Build Women Savings & Credit Cooperatives, Nepal

by Women Awareness Center, Nepal (WACN)

Your donations go a long way!

With International Women’s Day coming up on March 8th, WACN has a big inauguration planned for their Women Awareness Center in Kathmandu. As part of the program, village women will share their experiences of empowerment with the audience.

After the inauguration, 1000 members of WACN promoted cooperatives are participating in a rally in  Kathmandu on the ocassion of 101st women's day in support of the  IWD theme for this year "Equal access to education,  training and science and technology: path way to decent work for women".

The generosity of donors helps to make these events and activities possible, making a positive impact for a huge number of women in Nepal. Thank you for your support.

WACN works to empower women through a Savings and Credit Cooperative model. Women learn how to save money, provide loans to each other, and invest in income-generating activities that improve not only their lives but also the lives of their families.

Thanks to your support, WACN trainings are helping women develop strong and effective cooperatives.   As a result of these trainings, women are reporting successes such as:

  • Gaining confidence through trainings to run cooperative activities

  • Accumulating scattered local resources in the cooperative through savings

  • Increased self-employment and awareness of women’s issues

  • Including women of all castes in the program

Although interest and participation in the cooperatives has increased, a major challenge is finding the sufficient resources to train new members.  Limited funding means that women still lack the adequate funds to take out loans to make larger purchases such as buying cows and buffalo in order to further their sustainability.

By donating to WACN you are ensuring more women can benefit from participating in these cooperatives.

Thank you for your support.


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Organization Information

Women Awareness Center, Nepal (WACN)

Location: Gyaneswor, Khatmandu - Nepal
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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