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Global Family Village (GFV) is a nonpolitical, nonprofit organization, working in the field of child welfare. GFV was established by Freema Davis in the U.S. as an international nongovernmental organization (INGO) in March 2007 as a vehicle to raise funds for programs that help disenfranchised children and to support the creation and implementation of family-centered community-based care for orphaned and abandoned children in Nepal.

GFV is headed by an Executive Director, who currently divides her time between Nepal and the U.S and governed by an international volunteer Board of Directors.

In 2008 Global Family Village-Nepal (GFV-N) was founded as a local non-government organization (NGO) to implement the program.


Under Nepali law, an INGO like GFV must sign a Project Agreement for all programs and activities and must implement these programs through approved non-government organizations (NGOs). GFV has an agreement to partner with Global Family Village-Nepal (GFV-N) and other NGOs, all chosen for their expertise and excellence in program implementation (see Our Partners). GFV provides overall coordination, oversight of all activities, and; final reporting to governmental agencies and donors. GFV-N’s office in Nepal is run by Nepali staff who are in constant communication with the GFV Executive Director. There is a dedicated Nepali Board of Directors and Advisors that meets regularly and generously volunteer their time and expertise.