Create Jobs: Teach 1000 Women to Drive Taxi, Nepal

 
$75
$7,425
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Apr 22, 2013

The first class graduates and gets jobs

Women at the ceremony for graduation
Women at the ceremony for graduation

I was delighted to attend a ceremony for the first graduating class of women that took place in Nepal last month. 68 women graduates were all there. Of the 68 who completed the course, only 3 were still having problems getting a drivers license. 4 were now employed full-time as drivers and the rest have started a savings cooperative into which each will put some money. When there is enough money, they will buy a taxi, then 4 of the women will operate that taxi and use the income to help buy another one until all have work. 

The course they completed covered how to drive a car, how to repair a car and personal self-defense. We plan to start another class for 32 more women in May. See the photos from the ceremony. 

With Bishnu Gautam, the program director
With Bishnu Gautam, the program director
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The Mountain Fund

Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
http://www.mountainfund.org

Project Leader

Scott MacLennan

International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico Nepal

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