Nepal: Providing economic autonomy to rural women



Rural women in Nepal have limited access to education or training. Groups of women will organize through this program with guidance for self-sustaining income-generating activities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

With local donations, Tewa has successfully trained hundreds of women's groups to improve their economic status by developing animal husbandry, sewing, and other small-scale local initiatives. Current funds have been allocated toward the construction of office space to house these training initiatives. During this time of expansion, support is needed to continue the training program by covering their administrative costs, and purchasing equipment, such as computers, printers, and scanners.

How will this project solve this problem?

Women will receive hands-on training in animal husbandry, and vocational skills, and receive follow-up guidance to enhance their services and increase profits, to then become donors themselves.

Potential Long Term Impact

Donations will fund a 3 year small business training program, including: product development workshops, business administration classes, the organization of new women's groups, and networking events.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $422

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $422 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $83,600.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Thanks to 3 donors like you, a total of $422 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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