Sano Paila (A Little Step) is a member-based, non-governmental, non-partisan organization working towards community development in the socially marginalized and impoverished regions of rural Nepal. We help create better opportunities to improve social, health, education, economic, cultural and environmental conditions of the vulnerable and underprivileged communities, and try to integrate these communities into the life of the nation to contribute fully for the sustainable development of Nepal.
Committed to redefining the development sector in Nepal, we take a bottom-up approach to development, thereby reducing poverty and injustice. We have a track record of diagnosing the most complex problems at grassroots level, conceiving innovative models to solve those problems, and effectively implementing programs by employing diverse and inclusive implementation teams. Our people are our assets, and the single biggest factor for our innovation and continual success in program implementation is our organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Named for the idea that it often just takes "a little step" to serve one’s community and induce positive change, the organization was founded by a group of passionate, self-motivated, and dynamic youth in 2006. Sano Paila envisions a community where development is spearheaded by the members of the community itself, thus ensuring equitable participation and sustainability. We undertake projects based on community-wide approach, enhancing and promoting the voices of the community, with a strong emphasis on youth. What distinguishes us from other organizations is the fact that we inspire people to tackle complicated problems ignored by the government, private sector, and state security with local solutions that ensures a degree of sustainability into the project.
Since our establishment, we have tackled a number of complex issues including: human trafficking & child abuse, drug addiction treatment, youth development, access to education, income-generation, and health improvement. We have designed and implemented programs through an extensive network of local, national, and international development partners, NGOs, and government agencies. Our projects are diverse and target to improving the lives of rural communities and bring positive change.
From working with farmers and women in the smallest villages to top government officials, civil society and security leaders in the district headquarters, we generate awareness regarding ownership and sense of belonging in community development among local residents and influence policy makers, state, and non-state actors through advocacy programs at the local and national level.
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VISIT THEIR WEBSITE: sanopaila.org.np
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