The Partnership for Poverty Action (PFPA) was established on 17 October 2012 in Kaski, Nepal as a local non-governmental organization with the aim to alleviate poverty among the poor people in the rural communities of Nepal. The day of its establishment was specifically chosen to coincide with the annual celebration of the United Nations‘s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The PFPA was subsequently registered with the Government of Nepal at the Kaski District Administrative Office on 9 January 2014 – Registration# 3151 and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council on 20 January 2014 – Affiliation# 38560.
Rural communities in Nepal are free from poverty and inequality with their rights protected and basic needs fulfilled.
Significantly reduce poverty and the causes of poverty in those rural communities in Nepal which PFPA serves.
Mobilize human, financial, technical, governmental, and other resources and effectively deploy these resources through key programs, especially health, education, livelihoods, human rights, environmental protection, and advocacy, with local collaboration and synergistic partners networking to alleviate poverty on a sustainable basis in targeted rural, marginalized and disadvantaged communities within Nepal with a special emphasis upon children, youth and women.
Our Core Values:
- Community collaboration
- Rights-based approach
- Practical solutions
- Basis toward action
- Long-term impact
- Integrated and sustainable development
- Effective partnerships
- Full transparency
- Team spirit
Our Key Objectives:
- Protect the fundamental human rights of children who lack opportunities or whose basic human needs are not being met because of child poverty.
- Eradicate poverty and economically empower rural communities through agricultural development, the promotion of rural tourism, the development of entrepreneurship, and the provision of new skills for women and young people.
- Promote human rights, social justice, and equality to create a just, fair, and poverty-free society.
- Work towards the fulfillment of basic needs for disadvantaged, marginalized and poor people, including education, sanitation, healthcare, employment opportunities, safe drinking water, and shelter.
- Increase access to healthcare services both for those living below the poverty line because of their poor health, and those who suffer from poor health because of poverty.
- Create working opportunities and improve the quality of life in poor rural communities through the promotion of sustainable development and the conservation of biodiversity.
- Mobilize volunteers for poverty reduction, community development, and livelihood improvement.
- Build capacity of local communities on peace building, democracy strengthening, good governance, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction together with anti-poverty initiatives.
- Advocate and promote the annual United Nations’ International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October – among social groups, community-based activists, volunteers, government bodies, non-governmental organizations, media, and people globally the world to create social movements against poverty.