The Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been working in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and the South Asia Region since 1997.HLF's main objective is to improve the quality of life of the remote population of the Himalayan and South Asia region via the provision of vital services and environmentally friendly renewable energy technologies (RETs).
HLF is registered with the Chief District Office in Kathmandu as well as the Social Welfare Council of Nepal (SWC Registration Number - 7538) and is an accredited NGO from Global Environment Facility (GEF).
HLF operates several projects which allow us to assure a flexible infrastructure which can accommodate many situations and changes in Nepal's environment and social situation. HLF has developed many organization alliances in its project implementations over the years. HLF has also drawn in the high leveraging of over 200 volunteers and their resources into the beautiful Nepal countryside to help Nepal develop.
HLF has expanded its activities to include emergency relief and heritage preservation as well as activities that focus on ancient indigenous practices and wisdom of the Himalayan and South Asia Regions.
Village development in Nepal can often be leap frogged with new energy, shelter and vital service technologies for substantial positive impact on a number of environmental fronts including the reduction of air pollution created by non-renewable fuels, reduction of fuel-wood consumption and deforestation and the reduction of various types of diseases. HLF always endeavors to use the cleanest energy choices and sustainable practices in all their work while maintaining due attention to the preservation of ancient ways.
HLF Primary Strategies and Objectives:
- To offer relief and support to remote villagers by providing vital services, provisions and programs that strategically combine renewable energy with important social concerns such as education, and social empowerment.
- To pair philanthropic foreign donor-volunteers and trekkers with village needs and to coordinate and engage them in community mobilization for our current projects.
- To promote technologies that decrease the production of greenhouse gasses and pollution on both local and global levels including renewable energy technologies and clean energy for transportation.
- To develop and support programs which ensure the preservation of fragile remote area sacred cultures and practices.
- To provide support for the upkeep and renewal of Nepal's heritage and temple sites
- To raise awareness on the above topics on both centralized and remote area levels to assure adequate needs response on all levels.