Pro Nepal introduces itself

Who are we? What do we do?

Pro Nepal is an NGO (non-profit organization) with the aim of improving the hard living conditions and the poverty which the population in Nepal must endure.

We are a small group of families living in South Tyrol who spend part of our leisure time in carrying out humanitarian projects in Nepal.

Help and support us in order to help!

History

of ProNepal

Pro Nepal was founded in 2004 due to the initiative of the lawyer Helene Egger Matscher from Meran, Italy, after a journey in Nepal. Many founding members are South-Tyrolean families who adopted children in Nepal.

The association must face many problems and challenges related to poor hygiene, education and living conditions. Because of the poor hygienic conditions and malnutrition, there is high infant mortality due to the lack of medical services, health centres, medicines and competent staff which create some of the main problems.

In the isolated areas and villages, a high percentage of illiteracy exists. The children of many families are forced to work in the fields and in their houses due to the financial difficulties which deprive them of a good education.

Many families live in shanties, built with clay or wood with a thatched roof and an earthen floor, often without windows and chimneys. Access to clean drinking water, bathroom facilities, electricity and waste disposal are available to very few families.

ProNepal board association

(up to date May 2018)

Riccardo Ruffini

Riccardo Ruffini

President, Merano
Christine De Mario Ruffini

Christine De Mario Ruffini

Treasurer, administration, events - Merano
Ernst Preyer

Ernst Preyer

technical projects manager, Bolzano/bozen
Elisabeth Spergser

Elisabeth Spergser

Board member 2018, Bolzano/Bozen
Rita Gruber Battisti

Rita Gruber Battisti

secretary- Fondo
Margherita Köfler Preyer

Margherita Köfler Preyer

responsable godparenthood , Malles
Herbert Frei

Herbert Frei

organisation events, dealings with AVS, Lana

Ulrike Plant Theiner
Enrico Larice

Revisori
ProNepal Statuto
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