooted in local knowledge, meet basic needs, and remove barriers to progress.

We partner with each community to build successful health, education, and livelihoods programs that create opportunities for people to thrive and foster community-led sustainable growth. And, we support community members to build systems and skills to continue these programs on their own while strengthening community self-sufficiency and self-determination.

Gururaj Rai

Meet Gururaj Rai

“We are one of the most remote villages in the region,” says 41-year-old Gururaj Rai. He says he values partnership from dZi so his community can build a brighter future—from learning how to grow cash crops such as ginger, garlic, turmeric, and kiwis to building new taps for safe drinking water, to constructing new earthquake-safe schools to improve education.

This father of three appreciates the chance to create more opportunities for his family, and his village.

Gururaj Rai
Chhoti Sherpa

Meet Chhoti Sherpa

Chhoti is a teacher in the village of Rakha, Khotang District, who recently attended an Early Childhood Development training co-organized by the dZi Foundation. Her first opportunity for professional development, Chhoti believes the training helped bridge the gap between teachers and students, and addressed the dire need to keep teachers in rural Nepal updated on new curriculums and teaching methods.

Chhoti Sherpa
Chedu Sherpa

Meet Chedu Sherpa

In Chedu’s village of Chyaksila, the annual monsoon rains would make river crossings treacherous. Although he built wooden bridges each year to allow his grandchildren to cross the river and reach their school, the makeshift bridges were always swept away. But after Chyaksila’s partnership with the dZi Foundation, the community was able to construct a permanent bridge – connecting the community and allowing Chedu’s grandchildren to attend school without fear.

Chedu Sherpa