21st January 2021

Our year in review

A look back at our work in Nepal last year

Every year we publish an Annual Review, in addition to our Annual Report and Accounts, to show our supporters what we’ve achieved over the last year. The following figures are taken from our Annual Review, which covers July 2019 – June 2020.


Our year in numbers

Supporting impoverished Gurkhas

We pay a Welfare Pension to thousands of impoverished Gurkha veterans or widows.

Last year, over 4,400 Gurkha veterans and widows, with an average age of 80 years-old, received a pension worth 11,500 Nepali Rupees per month.

There were 232 recipients of the Disability Support Grant. 420 received the Home Carer’s Allowance. Emergency Hardship Grants were awarded to 1,647 people, including home repair from flood and landslide damage.

How we support impoverished Gurkhas

Medical care for Gurkha veterans, their families and communities in Nepal

Nau Siri Gunung, 86, lives in a joint family. She is a service pensioner. GWT has provided her with a portable oxygen concentrator. Before she used heavy oxygen cylinder tank.

We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living in Nepal.

Last year, thanks to you, The team treated 84,000 medical cases at our clinics and at home by mobile staff and held a medical camp attended by 1,538 people

Our medical aid

Clean water and sanitation for Nepali communities

Our water projects bring clean water and sanitation to remote communities in Nepal.

Last year, thanks to your donations and help from UK Aid, a total of 109 projects were constructed. Over 6,500 households now have access to clean water, benefiting over 37,500 people.

Clean water and sanitation

A brighter future for Nepali children

Our Schools Programme builds, repairs and improves schools in remote regions of Nepal and, in turn, provides access to education and a better future for Nepali children.

We built three major schools last year, worked on six building extensions, 32 refurbishments and two community centres.

Our schools programme

Protecting Gurkha veterans and widows

It’s not if another earthquake hits Nepal, it’s when. Resilience for the next earthquake is central to our thinking.

Last year 110 new homes for vulnerable pensioners were completed. These homes offer a safer solution for some of our most vulnerable Gurkha veterans and widows.

Join our mailing list

Sign up to receive emails keeping you updated about our work in Nepal, inspiring news and film footage, and how you can support Gurkha veterans, their widows and communities.