Develop Women Savings & Credit Cooperative, Nepal



Strengthen women’s cooperatives, develop management skills of the members, and improve the economic position of the women through income generating projects and sustainable agriculture practices.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In Nepal poverty is not just a lack of income. It is a lack of resources, opportunities and skills. The poor typically have poor quality land, limited rights, widespread illiteracy and a near absence of business infrastructure beyond agriculture. Cultural traditions make the problem worse and ensure that women have even fewer economic or political roles. The project will help 300 women access economic opportunities, build leadership skills, and develop sustainable farming methods.

How will this project solve this problem?

Training will be provided on sustainable agriculture and environmental awareness, also on matters of governance, and skills to run an effective cooperative. Information sharing will be encouraged and there will also be workshops on gender issues.

Potential Long Term Impact

Improve food security and livelihoods through economic development opportunities while also improving the natural environment. Advance women’s leadership development and create institutions that they control.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: £4,375

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled £4,375 .  The original project funding goal was £8,171.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 121 donors like you, a total of £4,375 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Women Awareness Center, Nepal (WACN)

Gyaneswor, Khatmandu, Nepal

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Develop Women Savings & Credit Cooperative, Nepal