Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has served in Nepal since the 1950s, initial through sending engineers, teachers and doctors to remote areas. As a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, MCC shares God’s love and compassion for all by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
MCC Nepal registered as an independent INGO with the Government of Nepal in 2009 and shifted its focus to building the capacity of local Nepali partner organizations working in the thematic sectors of food security, sustainable livelihoods, education, health and sanitation, peace-building and disaster response. The devastating earthquake in April 2015 greatly affected the working environment of MCC Nepal and its partners. In response, in addition to its long-term development projects, MCC is also working to restore homes and livelihoods in some of the areas most effected by the earthquake. Currently, MCC Nepal works through 8 partner organizations implementing projects in 5 districts.
Nepal is a small landlocked country in south Asia between India and China. Its capital city is Kathmandu. Nepal is a majority-Hindu country marked by three main geographical areas: a flat plain in the south, a band of hills across the centre, and the Himalayas along the northern border with Tibet.