Abans de la creació de CHHIMEKI, es va dur a terme el Projecte de Nutrició Urbana (UNP) de la Fundació Terre des hommes (TdH) a través d'una ONG local anomenada Sagun. Amb el suport actiu de TdH, el projecte va créixer significativament en els últims anys en termes de capacitat i abast, amb una expansió geogràfica en 11 districtes de Katmandú, un nombre creixent de voluntàries, la contractació de personal addicional i augmentar la participació de la comunitat. Finalitzat el període, Sagun, TdH i voluntàries capacitades van decidir continuar la gran feina feta mitjançant la fundació de CHHIMEKI. De 2001 a 2004 van ser capacitats voluntàries a través Sagun però després, van ser entrenades de manera continuada a través de CHHIMEKI.
In 2003 volunteers formed informal saving groups in their communities for taking small loans, with the technical support of the organization. Volunteers come together every last Saturday of Nepali month where they deposit some amount of money, share stories and encourage each other. Women in the saving groups are encouraged to be involved in income generation activities to strengthen their social status within their communities. The continuation of savings groups has helped the mothers and volunteers gain easy access to finance when they need small investments for starting out small shops, businesses and income generation activities.
The two major earthquakes in Nepal on 25 April and 12 May 2015 resulted in huge losses of life and property in Nepal. The capital Kathmandu and its surroundings was one of the most affected areas. Immediately after the first earthquake Chhimeki mobilized its volunteers in the field. Chhimeki was instrumental in distributing relief material and monitoring poor families from the inner city areas of KMC. With the support from well-wishers abroad Chhimeki distributed food to 869 families, hygiene kits to 752 families, solar lamps to 175 families, ceramic filters to 150 families and clothes to 21 families.
The organization established Chhimeki Multipurpose Cottage industry in May 2010. Chhimeki Sarbottam Pitho (SP) is a mix of roasted rice, soya beans and wheat. It is a highly nutritious food, especially for young children. SP is produced by Chhimeki volunteers who also sell SP to local families in their respective communities. This activity provides the opportunity for volunteers to learn new skills as well as a way to make money, receiving a small commission for every packet sold.
Every first week of Nepali month, volunteers across all 11 wards volunteers conduct growth monitoring in their community. Parents bring their children under 3 years of age to be weighed and measured. They are also sensitized on their child’s growth in accordance with World Health Organization (WHO) standards. The project provides an opportunity to build skills, develop positive attitudes and promote best child rearing practices amongst community members. As a result there has been an increase in awareness and an improvement in the lives of our target groups. 66,940 children have already taken our services since inception till the year 2015. Currently on an average 1519 children are taking our services monthly.