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Rita Thapa

Special feature Rita Thapa and Urmila Shrestha 6 December 2022 For Subscribers

The ever-widening safety net – Tewa women’s fund

Since before the start of the millennium, Tewa women’s fund has been working among other things to offset the effects of repeated crises that have afflicted Nepal. In this work, relationships with its donors and …

Opinion Rita Thapa 31 July 2019

Community philanthropy – the best hope for women’s rights in Nepal…and for all of us

PSJP’s recently published paper on Individual giving in India, Russia, the Arab region and Brazil is a timely reflection for us in Nepal. Individual giving has always been a part of Nepali communities mainly through our religious …

Special feature Rita Thapa 29 November 2016

Case study – Philanthropy in disaster: work ‘twice blest’

The disaster relief work we have done following the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal has convinced Tewa and its sister organization Nagarik Aawaz (NA) of the value of altruism in philanthropy. When all is lost, …

Special feature Rita Thapa 1 December 2000

Women’s Funds Around the World – Tewa, Nepal

Founded in 1996, Tewa’s mission is to support emerging groups of women all over rural Nepal. In a country where giving has traditionally been largely through religious channels, Tewa seeks to change attitudes to giving …