The Tsum Welfare Committee, based in Kathmandu, is a not-for-profit organization established by the local people from Tsum Valley.
Tsum Valley is probably the most beautiful of the valleys lying under the majestic Ganesh and Sringi Himal northeast of Kathmandu. The nearest roadhead is five days’ walk away at Arughat in the Gorkha district.
Tsum Valley has a population of about 4000 people of the indigenous ethnic group known as “Tsumbas” with some 300 Tsumba people living in Kathmandu while another 200 live abroad.
The Tsum Valley Welfare Committee was formed in the 1990s to provide a social network, not only for social get-togethers but also to provide much needed support during crises such as illness and death.
Many young social activists who joined at that time have continued to participate in and contribute to the activities of this organisation.
Although right now limited to the Kathmandu Valley, our team has a long-term mission and vision to help develop the Tsum Valley which is one of the most remote and isolated areas in the world, thus assisting its underprivileged inhabitants.