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About Us

Mercy Corps is an international, non-governmental humanitarian relief and development agency that exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people to build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps was established in 1979, and has headquarters in the USA and UK. Since 1979, Mercy Corps has worked in over 100 countries. Mercy Corps currently works in 41 countries around the world and improving the lives of 19 million people.

The agency focuses on countries in transition, where countries are in the midst of – or recovering from – conflict, economic collapse, or disaster; Mercy Corps sees these crisis situations as moments of opportunity to go beyond traditional boundaries of relief and catalyze lasting change. Globally, Mercy Corps implements programs in a range of sectors, including: agriculture & food security; market development; emergency response; disaster risk reduction; climate change; health; conflict management; youth engagement; and, community mobilization/ governance.

We are Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps Nepal’s three-year country strategy is built upon our vision of inclusive and empowered
communities where Nepalese is able to thrive through equitable economic and social opportunities.

Program & Stories


Supporting the Education of Marginalized Girls in Kailali (STEM II) is a DFID funded program focused on marginalized girls in Kailali district. The project aims to improve the life changes of marginalized girls in Kailali through a series of proven interventions centred on the Theory of Change (ToC). Programme activities include: campaigning to promote girls’ education; training school teachers, school management personnel and parents; upgrading school infrastructure; offering vocational training and business start-up loans; delivering critical academic support through after school classes in English, Maths, Science and project tailored life skills and sexual and reproductive health to girls; and providing financial literacy, vocational training and employment opportunities to help girls transition from school into employment.


The Promoting Agriculture, Health and Alternative Livelihoods (PAHAL) program is a multi-million, five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) initiative designed to achieve food security among vulnerable populations in 14 districts in the middle and high hills of far west and mid-west Nepal. PAHAL is a Development Food Assistance Project under the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA)/Office of FFP) that takes a multi-dimensional, systems-based approach to address underlying socio-political, economic and ecological constraints, and the related shock and stress exposures that drive food insecurity in Nepal.


Mercy Corps Nepal has been implementing Managing Risk through Economic Development (MRED) II project to develop a more sustainable disaster risk reduction (DRR) approach directly linked to economic security in Kailali, Kanchanpur, Dadeldhura and Baitadi district of Nepal. It has targeted to reach 4358 vulnerable households from 52 communities from 11 Palikas (Parshuram and Aaalital in Dadeldhura district, Dilasaini and Dogada Kedar in Baitadi district, Shuklaphanta, Krishnapur and Laljhadi in Kanchanpur district and Bhajani, Kailari and Dhangadhi Sub-Metropolitian in Kailali district).


Mercy Corps, through the SERVE project is focusing on the support to identified vulnerable households for reconstruction and livelihood recovery to enhance the ability of disaster affected vulnerable households and communities to prepare for and mitigate against future shocks and stresses. Mercy Corps is working in partnership with local NGOs to contribute for the implementation of this project with active participation of affected communities. This will contribute to earthquake recovery as well as development initiatives of the Government of Nepal.


Sustainable Access to Finance and Livelihoods (SAFAL II) is a project designed to maintain the progress of SAFAL implemented during 2013-2015, and to further expand the learnings in new communities, expand range of financial products and services and youth financial literacy so that the program in project working areas is sustained by the end of this project and the best practices of the project can be integrated into other programs/projects.

Mercy Corps Nepal COVID-19 Risk Communications Community Engagement Activities

As the coronavirus emerged as a global threat, Mercy Corps Nepal began taking steps to ensure the safety of its staff and partners, ensure continuity of program activities and proactively engage with the government’s effort to contain the spread of COVID 19. 

Stitching her way through life

Rajani Chaudhary stands tall donning her traditional Tharu attire confidently addressing a Girls Education Challenge seminar full of government officials and donor agencies. It is difficult to believe she was working as a Kamlari (bonded laborer) not so long ago in Bardgodiya Municipality of Kailali. 

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