Nirdhan is poverty focused non-profit organization registered under the Society Registration Act 1977 of Nepal. It’s tax exempted organization. It was established in 1991 by a group of like-minded people led by late Dr. HariharDev Pant then Deputy Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank. It was an outcome of Dr. Pant’s study visit to Grameen Bank of Bangladesh in 1986. Nirdhan is affiliated with the Social Welfare Council of Nepal.Nirdhan has extensive expertise in livelihood development, employment creation, education, agricultural enterprise development and providing financial security in impoverished communities of Nepal. Nirdhan’s expertise in working with marginalized and vulnerable communities and its commitment to mainstreaming gender in development projects has been at the core of its successful intervention strategies to promote social inclusion. Working in tandem with Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited (NUBL), Nirdhan has been streamlining service delivery practices to improve outcomes of those services delivered and strengthen the capacity of NUBL clients to uplift their quality of lives as well as loan repayment abilities. Nirdhan continues to focus its operations in community-based project management and local sustainability approaches and fosters an environment for social mobilization created through meticulous awareness, skills development and monitoring programs.
Nirdhan’s Vision is Poverty – Alleviation Micro Credit Enterprise Development and Capacity Enhancement of the nations through introduction of Education, Health & Vocational trainings.
Nirdhan’s mission is to improve the lives of the rural people especially women and deprived section of society through microfinance and other relevant support services to enable them to engage in self-employment.