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Help us, by not helping us now

Dear friends from neighboring nations, aid workers, donors, dignitaries, fellow social servers who care about Nepal, Here’s a humble request from yet another Nepali.

“Do help us, by not helping us now!”

No, this is not trying to make a mockery out of you or to slight you, It is but a serious proposition! A cry for help.

Your help day by day is making us addicted. It is NOT your fault. It is ours. We have become greedier because of your generosity. We want more now, but by doing less and less now.

We have become lazier because of your wealth distribution, for we know it is easier to ask (or loot) from you, than to earn it in a dignified way on our own. It is getting harder to convince youths to work for “hard-earned money” when “easy money” is handed nearby. Why do we have the most educated youths opting for the tens of thousands of NGO’s (non profits) littered around the country? Why do you think almost all our parliamentarians are traveling abroad and doing anything but  building the right policies? You know most of their trip expenses or their salary comes from your “aid” right ?

(So let

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Is your immediate goal to earn good risk-free and a stable income? Join a non-profit sector in Nepal.

If your immediate goal is to earn good money risk-free, and a stable income in Nepal within a space of a few quick years, and you happen to be a well educated Nepali, I recommend you join the non-profit sectors (basically I include non profit donor funded Non Governmental Organizations, multi lateral agencies and the aid industry in Nepal, in this category).

Here are some of my opinionated observations. Take with a BIG pinch of salt! 🙂


You will earn at least two times more money in the same period in an INGO as you would in most private business in similar positions in Kathmandu. (Safe bet: you will earn much more)
You will get to travel at least four times more. (on average)
You generally work much more hours per week in your business than the 5 day a week, 9 to 5 job in the international non-profits.
You will have more holidays and free time working for an INGO than in a private business.
You have more exposure to international circles and networks (which comes handy in any career moves or further education).
The pressures of working in an INGO may be much relaxing than in

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