Today, 7,359 veterans and widows, many in their 80s, rely on a welfare pension from the Trust of around £50 (depending on exchange rates) each month.
We also provide medical care for retired Gurkhas and their families, in rural areas where there may be as few as one doctor per 100,000 of the population.
In 2013/14, 65,000 people across Nepal will receive medical care through our programme.
Nepal is a striking country however earthquakes and landslides are a constant threat. The annual monsoon often spells disaster. Hardship grants help those who are affected. We estimate that in 2013/14, some 400 hardship grants will be made to help people in crisis.
75 schools will be renovated or repaired, improving educational facilities for over 20,000 children aged 4-16.
The Trust works in partnership with the Department of International Development (DFID) to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to Gurkha communities.
In 2013/14, 80 villages will be given the gift of clean, safe water through our Rural Water and Sanitation Programme.