Create Jobs: Teach 1000 Women to Drive Taxi, Nepal

by The Mountain Fund
Vetted
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

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mountainfund.org
Project Leader:
Scott MacLennan
International Director
Albuquerque, New Mexico Nepal

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