Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is an international relief, development and peace organization with a mission to share God’s love and compassion for all by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. Established 100 years ago by Anabaptist groups in North America, MCC first began sending volunteers to Nepal in 1956, and eventually shifted to directly supporting and building the capacity of local partners.
The vision of MCC Nepal is greater dignity and opportunity for marginalized people by accompanying local partners to develop and implement programs based on the priorities of the communities they serve. Cross-cutting themes integrated across MCC-supported projects in Nepal include peacebuilding, social inclusion and environmental care.
MCC Nepal is a registered INGO with the Government of Nepal’s Social Welfare Council. We support the efforts of local partners in the sectors of food security and sustainable livelihoods; WASH and health, including mental health; rural education and youth empowerment; and emergency disaster response.
Currently, MCC Nepal supports work in two provinces: Province 1 (Morang District and Okhaldhunga District) and Province 3 (Dhading District and Lalitpur District).
Strategic Directions for 2020-2025
- Increase the capacity of our partners to invest in rural economic and educational opportunities as alternatives to migration, particularly among youth and vulnerable communities.
- Increase peacebuilding and justice for marginalized people as a key component in all of our relief and development initiatives.
- Accompany rural communities harmed by climate change by supporting efforts to care for the environment while adapting to climatic changes.
Transparency and Safeguarding
- MCC Nepal is a member of the Association of INGOs in Nepal (AIN) and complies with AIN’s basic operating guidelines.
- MCC regularly conducts CPAC meetings and submits reports on program activities, outputs and expenditures to the Government of Nepal’s Social Welfare Council.
- An external auditor completes an extensive audit of MCC Nepal and each of our partners annually. This year’s report is available here: MCC Audit Report FYE20.
- MCC Nepal accompanies its partners to complete public social audits in the working areas where projects are implemented to gather stakeholder feedback.
- MCC Nepal staff and its partners commit to abiding by the standards laid out in MCC’s Child Protection and Prevention of Sexual Violence policies, and reporting any suspected abuses or breaches of policy.
- We take complaints against our program, staff, partners and projects seriously. Feedback and complaints can be submitted here.