CFPA-SWC sign pact

Kathmandu, August 13

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) — a China-based non-governmental organisation — signed a general agreement today, with Social Welfare Council (SWC) to work in Nepal in the area of health, education and community development.

CFPA has been working in Nepal immediately since the devastating earthquake of April 25 in rescue and relief works, and now has been officially granted permission by SWC to work in the country.

“CFPA has planned to mobilise $500,000 in five years in Nepal,” said Wang Xinzui, vice president of CFPA in the agreement signing programme, adding, “The project agreements will be signed based on the thematic areas that SWC has granted permission to the Foundation to work in Nepal.”

CFPA has been working in 14 countries and has already spent 76 million RMB for international aid till the end of 2014.

In the agreement signing programme held at SWC today, Cheng Ji, deputy chief of mission from Chinese embassy, said that Chinese non-governmental organisations have been gradually coming to Nepal to lend a helping hand in relief and recovery efforts. “It is expected that CFPA will help the government in the daunting task of reducing poverty in Nepal.”

SWC Member Secretary Rabindra Kumar stressed that CFPA will have to work in Nepal based on the norms and values set by the government for international non-governmental organisations.