The Daayitwa Rural Enterprise Acceleration Program (REAP) was initiated in 2013 with the mission of “domestic employment generation through rural entrepreneurship for an inclusive and enterprising Nepal”. REAP identifies growth-oriented rural women and youth entrepreneurs, capacitates them to exploit local innovations, connects enterprises with financial institutions, and bolsters the municipal enterprise ecosystem. REAP operates as a municipality-based competition on a one-year timeline, with close technical and financial collaboration with municipalities at the core. REAP has worked with 240+ rural women and youth entrepreneurs and accelerated 105 (63 women) in Bagmati, Gandaki, and Lumbini Provinces. Daayitwa partners with local municipalities and organizations such as Dhana Yoga Foundation and Nepal Rising to implement REAP.

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