The Gurkha Welfare Trust ensures that Gurkha veterans, their widows and their wider communities are able to live with dignity in Nepal. We achieve this primarily through the provision of financial, medical and community aid.
Supporting Impoverished Gurkhas:
We deliver a package of care to Gurkha veterans and widows to ensure they can live with dignity. Our Pensioner Support Teams journey into the hills of Nepal on motorbikes, in 4×4 vehicles and on-foot to pay them a pension, check their health and deliver medication in their own homes.
We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living in Nepal. We do this through our regional medical clinics, via home visits by specialist staff and by arranging subsidised treatment at carefully selected national hospitals.
Clean Water and Sanitation:
Our water projects bring clean water and sanitation to remote communities in Nepal. We install individual tap stands and toilets for all households within a village. By ensuring a safe water source and reducing open defecation, we see sharp drops in water-borne diseases such as dysentery. Having a water source close by also reduces the burden on women and children, who traditionally spend hours collecting water each day.
Our schools’ programme builds, repairs and improves schools in remote regions of Nepal and in turn provides access to education and a better future for Nepali children. Our schools programme builds and repairs schools in remote regions of Nepal to improve access to education and in turn offer a better future to Nepali children. In total, our work on schools last year benefited over 40,000 children.
Our two Residential Homes provide round-the-clock care to Gurkha veterans and widows who would otherwise struggle to live alone. With no comparable facility in Nepal, they set the standard of care for the elderly.
The Gurkha Welfare Trust
PO Box 2170
22 Queen Street
Phone: 01722 323955
Fax: 01722 343119