Who We Are
Hamro Chahana Nepal (HCN), registered in 2009 (Govt. of Nepal, DAO, Kathmandu, Reg No: 36/2066-067) is a non profitable, charitable community based developing organization committed to working with rural communities.
HCN was initially formed in the hopes of uplifting and raising awareness of the indigenous Bote and Kumal communities in the remote hills of Palpa district, 350 km west of the capital of Kathmandu. HCN has now branched out to helping other poor and excluded communities of the region and has extended its area of interest to Bhojpur, in eastern Nepal.
The main purpose of HCN is to work together with marginalized and underprivileged people, especially women and children, in promoting better education and health care as well as generating environmentally sustainable income. The strength of HCN lies in its extensive ability to reach the remotest areas with efficiency and cost effectiveness. The organization was started initially by Ms. Deepali Thapa, who identified the area during her field visit to Palpa and established long lasting connection with its people. HCN, in collaboration with the Bote Community Strengthening Committee (BCSC a local organization established to support Bote Community), took initiatives to comprehensively understand the needs, facts, and other deeper underlying issues of the community and conducted a base line survey in April 2009. Another baseline survey to understand the need and identify with the problems of the Kumal communities was conducted in 2010.
HCN believes in teaching/learning, sharing knowledge/skill and raising awareness on empowerment and self sustainability by working together with marginalized and underpriviledged community people, especially women and children in education and health sector as well as contribute to their income generation.
HCN works with rural communities for its ultimate objective to increase their capacity to plan manage and implement activities on their own. Capacity building has been an efficient and effective method to ensure sustainable development. HCN places special emphasis on involving poor, vulnerable and socially excluded groups such as women, dalits and marginalized groups in local development processes.