Our Stories

  • Wider horizons
    Jun 24, 2017

    Sunti Purja is among the many female entrepreneurs who—despite having little to no formal education—have managed to set up their own businesses and come to be role models for their communities, bolstered by backing received from UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme

  • Being off the grid does not mean being powerless
    Jun 23, 2017

    A look at the strides made by UNDP in extending energy access to rural poor people and
in formulating appropriate policies for energy promotion

  • A life sweetened with honey
    Jun 22, 2017

    How the support of UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme offered an entrepreneur in Parbat options for livelihood and a way out of poverty he had never imagined possible

  • A giant step out of poverty
    Jun 22, 2017

    Man Bahadur Bika has been able to distance himself both from the poverty and discrimination he faced in his home village With the advent of his metal workshop in Burtibang, Baglung--part of whose success he attributes to the support he received from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

  • Baking for better days
    Jun 20, 2017

    Shanta Maya and Santosh Gurung, who had been among those displaced by a massive landslide that hit Ghandruk 10 years ago, have bounced back from the disaster to peddle fresh baked goods to locals and nearby businesses, thanks in part to support from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre

  • Righting historical wrongs: UNDP-supported monitoring group takes on caste-based discrimination
    Jun 19, 2017

    The National Dalit Commission's Joint Monitoring Group, formed with UNDP support, has helped over 30 families access justice, as well as raising awareness among thousands of Nepalis regarding existing anti-discrimination laws

  • In mist, rose a paper mill
    Jun 15, 2017

    Poorna Bahadur Gurung found his calling in crafting the coveted lokta paper in a factory he established in scenic Ghandruk, and credits support from the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre as having been vital in upgrading production and raising efficiency

  • From pilots to policies: Improving medical waste management
    Jun 13, 2017

    With support from the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP, the Center for Public Health and Environmental Development has launched a project to demonstrate best practices in avoiding waste burning and raising awareness on pollutants

  • Taking up the mantle: From entrepreneurs to local leaders
    Jun 9, 2017

    A number of micro-entrepreneurs supported by UNDP’s Micro-Enterprise Development Programme have successfully participated in the recently-held local elections and come to be role models for others in their community

  • NRA launches toll-free helpline
    Jun 1, 2017

    In Nepal, a new toll-free helpline launched by the National Reconstruction Authority with UNDP's support is set to connect quake-affected people directly with the government