Working to prevent the neglect, abuse and exploitation of disadvantaged, working and street children in Nepal.
Kidasha Nepal is a children’s charity that improves the lives of children living in extreme poverty in one of the poorest countries in the world.
Who We help
Aayan is one of up to 300 street children in Pokhara, and like four out of five street children he abused solvents as a way to cope with the hunger, pain, cold, and physical and sexual abuse suffered living on the streets. He is now turning his life around. Find out how.
One in four people in Nepal live below the poverty line. With such high levels of poverty, it is unsurprising that 1.6 million children (over 20%) have to work. Many of these children, like Anuj and Sarita, are trafficked from villages and tricked into working. See how we got them both back home.
Victims of Child Sexual Abuse
Sexual abuse is extremely common in Nepal, it is estimated that at least one in four girls have been victims of sexual abuse. Sadly, abuse of this nature is often perpetrated, or ignored, by parents and caregivers, as in the case of Ishama. Read her story here.
Children At-Risk of Harm
In Nepal, one in four of the poorest children do not attend school and less than 10% of children pass high school. Children like Madhav are forced to support themselves, vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, and risk chronic poverty. But our support is changing that.
Kidasha offered 557 youths unable to access mainstream education with alternative learning opportunities at drop-in centres and their workplaces, to ensure their future development opportunities. ... See MoreSee Less