SEZs – Special for Who?

I have met many people who have braved starting a business but are hesitant to take a leap further to expand it. When starting a business, everything is not simply in the owner’s hands. Trying to start a business and setting it up is one thing, but the struggles in the process of expanding it is another story. The entrepreneurs of these small-medium enterprises (SMEs) may be fulfilling their Daayitwa towards their family, community or country; but in this bigger picture where does our Daayitwa ... Read more

Rupa Hitanga’s Entrepreneurial Journey

Her husband was an alcoholic. Her family was looked down upon as ‘dalit’, and as the only breadwinner for the family, she had to work on someone else’s farm for long hours, just to eke out a living. This was the story of Rupa Hitanga, a mother of two who lives in Madan Pokhara, Palpa in western Nepal. This was the story of the Hitangas that runs for generations. The characters of the story remain the same, but Rupa’s entrepreneurial spirit and the desire for a better life has changed the ... Read more

Daayitwa WREAP Top 40 Entrepreneurs, Palpa 2016

On Saturday, June 18, 2016, Daayitwa with its district partner ‘Innovation Action Palpa’ announced the 'Top 40 Women Entrepreneurs'- selected for the 'Daayitwa Women Enterprise Challenge'. The Top 40 women entrepreneurs were selected from a pool of 251 applications gathered through rigorous outreach in rural parts of Palpa and they represented wide arrays of enterprises- animal farming to vegetable farming, bee keeping, handicraft, and skill developing businesses etc. Read more

LREI at Gulmi

Daayitwa partnered with Nepal Leadership Academy (NLA) for the course 'Leading Rural Enterprise Innovation (LREI). As part of the course, 20 students from Kings College have been placed with Daaytiwa Entrepreneurs at Gulmi. The students will be supporting the DE's in their business, by consulting them in every aspect of their ventures. At the same time, the students will be developing a deeper understanding about rural enterprises and their challenges from the entrepreneurs. Read more

EPI Consultation in Siddhartha Nagar

Daayitwa has been closely collaborating with Economic Policy Incubator (EPI), one of the three components of DFID’s Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal (AiiN) programme to create an enabling environment for better economic policies in order to achieve higher levels of economic growth.

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Daayitwa Entrepreneur ‘Bina Pradhan’ in the News

Author: Sanju Paudel (Translated by: Astha Joshi) Read more