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Samari Utthan Sewa (SUS) is a non-government and not for profit making organization founded by a group of youths from the Dalit community. Since its inception in 2008, it has been working to ensure the rights of Dalits and other minority groups based on caste, gender, sexuality, and religion or belief. Due to Its prior experiences regarding sustainable community development, knowledge production, advocacy, and result-based management, it now stands as a leading civil society actor in Nepal. So far, it has contributed to the socio-economic upliftment of 4000 households of Dalit, Chepang, and Santhal tribals associated with 250 Self-help groups, 6 agriculture cooperatives, and 6 community-based organizations under various project interventions.



1300 Latrines
No. of Low cost latrines and community toilet developed.
2 Community Health Clinic
No. of Community health clinic handover to the Government.
20+ Projects Accomplished
No. of Community community development projects accomplished and handover to the communities.
250 Self-Help Groups & Revolving Funds
No. of Self-Help Groups mobilizing revolving funds for sustainable livelihood.
12 CBOs and Cooperatives
No. of CBOs and Cooperatives formed & Strengthened(6 CBOs, & 6 Cooperatives)
3300 Educational & Scholarship
No. of Dalit children who have received scholarship.
115 Women Leadership
No. of Women from marginalized communities represent their community.
302 Construction & Renovation
No. of houses of disaster affected houses constructed and renovated.
4000 Household Covered
No. of households covered by SUS’s projects.
600 Dalit Women entrepreneurship
No. of Dalit women supported with farm and off farm based livelihood.


 Once Manmaya obtained the citizenship certificate, her daughter-in-law Bimala made documents that would be helpful in getting allowance for elderly people. Manmaya received her allowance for the first time in Kattik 2078. She was happy, “I can get the allowance sitting at home now. So,......

Chandra Urau, 36, a resident of Morangg Rangeli 2, used to be busy with labor works all day. It was difficult for him to upbring 3 daughters and a son in the everyday income he would earn. He had stressful days every day. He would......

Sarimaya Magar, a woman from ethnic community was illiterate and landless. She did not have any options of income. She was distressed to take loans in high interest whenever difficulty aroused in her family. SUS formed a women’s SHG in the village. In the starting......

Padam Muni Hasta and Johana Hasta from Rangeli Municipality, 2, Morang were earning their bread from 10 Kaththa land harvesting twice a year. They used to grow either paddy or maize, or paddy or wheat and sell the harvest putting some seed for themselves. This......

Sharada Gayak from Chitwan, Madi Municipality used to feel tough to talk to new people until a few years back. Mostly Chepang and Dalit dwell in her area. Almost all women would hesitate talking to new people, it would be more difficult for them to......



“Help Samaritan to serve Dalits of Nepal, who are at the bottom of the society. You can support our communities through giving them moral support, showing heartfelt humility and respect to makes them aware that someone really does care about them and trying to improve their socio-economic conditions. Make a donation to Samaritan Uplift Service (SUS). So, we can ensure that they will be able to feel the message of love, faith and hope.


Mina BK, Madi-9, Chitwan

I do not have land, but I do farm in 10 Kattha land in fifty-fifty sharing terms. The farm product is almost enough to feed my family. However, I have been facing difficulties even purchasing stationary and paying school fees for my children, because I do not have other sources of income. I do not hide my health status. My villagers also know that I am an HIV survivor: my husband was also dying of HIV. Previously, I have faced discrimination because of my status. Nowadays, no one discriminates against me as I am also active in social work through Woman’s Group formed by Samari Utthan Sewa. I am clear that keeping up spirits is an important part of continuing my fight against HIV infection. I am living with the virus without thinking about it, because the uncertainty about death is an undeniable part of life.

Paramdevi Majhi, Haripur-5, Sarlahi

“When a woman would speak, they would say pothi báseko rámro hudaina (it would bring bad luck when a woman speaks). So, we would lay ourselves inside ghumto. However, now our women who are associated with a SHG and CBOs formed under the SUS’s projects, now they are able to put their voice in concerned places. They are now able to visit ward office/rural municipality office or district administrative office and put their own voice and work for themselves. Whenever I am able to speak, I already know to claim my rights. I already know about the government’s support for some matters and how we can get those support.

Markku Voutilainen, Honourable Member of SUS from Finland

I had opportunity to accompany the initiation and development in its beginning. Samari Utthan Sewa (SUS) was initiated by the group of experienced community development workers. These, themselves also low caste people, felt calling to work for other oppressed, especially Dalits, women and landless. These people were aware, how Jesus met and treated Samaritan women and community, the discriminated people of his time. His equal and respective attitude towards these oppressed groups, became symbolic for the working values of SUS. Similarly, faith, hope and love has been taken as basis for the organization’s service.

Nirmaladevi Das, Chair, Deep Jyoti Mahila Utthan Samaj, Sarlahi

SUS supported to establish Deep Jyoti Mahila Utthan Samaj (a CBO) with selected 50 group representatives. I am leading the CBO as a Chair. Samaj has been helping local women’s self-reliance activities, develop leadership skill, raise voice against violence against women. It has been providing training in tailoring clothes, animal husbandry, cultivating vegetables and other income generating skills. After attending the training, to promote small entrepreneurship, the CBO has been providing, based on their entrepreneurship, 6% loan of 20 thousand, 15 thousand, 10 thousand. It has not only been working to make women self-reliant, but also to mitigate violence and work for providing justice to women.