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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.