May 7, 2016Becoming organised to fight povertyJune 2010; The Fewa community organisation (CO) of Sarangkot village in Kaski district comprising 63 members (38 males and 25 females) is today a self sustaining organisation today with a credit capital of Rs.140, 000 generated from their own monthly savings. The CO has formed a 'cooperative' to support the local farmers in different aspects of their lives and there has been a significant improvement in agricultural productivity. All the households of the settlement are members of the cooperative.
May 7, 2016A bag of hope after the EarthquakeSanta Bahadur Bogati of Sindhukot- 4, Sindhupalchok, one of the micro entrepreneurs badly affected by the April 25 earthquake is already back in his business. He epitomizes the resilience of Nepalese society.
May 7, 2016Rita Bogati - an entrepreneur and an active member of National Micro Entrepreneurs' Federation Nepal (NMEFEN)Rita Bogati is well-known figure in Sindhuli, Western Nepal. She is 36 years old, active member of National Micro Entrepreneurs' Federation Nepal (NMEFEN) and also chairs District Micro-Entrepreneurs' Group Association (DMEGA) in Sindhuli. She has garment fabric shop in Lampantar Village Development Committee, Sindhuli and a local boutique with 50 employees, most of them women. District Development Committee (DDC) of Sindhuli has awarded her as successful women entrepreneur.. But people also know her as a woman who has fought for her rights, undertaken challenges, overcome difficulties and made her own identity in the area of micro-enterprise.
May 7, 2016Dairy farm helps Hukum live like a masterFor Hukum Bahadur Basnet of Lalmatiya village in Dang district of Nepal, one theory holds strongly – live as a master, not as slave. Having spent many years serving others in the past, he says “working for others never gave me true satisfaction. I also worked in India, but I was never happy.” With his hard work, and support from the Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP), now he can live as a master. Basnet now owns 15 cows in his dairy.
May 7, 2016Finding ways to be socially includedNovember 2010; The higher secondary school of Ekdara Bela village in Mahottari district where the marginalised Dom community (categorized as Dalits) resides has seen increased enrollment of students this year. Earlier the parents were reluctant to send their children to school because the Dalit children were discriminated as they were considered untouchables; secondly they had no money to buy uniform and books.
May 7, 2016Chyuria wish fulfilling tree !September 2010; About 200 entrepreneurs have received training in making herbal soap out of Chyuri (Aesandra butyracea ) through the UNDP Micro Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) . Statistics show that there are more than 10 million Chyuri trees in 50 districts of Nepal. As a result of the training, in 2009, the entrepreneurs produced 84,000 pieces of Chyuri herbal soap (80 gm) with a market value of approximately Rs 1.8 million.
May 7, 2016Communities come together for livelihoodAugust 2010; Siwir Tole, ward number 8, Dhungekhola village in Sarlahi district is a very poor area where mostly the 1990 flood victims have settled down.
May 7, 2016From a dumping site into a green nurseryApril 2010; The Bhadrakali nursery below the China Bridge in Pokhara Municipality is a place to stop by for all the pedestrians. From a smelly dumping site, the place has been converted into a green area.