Dolma Foundation (formerly Dolma Development Fund) is a non-profit organisation founded in 2003 to alleviate poverty by investing in education, health and sustainable businesses in Nepal. Since the devastating earthquakes of 25th April and 12th May 2015, we have been delivering emergency aid to the remote communities we know so well, and helping to rebuild the villages and lives of survivors.
Our Community Partnership Model is at the heart of what we do. These partnerships bring us close to on-the-ground needs and cultural sensitivities, while directly involving local people in the programmes and businesses we help create. We live in awe of cultures leading timeless, peaceful lives according to the limits of the land. Such cultures have plenty to teach wealthier communities about true sustainability and lower-stress lifestyles. Thus we learn from our partner communities in a mutual exchange of human expertise.
Dolma Foundation is a voluntary UK charity. This minimises overhead and ensures that donations arrive intact to their beneficiaries – the poorest communities in Nepal.
Dolma Foundation is regulated by the UK Charity Commission with registration number 1150624.
Dolma is also a Nepali NGO registered with the Social Welfare Council with affiliation number 39424.