The Himalayan Light Foundation

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The Himalayan Light Foundation (HLF) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization (NGO) working in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and the South Asia Region. HLF's main objective is to improve the quality of life of the remote population of the Himalayan and South Asia region via the introduction and use of 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). HLF is accredited NGO from Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is a consortium member of the Virtual Foundation.

HLF operates on a project basis and its infrastructure has been flexible in order to accommodate various project sizes.  HLF has a staff of 6 full time staff and has drawn from approximately 100 volunteers along with several associated volunteers.
Of late HLF has expanded its activities to include cultural preservation activities focusing on ancient indigenous practices and wisdom of the Himalayan and South Asia Regions.

Himalayan Light Foundation’s Environmental Statement
Himalayan Light Foundation endeavors at all times to assure that the proliferation of Renewable


A woman from bongadovan village,
with hand woven bag in solar light

Energy Technologies creates substantial positive impact on a number of environmental fronts including the reduction of air pollution created by non-renewable fuels, the reduction of fuel-wood consumption and deforestation and the reduction of various types of waste such as small and large batteries and empty plastic bottles. HLF also implements programs which foster development of clean energy for transport seeking similar sustainable environmental benefits.

HLF's programs which deal with herbal and agricultural resources seek to promote sustainable harvesting practices and insure a balanced and sustainable community users relation with their local natural resource base.

HLF Strategies and Objectives