About us

Purnima is supporting Nepal’s recovery from the earthquakes which devastated the country in 2015. Purnima is bringing long-term positive change to people’s lives through the reconstruction of rural infrastructure, institutional strengthening, and economic and social recovery with a focus on the most vulnerable, particularly the extremely poor, elderly, people with disabilities, single women and those displaced by the earthquake. It is funded by UK aid from the UK government.

Our work

Purnima COVID-19 response

Purnima is providing essential technical and financial support to rural communities in Nepal to ensure no one is left behind in the COVID-19 response and recovery.

Climate Change

Nepal is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Temperatures are rising, rainfall patterns are changing, and extreme climatic events are more common.

Transformative change for women and adolescent girls

Promoting women and girls as change agents in political, economic and social spheres.

Challenge fund

Supporting selected projects that provide social and economic empowerment including housing reconstruction.

Private sector development

Boosting economic recovery and the development of the private sector, including small businesses.

Rebuilding infrastructure

Supporting reconstruction of water supplies, foot trails and trail bridges, and schools.

Supporting local governance

Enabling local government to plan and deliver services that address the needs of the most vulnerable.