About us

The Maitreya Foundation cares for over 80 Children who are either orphaned or from needy and disadvantaged Family backgrounds. It is a non-profit organization established with a pious objective of helping the underprivileged children of Nepal. Maitreya Foundation is registered with the Government of Nepal as a non-government and non-profit organization to carry out child welfare activities (Registration no. 4220/072/073). It is also duly affiliated with the Social Welfare Council, the governing and monitoring body for all social organizations working in Nepal (Registration no. 42096/072/073). Our operational budget and yearly report are audited annually by Government officers.

Sixty percent of Nepal’s total population lives below the poverty line, making even a basic school education very expensive – too expensive for many families. Maitreya Foundation aims to address the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health and education for disadvantaged children who have become victims of various social and political injustices widespread in the Nepali society. Unfair social structures, traditional caste system, widespread illiteracy and the decade-long Maoist insurgency all have contributed to the poor physical and living conditions of some Nepali children. Sadly, there are thousands of children in Nepal who continue to live in sub-standard conditions. These unfortunate children live a life of poverty with many of them working as child laborers in factories and as domestic helps in Nepalese households, earning very little if anything, to the detriment of their health, their education and society in general. Their sad, disadvantaged lives results in them missing out on even the most basic support and so they often revert to begging and thievery; thus often becoming victims of exploitation and physical abuse. They rarely if ever experience the love and affection that every child deserves and have limited opportunities for a good, decent and hopeful future.

With all the activities that we focus on (in our opinion) education deserves special priority. We at Maitreya Foundation believe that a solid school education is the right of all and not just a privilege of the few. A good education is so important in order to successfully fight discrimination particularly for girls and women and those exploited as child laborers, which is still widespread throughout Nepal.

Maitreya Foundation is currently running its operations with funds received from generous donors from the local community and international sponsors. Together they contribute / donate cash, their time, as well as goods such as food items, stationery, bedding and clothing. But our financial resources remain tightly limited, whilst the number of needy children is ever increasing.

The future of our planet can be linked with the future of its children, and the future of its children is determined by their intellectual, social, spiritual and physical growth. The political situation in Nepal has been alarming for some time and is likely to have a long-term effect on an already fragmenting society. We at Maitreya Foundation strive to alleviate this awful reality by rendering the necessary needs and support to needy children as well as by creating awareness in the Nepalese society. In this difficult environment, Maitreya Foundation wants to serve as a home for the homeless and a school for the disadvantage children of Nepal.