UMN Support Trust is an independent charity founded in 2012. It works in partnership with local organisations in Nepal, in particular UMN and their hospitals in Tansen and Okhaldhunga, to ensure that the funding needs are correctly identified and funds granted by UMN Support Trust are effectively used.
We support UMN’s projects in Nepal to:
- Relieve people who are in need because of poverty, sickness or distress or as a result of conflict;
- Advance education and health in Nepal and elsewhere;
- Encourage the Christian community in Nepal to be an agent of change in society, using their own God-given resources to work against poverty and injustice;
- Promote any charitable purposes connected with United Mission to Nepal, and to raise and administer funds for such charitable purposes.
We focus on partnering with United Mission to Nepal, its two hospitals and UMN’s 30 or more local partner organisations.
Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia and ranks 147th out of 186 nations, according to the UNDP Human Development Index (2018). The difficult terrain, few roads, poor infrastructure, heavy reliance on income from rural sources and overseas limit the rate of improvements.
The United Mission to Nepal (UMN) was established in 1954, and has made a major contribution to the development of Nepal in the areas of Education, Health, Rural Development and Industrial Development. UMN now works mainly through local partners, some of which are Christian NGOs, developing their organisational capacity and technical skills to implement effective, sustainable programmes.
United Mission Hospital Tansen and Okhaldhunga Community Hospital are part of the UMN group and are responsible for their own funding.
UMN Support Trust will not accept unsolicited requests for funding.
Board of Trustees
Alan Penn – Chairman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. David Rodgers
UMN Support Trust is run by the trustees on a voluntary basis.