I’m Carlotta

Creator and sponsor of Swiss Help Nepal

I was born in Manizales (Colombia) in 1978 and I was adopted at the age of 13 months, and was then that I arrived and lived in Lugano, Switzerland.


I spent my childhood and adolescence life in Lugano (Breganzona). I then studied in Locarno for my Commerce Diploma, after which I moved to Brighton (UK) from 1998-2000, where I lived to study for the Cambridge CAE, CPE and TOEFL Diploma.

Back in Lugano I studied for a B.A. in International Communications (Franklin University Switzerland 2004) and a M.A. in Education and Training (Università della Svizzera italiana 2007). For my final thesis I spent three months in Japan (Kanazawa).

Since 2008 I work for Municipality of Lugano, through various departments, and this is also the year I started travelling alone, especially in Asia.

Since 2013 with my family, we are supporting an orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal, which I regularly visit twice a year.

In 2016 I attended specialized courses in the Cooperation and Development field, organized by the Swiss Italian ONGS Federation in collaboration with the Swiss Italian Professional University.

Since end of 2018 I started working on this amazing project in my time off: Swiss Help Nepal!



2004 -2007

M.A. Education & Training
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano


B.A. International Communications

Franklin University Switzerland, Sorengo


Cambridge C.A.E., Cambridge C.P.E., T.O.E.F.L.
E.F. Education First, Brighton


Commerce Certificate, Cambridge F.C.E.
Villa Erica Scuola di Lingue e Commercio, Locarno

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

– Leonardo da Vinci

2019 – Present

Online Analyst (LuganoEventi)
Culture, Sport, Events Department, Municipality of Lugano

2016 – 2018

Online Editor (LuganoEventi)
Lugano Culture, Sport, Events Department, Municipality of Lugano

2011 – 2017

Communication sector (LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura)
Lugano Culture, Sport, Events Department, Municipality of Lugano

2008 – 2011

Communication sector
Institutional Department, Municipality of Lugano


AVM Private Equity, Milan




Academic Travel (F.U.S. 2004)


Master’s degree thesis travel (U.S.I. – 3 months – 2006)


Leisure since 2008 (Rajasthan x2, Uttar Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir x2, West Bengal and Sikkim


Leisure 2008


Leisure in 2013, then within the cooperation and development for an orphanage in Kathmandu

Other travels

Indonesia, Thailand, Cuba, Western Europe

My Hobbies




Check our database and support the Swiss NGOS in their efforts in Nepal

For Swiss citizens in Nepal

Embassy of Switzerland
Ekantakuna, Jawalakhel
Lalitpur, Kathmandu (NP)

Visa application for Nepal

Geneva, MOFA Nepal
81 Rue de la Servette 1202, Geneva, Switzerland

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