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Our work in Nepal

The Gurkha Welfare Trust provides vital support to Gurkha veterans, their families and communities in Nepal.

We enable people to live with dignity by delivering essential financial and medical aid and work with local communities to provide access to clean water and education. We operate through 20 Area Welfare Centres spread across traditional Gurkha recruiting areas.

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, and home visits by specialist staff. Our Pensioner Support Teams journey into the hills of Nepal on motorbikes, in 4×4 vehicles and on foot to pay our most vulnerable veterans a pension, check their health and deliver medication.

For Gurkha veterans and widows who are struggling to live alone, our two Residential Homes provide round-the-clock care. They set the standard of care for the elderly. The Residential Homes also provide bed spaces for our Rehab Services, dedicated to rehabilitating beneficiaries on a short-term residential basis.

Within the wider communities, our water projects bring clean water and sanitation to remote communities in Nepal. We install individual tap stands and toilets to households and schools. By ensuring a safe water source and providing a comprehensive education programme on sanitation we see sharp drops in water-borne diseases.

Meanwhile, our schools programme builds, repairs and improves schools in remote regions of Nepal, in turn providing access to education and a better future for Nepali children.

For more information about our work, please visit our website:

Key Figures for our last financial year


For every £1 donated to the Trust, 88p was spent on charitable activity, meaning just 12p was spent on fundraising and investment management.


We paid a pension worth 14,500 NPR per month to over 3,400 vulnerable Gurkha veterans and widows. For many, this was their only source of income.


We completed 36 water projects and installed 1,590 tap stands, providing 8,800 people with access to clean water.