Welcome

The Nepal Community Development Foundation (NCDF) is a volunteer-run registered Canadian charity that supports development projects in eastern and central Nepal.  We are based in Toronto, Canada with a supportive office in Boulder, Colorado.

Our Canadian Charities Directorate listing with recent financial statements can be seen here.

Since its beginning in 1989, the Nepal Community Development Foundation has helped bring water, education, health, and hope to thousands of people in rural Nepal.

Our projects are implemented by our partner agency in Nepal, The Namsaling Community Development Centre  (NCDC).

This introductory video shows aspects of life in one of our project areas in eastern Nepal.  Video: David Makepeace


The Namsaling Community Development Centre is a Nepali non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1985 to facilitate initiatives in community self-reliance. NCDC works in partnership with community members and organizations, local and central governments, other Nepali NGOs, and international partners.

Acting as a catalyst for local self-help solutions to rural development challenges, NCDC facilitates initiatives in non-formal education, agriculture, health and sanitation, water, income generation, communications, savings and credit, and environmental planning.

Through voluntary contributions, community initiatives are carried out by primary stakeholders and user groups. Governed by an independent, publicly elected Board of Directors, NCDC’s mandate is to promote community self-reliance by mobilizing collective action toward sustainable livelihoods.

Please visit our project and news pages for more information about our projects.


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A brief overview of NCDC’s history.  Video: Brian Bonnell