Our people

In Switzerland, Prabina Foundation is made up of the Foundation Board and the Management Team.

The Foundation Board is comprised of five members, from the non-profit and private sector with a joint committed towards improving children’s situation in Nepal. Each member supports Prabina Foundation with their own financial means and personal engagement, which includes their work as trustees, the work trips to Nepal, as well as a sponsorship of a child.

Josef Meier


Marianne Haefner-Jeltsch


Stefano Ghisleni


Renée Queloz-Fürrer


Gabriele Hofmann-Schmid


Management Team

The Management Team is composed of four members who help design tools, develop approaches and ensure implementation of operational activities in Switzerland and in Nepal.

Renée S. Hernández Rutz

Managing Director

Georges Spörri

Team member

Juan M. Ruiz

Team member

Stefanie Lacher

Team member

Gabrielle Ortais


Rina Alluri


In Nepal

In Nepal, Prabina Foundation Nepal is a registered foundation and nongovernmental organization with its own constitution and General Assembly.

The Foundation Board is comprised of seven members who all share the foundation’s cause, provide support with their important societal connections and are close to the initial manager’s family.

The Foundation operations are run by ten staff members. This includes one full time Coordinator, two full time care givers as well as other staff working part time.




Prashant Shrestha

Administration: Anjali Thapa
Accountant: Prabha Agrawal
Social Worker: Bhawana Mainali
Supervisor: Kanchan Karki
IT Assistant: Shaurav Dhakal
Caretaker: Saraswoti KC
Caretaker: Santa Basnet
Caretaker: Radha Puri
Caretaker: Sumitra Karki
Food Buyer: Kancha Khatri