Community Action Nepal is a UK based charity whose aim is to help some of the poorest people on the planet – the mountain people of Nepal.

It helps local communities to raise their standard of living and strengthen indigenous, community-based cultures. We have a proven track record improving the standard of living in remote mountain communities, delivering anti-poverty initiatives and advancing health care in Nepal over the past 25 years.

CAN was set up by the British mountaineer Doug Scott (1941-2020) and all these years later the provision of education, essential health care and livelihood support remains a continuing challenge in remote mountain communities.