Our partners in the Indian Himalayas are diverse, ranging from social enterprises to trust and rights-based movements. All share a common mission, to help further the needs of rural and marginalised mountain communities, and all strive to maximise impact and and scale their work. Our partners are locally-led, working across Ladakh, Himarchal Pradesh and Uttarahand.
Alaap is a social enterprise working in native forest creation and eco-leadership.
Alaap works with governments, rural and urban communities as well as businesses to create native forests and advocate for more equitable forest rights securing livelihoods and creating opportunities for eco-entrepreneurship.
Alaap's vision is a world where nature and communities thrive in harmony.
Named after a small village, Kalap, where the organisation was established, the trust works with remote communities in the Upper Tons Valley in Uttarakhand, India.
The trust pioneers development in the following areas: education, public health, livelihoods, renewable energy, environment conservation and cultural preservation.
Spiti Ecosphere is a social enterprise focusing on creating sustainable livelihoods in the rural Spiti Valley in the Himachal Pradesh district, India.
The organisation promotes and delivers responsible and sustainable ecotourism initiatives. Revenue generated through these activities is ploughed back into the Spiti Valley region to catalyse economic empowerment, improve conservation and create sustainable development.
Agrani is a charitable trust working to eradicate poverty and disadvantage in Uttarakhand, India.
Since 2013, Agrani has focused on implementing education, livelihood, social entrepreneurship and cash transfers projects.
Recently, Agrani has launched a new initiative 'The Arogya Project' which aims to improve maternal and child health among rural Himalayan communities in Champawat District of Uttarakhand.
PAGIR is a rights-based movement working to improve the lives and conditions of people living with disabilities by creating an inclusive society. Set up in Leh, Ladakh in 2007 PAGIR aims to:
Mobilize people with disabilities, their caregivers and the community to advocate for their rights.
Create awareness about disability issues.
Campaign for the inclusion and rights of people living with disabilities.
Develop income generation program for people living with disabilities.