The Gurkha Welfare Trust
Parampara is a corporate partner of the Gurkha Welfare Trust and 5% of all our profits go to the Trust. This funds Gurkha pensions and projects such as the provision of community nurses for sick, former Gurkha servicemen in Nepal.
Below is a summary of the great work they do. Click here to find our more about The Gurkha Welfare Trust
The Gurkha Welfare Trust is the leading Gurkha welfare charity, established in 1969 to relieve poverty and distress among retired Gurkha soldiers and their families. We also deliver vital community aid to Gurkha hill villages in Nepal. We work primarily in Nepal but also provide support in the UK and elsewhere.
Why The Gurkha Welfare Trust are Needed
Nepal is among the poorest countries in the world with over a quarter of Nepalis living below the poverty line, particularly in rural areas. State infrastructure, along with welfare and health services, is severely limited.
Their Work in Nepal
We provide a monthly pension of 7,000 Nepalese Rupees (around £44) to 6,899 Welfare Pensioners in Nepal. With an average age of 78, the vast majority cannot work and have no other form of income. Without the pension, they would face destitution.
We also offer the following support to our beneficiaries:
- Advanced Medical Programme offering free treatment for ex-Gurkhas and dependants
Emergency Hardship Grants for those affected by natural disasters, etc
Annual payment of an additional Winter Fuel Allowance
Disability Support Grants for disabled dependants
Two Residential Homes providing 24-hour care for 52 of our most vulnerable pensioners
We run the following community aid initiatives:
A DfID-funded Rural Water & Sanitation Programme providing clean water in rural villages
A school enhancement programme that constructs and renovates educational facilities in Nepal
Eight annual Mobile Medical Camps offering a range of free treatment to Nepali people
Gurkha 200 Bicentenary Appeal
2015 is the 200th Anniversary of Gurkha service in the British Army. As part of this historic year of commemoration, the Trust is launching the Gurkha 200 Bicentenary Appeal – ‘Our Duty of Care’ – to raise an additional £6 million. This will fund an expansion of our Medical Programme, notably in terms of its mobility in the Himalayan foothills.
Find our more about the Gurkha 200 Bicentenary Appeal.