Our Focus
Committed to redefining the development sector, we take a bottom-up approach to inclusive and sustainable community development. Our focus areas span from youth empowerment, drug rehabilitation, to crime prevention and reformation, anti-trafficking and child protection, health improvement, access to education, peacebuilding, livelihood enhancement, and crisis response.
Himalayan Jewellery - Empowering Women
A socially responsible company specializing in handcrafted jewelry that reflects the life, beauty and struggle of the Nepali people. Each piece is created by skilled jewelers who are deaf and mute, or survivors of human trafficking.
Child Protection & Reintegration
We work with the Government of Nepal (GoN) authorities and stakeholders to rescue trafficked children and young people who are in exploitative and abusive situations. After rescuing them, we provide immediate protection, care and rehabilitation of survivors, paving the way for their return to families/reintegration with society.
School of Recovery & Reformation
Sano Paila does not treat troubled young people involved in drugs and crime as criminals. Instead, we seek to reform their behaviour and turn them into leaders. Over a decade, we have reached out to thousands of at-risk youth, promoting personal and social change. So far, we have rehabilitated and transformed the lives of over 500 young men affected by drugs and crime.
Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative
Building inclusive relationships, from villages to the capital, and empowering future leaders with skills that give them the capacity to positively engage one another in constructing a healthy Nepal. We engage communities long struggling with armed groups or powerless civil society in peacebuilding efforts, dialogue and negotiations.
Who We Are

Sano Paila is a development oriented, non-profit, non-governmental organization that seeks to provide opportunities to improve economic, social, & health conditions, thereby reducing poverty and injustice in Nepal.   Named for the idea that it often just takes “a little step” to serve one’s community and induce positive change, the organization was founded by a group […]

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What We Do

Sano Paila displays innovation and employs diverse and inclusive implementation teams to enhance and promote the voices of the community, with a strong emphasis on youth.  Since our establishment, we have tackled a number of complex issues to promote socio-economic progress in Nepal. We run a diverse range of programs that tackle a number of […]

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Sano Paila Birgunj Office
Where We Work

Sano Paila is committed to working for marginalized communities, especially the poor, the disadvantaged ethnic groups, and social excluded people, and where development opportunities are severely limited. We work closely together with residents and provide a holistic response to community needs while recognizing the core services that should be essentially rendered. Over the years, we […]

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Our Impact


A Decade of Growing Our Impact: 2006-2016


It started with a simple yet powerful idea; it often just takes “a little step” to serve our communities and induce change.


During our ten years of existence, we have had remarkable successes and inspiring challenges for going beyond the borderline to integrate disenfranchised communities into the life of the nation and empower them to contribute fully for the sustainable development of Nepal.



As we conclude our 10th year, we are delighted to share our Community Impact Report: 2006-2016 that highlights our achievements, innovations and the growing impact of our work in communities. This report showcases the results of our programs, projects and partnerships over the last decade.


Sano Paila partners

Our Partners

Sano Paila has developed a strong framework to work in partnership with local government institutions, unions, and other independent associations. We proactively involve local government bodies, private institutions, and volunteer organizations in planning, designing, implementing and monitoring interventions. All the projects have formed a number of Joint Planning and Monitoring committees involving the government representatives […]

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