Our Stories

  • In the thick of it: Women’s role in disaster risk reduction
    Mar 20, 2017

    There is an increasing need for women and girls to be at the core of disaster risk reduction, given that they often bear the brunt of climate change and hazards such as storms and floods

  • Awoken to opportunity: Revelations from an entrepreneur’s journey
    Feb 27, 2017

    Intervention by UNDP’s MEDEP helped Prakash BK to see the potential in his surroundings and himself through a training in entrepreneurial skills

  • Reversal of fortune: From child soldier to entrepreneur
    Feb 15, 2017

    Although being a minor disqualified her from taking up the options available to other Maoist fighters following the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, Bindu’s return to a normal life and livelihood was paved with help from UNDP

  • A stitch in time: How entrepreneurship offered hope to a struggling single mother
    Feb 6, 2017

    At one point finding it difficult to make ends meet, Dhan Maya Rana was able to climb out of the rut and provide for herself and her son through a tailoring shop she started with the support of UNDP’s MEDEP

  • Food for thought: Selling street food opens Mohan Chaudhary's eyes to in-country opportunities
    Jan 18, 2017

    Having set up a successful street-food business with help from UNDP’s MEDEP, Mohan Chaudhary—who once thought foreign employment held the answer to his financial problems—has had his eyes opened to the myriad opportunities available to potential entrepreneurs within the country itself

  • A different tune: Unexpected successes in flute-making
    Jan 16, 2017

    Some 10 years ago, Lalo Devi might have never imagined she’d be running a successful flute-making business, but thanks to support from UNDP’s MEDEP, the Dalit woman from Saptari has forged a path out of poverty

  • Back from the brink
    Jan 13, 2017

    A woman from a family battling food insecurity engineers a remarkable reversal of fortune with help from UNDP’s MEDEP

  • Thread by thread: Building up a Dhaka business from scratch
    Jan 11, 2017

    Mina Basel was able to build a business from scratch and subsequently pull herself out of poverty with the skills and other assistance she acquired from UNDP’s MEDEP, including a much-needed hand in recovering her livelihood after the earthquake

  • A mile in Maiya's shoes
    Jan 10, 2017

    A shoe-making enterprise started with training and support from UNDP’s MEDEP has not just enabled a mother of two to help pull her family back on its feet after the earthquake, but also altered the dynamics within their home—for the better

  • New dawn
    Dec 15, 2016

    Lucrative returns from cardamom-farming boosts aspirations of locals in Gairimudi, Dolakha