The Unica Foundation supports aid projects in developing countries by sharing its knowledge and expertise in the field of (sustainable) technology in a structural and sustainable way with the local population. The foundation has already realized more than 60 projects in Nepal and has helped more than 40,000 people.

The Unica Foundation mainly focuses on larger projects that help us improve the living conditions of an entire village. Think of drinking water projects with a tapping point per residence, a toilet for every family and improved cooking stoves that are linked to a chimney instead of open cooking fires in the home. Due to clean drinking water, proper toilets, improved cooking stoves and training regarding hygiene, the health of the residents increases dramatically. Occasionally, Unica Foundation also carried out many smaller projects, like (solar) energy facilities for medical posts, small hospitals, a library, shelters, convents, facilities for the disabled and schools.

For all projects, we collaborate with local Nepalese organisations, like the Red Cross, Shanti Griha, HEAD and ECCA. Our organisation in the Netherlands consists of 100% volunteers. They are involved with project management, technical support, advice and fundraising.

In Nepal, we have two well educated local employees, who prepare and supervise the ongoing projects. We have built a close network in Nepal in which our country management, our local contract parties and our Dutch organisation collaborate.

The policy plan of the Unica Foundation consists of a few fundamental principles.

Capacity building

In order to avoid losing any valuable know-how gained on completion of a project, it is important for the beneficiaries to be closely involved during the entire process. The project should therefore not be seen in isolation, but as offering those involved the opportunity to initiate similar kinds of work in the future. This is what is represented in the logo: after sowing the seeds, self-sustaining growth can take place, followed by results.


“Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (UN Brundtland report, 1987). The projects of the Unica Foundation are sustainable and are also carried out sustainably, without depleting the natural resources or without preventing their eventual renewal, and thus preserving nature.


The Unica Foundation transfers its technical knowledge to the local population and local partners. Education is fundamental to the impact of development aid. This promotes economic development and well-being, which reduces poverty. This involves knowledge in the field of sustainability and development, but also related to generate income so that those involved can provide for their own livelihood.