Green Tara Trust’s vision is of a world in which every human being can have access to basic health care and education. This, we believe, empowers individuals to exercise choice and take responsibility, enabling them to improve their lives and those of their families and communities.
Green Tara Trust contributes to this vision by providing a range of health-related services and training to some of the most disadvantaged children, women and men in rural areas of Nepal.
What makes us different from other aid organisations?
- Our small and personal nature. An emphasis on altruistic activity conducted with honesty and transparency
- The team’s many years’ of experience in Nepal working in sexual and reproductive health, before setting up Green Tara Trust
- High level of expertise; our programme directors have published over 100 research papers and 10 books in their areas of expertise.
- Our ability to work effectively at local, national and international levels whilst staying independent and true to our core values.
Green Tara Trust’s programmes operate on the following principles:
- Only work with communities that have requested help
- Work in a participatory way with the community, involving them in planning, implementation and monitoring
- Projects help to increase community capacity and enable long term sustainability
- All activities and processes are thoroughly monitored to ensure transparency
- Important findings are communicated through national channels (eg Ministry of Health, national press, radio), supporting change for the whole of Nepal.
We work using a Community Participatory Approach that has been shown through research to improve health. This maximises the effectiveness of programme activities, encourages community ownership, and helps to build capacity within the community so that the activities can be maintained once the project ends.
We use a three pronged approach:
- Improving the facilities and standard of care in existing government and non- governmental health facilities
- Working with fertile-age women and the people that influence their lives to change behaviour in a positive direction that benefits their health.
- Helping the community build capacity so that their economic status improves, thus giving them more choice.