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  • Rita Bogati - an entrepreneur and an active member of National Micro Entrepreneurs' Federation Nepal (NMEFEN)Dec 10, 2015Rita 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.

  • A bag of hope after the EarthquakeNov 18, 2015A 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.

  • Becoming organised to fight povertyJul 22, 2014Becoming 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.

  • Entrepreneurship supports livelihood, preserves traditionJun 17, 2014Entrepreneurship supports livelihood, preserves tradition

  • Dairy farm helps Hukum live like a masterNov 6, 2013Dairy 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.

  • UN’s hands-on experience for youths from marginalized groups propels many to successAug 23, 2013UN’s hands-on experience for youths from marginalized groups propels many to successTraditionally youths of marginalized groups have had fewer opportunities for professional growth and the joint UN programme seeks to bridge that gap. So far fifty three trainees have graduated from the previous two cohorts of UN Traineeship Programme that seeks to address social exclusion in a pragmatic manner.

  • Successful bee keeping enterprise of a young entrepreneurApr 2, 2013Successful bee keeping enterprise of a young entrepreneur

  • More opportunity for local entrepreneursApr 2, 2013More opportunity for local entrepreneurs

  • Improved sanitation through Public Private PartnershipApr 2, 2013Improved sanitation through Public Private Partnership

  • Providing clean drinking water to economically impoverished urban householdsApr 2, 2013Providing clean drinking water to economically impoverished urban households