Higher Ground Nepal

Cafe Bakery/ Community Development/ Crafts

HGCDN promotes a society with a safe and caring environment for living those under fear of abuse, exploitation and human trafficking survivors by providing them access to the education, developing technical and soft skills, increasing awareness  through various cross cutting campaign   on  national burning issues and  developing entrepreneurial  for sustainable livelihood.

We are working to strengthen the capacity of young women, youth and children who are living at high risk circumstances and strengthen them by imparting necessary skills and opportunities to live an empowered and dignified life.  Higher Groun Nepal is reaching out to the victims of abuse and trafficking through its outreach, protection and care services. We see more and more women becoming strong and empowered creating an impact in the lives and families of the Nepali communities.

Higher Ground Nepal uses an innovative, cross-subsidy model to empower vulnerable individuals from the bottom up in Nepal, training and employing at-risk youth and women in their Bakery and Crafts enterprises to sustain operations for the Higher Ground Community Development.

These individuals have often been victims of violence, struggling to reintegrate with society and usually remain economically disadvantaged, which amplifies their risk of relapsing into lives of exploitation. Higher Ground Nepal’s inclusive approach aims to break this vicious cycle of abuse by providing vulnerable individuals with redemptive employment opportunities, acting as a platform not just to lift themselves out of poverty and exclusion, but also to give them a voice at the peace table. HCDI further strengthens the nation’s social fabric by promoting awareness for human rights and providing support to trafficking victims.

As such, Higher Ground Nepal is a revolutionary organization working through the entire peace process from rehabilitation and recovery to resolution and resilience building.



Our Mission

At Higher Ground, our mission is to restore the lives of individuals at risk of exploitation, human trafficking, and social injustice through awareness, counseling and socio-economic empowerment.

Higher Ground Nepal


In 2008, Higher Ground Crafts came into being as social enterprise. Through the Crafts business, we became self-sustaining, and are able to pour more resources

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Community Development

In Nepal, NGOs estimate that 10,000 to 15,000 Nepali women and girls are trafficked to India annually, while 7,500 children are trafficked domestically for commercial

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At Higher Ground, we serve a variety of baked goods, specialty coffees, and breakfast, lunch and dinner. We give on-the-job training and employment opportunities to

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