About Us


Freda has finished her 14 mile Orwell Walk still want to donate please click on this link:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hicap.  We are just 4% off our target.  Please help us to get the much need desks for the Children of Chyamche School.

Hicap is a grass-roots charity founded in 2005 by its CEO, Freda Casagrande.

Hicap works directly with the Nepalese people, ensuring that all donations go straight to them.  Its main purpose is to help the poorest  families in the remote Lamjung District.

Hicap has no boundaries regarding religion; We are only concerned with helping the people that need it most, regardless of their creed.  Hi-Cap is a registered UK charity and Nepalese charity holding the Nepalese NGO (Non-Government Organisation) certificate and a Child Welfare certificate. Our office is in Nepal is run by our Project Manager Binita Maharjan

About our founder

After rising from a childhood of extreme poverty and neglect to become highly successful in the corporate world, Freda took a trip to Nepal and experienced first-hand the heart-breaking life of hardship the people have to endure.  Amazed by their warmth and generosity Freda felt compelled to do something to help them.  Comparing the wealth of the western world to the poverty she saw, Freda gave up her corporate life and has since dedicated her life to helping the people of Nepal, using to start off her own savings.  She regularly visits and makes sure that every penny donated is used effectively and accounted for.

Freda has been nominated for Guardian Trailblazer of the Year

Your Money

Only 15% of donations are deducted for admin most of our staff are volunteers there is no big CEO salary.  Hicap is extremely vigilant and every expense is checked and checked again, being totally transparent and local value for money is always sought.  Hicap currently has personal sponsors for 28 children and supports 4 schools, helps with equipment and improvement of school conditions.  For details of becoming a personal sponsor please visit our page

Sponsorship with Hicap UK.

Freda is loved by the children of the area as she is a regular visitor.  

Please check out Freda’s blogs, they will give you a real insight of how Hicap works at the Sharp End.