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 area of Eastern Nepal that is one of the most isolated in the country.

We Listen. We Learn. We Grow.

We begin by seeking out what makes our remote partner communities special, and what elements of their lives they seek to preserve. We learn about our mutual dreams for the future and create tangible, measurable goals. Projects are designed, implemented, and maintained together.

Because of our strong partnerships, our projects are more efficient, have greater impacts, and reach communities that few other organizations can.

Meet Sabitra Rai

Sabitra Rai was chosen to attend an agricultural training program funded in partnership with the dZi Foundation. She learned how to prepare soil, cultivate vegetables, and increase production - all tools she brought back to share with her neighbors.

Sabitra Rai is now earning more money than ever before and is proud to show off her success.

Sabitra Rai at work

Meet Rahul Rai

Due to the nationwide lockdown in response to COVID-19, schools were closed for over seven months. Because our working areas have limited internet and radio, engaging students such as Rahul Rai was a huge challenge. The dZi foundation collaborated with the local rural municipality and supported self-learning materials, helping students study safely at home.

Rahul Rai and Mother self learning

Now We Feel Safe

The dZi Foundation supported the sewing and distribution of locally-made reusable masks to students and teachers at 41 community schools. As schools begin to re-open (with strict COVID protocols), the masks are invaluable in helping teachers and students interact safely. The masks have also been made available to families gathering for the Dashara Festival.

Students using distributed masks in classrooms

Shree Himalaya Basic School Toilet

"The toilet at this school was non-functional, meaning teachers and students had to use the surrounding forest as their restroom. "Through toilet repair and maintenance program, we were able to repair and maintain our toilets. This is now attractive and child friendly. I am thankful to all the kind donors who have made this possible. Namaste and thank you."

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Kitamba Sherpa
Chairperson, School Management Committee
Shree Himalaya Basic School

Showcasing The upgraded and repaired toilet at the school