Educate • Develop • Empower


Namlo International is a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of people in developing countries through grassroots and market-driven approaches.


Namlo builds long-term partnerships with international communities to support them in developing sustainable solutions that lead to greater educational, economic, and nutritional well-being.

Company Overview

What does Namlo mean?

A namlo is a flat piece of woven rope that the people of Nepal use to carry loads. It is worn over the forehead and connects to the load with a rope.

A woman using a Namlo

A woman using a Namlo

Namlo International aims to help people carry their loads in life through education and community development. Namlo International partners with communities to bring education and sustainable community development to remote areas of the world, while giving people in wealthier countries the opportunity to serve communities overseas.

We work with people in remote locations to build stronger, resilient communities. Our approach is broad-based and long-term, building leadership and capacity in communities so they may form their own vision for the future- and acquire the tools to achieve it.  Our education programs consist of school construction, school enhancement, and student scholarships.  To build sustainable communities, we engage in economic development and help build community infrastructure.

We also focus our resources and time on adult literacy, community training, women empowerment, water and sanitation within the areas we work.

Since 1999, Namlo has helped nearly 1,800 children in our  8 schools in Nepal and Nicaragua, and over 2,000 students have participated in our Sister School program!