As HELP NEPAL Network has a policy of not using the charitable donations for administrative purposes, it has set up a separate Administrative Endowment Fund (know as Trust Fund in Nepal) with the help of generous Nepali donors listed below. We take the support by people of such a diverse background as a proof of goodwill and trust towards our work.
The interest generated by the Endowment Fund, amounting to just over Rs 1,75,00,000 helps us to staff and run our small office in Kathmandu and bear other administrative expenses.
1. Siddhartha Rana (Nepal) US$ 130,000 (NRs 10 million)
2. Mahanta Shrestha (England) US$ 3,500
3. Dr Rudra Pandey (USA) US$ 4,000
4. Alison McGrath (England) US$ 9,000
5. Swarnim Wagle (Sri Lanka) US$ 4,000
6. Manoj Basnyat (Bangladesh) US$2,000
7. Bhandari Brothers Ltd. (England) US$ 3,500
8. Chiranjibi Dhakal (England) US$ 3,500
9. Sarika Mishra (England) US$ 3,500
10. Dr Upendra Mahato (Russia) US$4,000
11. Jibanath Lamichhane (Russia) US$4,000
12. Uddhab Bhattarai (Scotland) US$ 3,500
13. Anil Thapa (Iceland) US$ 3,500
14. Dr Sundar Mani Dixit (Nepal) US$ 8,000
15. Chandra Yonzon (Australia) US$ 4,000
16. Birendra Bahadur Basnet (Nepal) US$ 3,500
17. Purnaman Singh Basnyat (Nepal) US$ 3,500
18. Subin Baral (Australia) US$ 4,000
19. Shraddha Tandan (UK) US$ 4,000
20. Badri Prasad Pandey (Qatar) US$ 4,000
21. Dr Pranab Gyawali (UK) US$ 3,500
22. Rabindra Mishra (England) US$ 4,000
23. Shambhu Dahal (Nepal) US$ 6,600
24. Shiva Sainju (England) Rs US$2,000
25. Roshan Sapkota (England) US$ 2,000
26. Sipradiyan Sahayata (Nepal) US$ 2,000
27. Bhawana Thapa/Saseem Poudel (Japan) US$ 1,200
28. Neebodh Gyawali (USA) US$ 1,000
From 2000 To September 2010
From 2000 up until 2003 all the administrative costs of the charity were borne by the Network’s Executive Committee members. However, as the projects grew in size and number it became increasingly difficult to manage with volunteers alone.
The Network therefore decided to establish a two-member office in Kathmandu from January 2004 to help with project coordination, implementation and monitoring. It also decided NOT to use the funds donated to the charity to run the office but instead, looked for sponsors who could help with the administration costs.
A couple of generous businessmen, including the then President of the Non-resident Nepali’s International Coordination Committee, Dr Upendra Mahato, came forward to help us and donated approximately US$4,500 to pay the salary of two members of staff for 2004, 05 and 06. Similarly, a Nepali businessman in Britain, Ashok Shrestha, donated $1,000 to equip the office.
Impressed by what the Network had achieved, the UNDP commissioned a project to HeNN. Along with the project, we started receiving funds for administrative purposes as well. We used that money to mange the office for nearly three years in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Thanks to Mr Rana’s 10 million rupee’s donation in 2010, which ended our ordeal to run the office.