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 of passionate, self-motivated, and dynamic youth in 2006. 

We have a track record of diagnosing the most complex problems at the grassroots level, conceiving innovative models to solve those problems, and effectively implementing programs by employing diverse and inclusive implementation teams.

Our programs are designed and implemented through an extensive network of local, national, and international development partners, NGOs, and government agencies.

From working with youth, farmers and women in the smallest villages to top government officials, civil society and security leaders in the district headquarters, we generate awareness regarding ownership and sense of belonging in community development among local residents and influence policy makers, state, and non-state actors through advocacy programs at the local, national and global level.

What distinguishes us is the fact that, we inspire disenfranchised communities and work with them through education, youth volunteerism and grassroots organizing to tackle complicated problems with home grown local solutions that ensures a degree of sustainability built into the projects.

Sano Paila’s decade long history of community development and collaboration is a journey about people from all walks of life coming together to induce change and serve their communities.

Diversity is a part of our organisation’s value system. Our focus on inclusiveness is integral to how we implement programs, develop our people and play a leadership role in our communities.

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