Who are we?
MySmallHelp (‘MSH’) is a UK registered charity that works to improve the welfare and education of disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults and their families in Nepal. The charity was founded by Leander Hollings in 2008 and the beneficiaries helped and the locations where MSH works reflect her personal journey and passionate concern to change young lives for the better in Nepal.
MSH UK has previously supported charities in Peru, but decided to focus mainly on Nepal from the end of 2018, in order to avoid spreading scarce resources too thinly in future.
Who runs the charity?
Leander is our Founder Trustee and she is supported by four other Trustees with wide-ranging business and governance experience as well as many other donors, fundraisers and volunteers that share her vision.
The charity is regulated by the Charity Commission in the UK. We produce an annual report to explain our work, achievements, income and expenditure. This is all published on our website in the UK section.
How do we work?
We achieve our goals by forming close partnerships with overseas charities that operate in areas of need, understand their local communities and can deliver great programmes directly to the people that need help most. We provide funding to these partners in line with the specified wishes of MSH donors and our policies.
Partner charities (including MSH Nepal and The Pahar Trust) are not managed or controlled by MSH in the UK and they run their own programmes according to local governance standards and needs. We always encourage these partner charities to work to develop their own network of supporters and donors in addition to MSH in the UK to provide the best service to their beneficiaries.
In addition to information relating to the UK charity, this website also provides some background on the work being done by MSH Nepal.
How can I help?
We are always keen to get new people involved in MSH. New donors, fundraisers and volunteers to assist with the administration are always welcome. However, please note that we do not run a programme in the UK to send volunteers out to partner charities.