Ten Friends - Nepal
Assisting, Educating and Empowering the people of Nepal
Ten Friends is a dynamic, non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives in the 3rd world with simple, hands–on projects that make a big difference to people in need. We work in Nepal – among the poorest countries in the world. One of the beauties of the Nepali culture is its simplicity – fancy homes, material items, and excess are seldom seen. Nepali people value family, religion, education, and basic needs like food, sanitation, shelter, clean drinking water . . . and a cup of tea with a friend. Our goal is to provide those basics so our projects focus on assistance that the Nepali people need – not what we think they need based on our culture or religion. Before we begin any project, we always ask, “Is this something you need and can use?”
Ten Friends recognizes the human impact of economic hardship throughout the world. Our values are cultural respect, human dignity, increased quality of life, and environmental preservation. We are especially concerned with the many challenges faced by children. These values guide us as we seize opportunities to empower less fortunate people and enrich their lives.
who we are
We are an Oregon based NGO and are volunteer run with no staff except for individuals we support in Nepal who operate our programs and projects. We do no direct marketing but believe that "If each of us tells ten friends about what is needed…and each of them tells ten friends…and each of them tells ten friends…then what we can accomplish has no limits. That’s the power of Ten Friends!”
Experience the joy of contributing and knowing that nearly all of your tax-deductible contribution goes directly towards helping the people of Nepal.
We offer a range of opportunities for you to contribute towards programs and projects that best align with your personal beliefs and interests. Together we can make a difference to enhancing and improving the lives of others.