I first met Pabitra Damai at the village development office in Banke, West Nepal, where she had walked for 4 hours to open a bank account so that she could withdraw her monthly social security allowance of Rs. 500 ($ …
Prasanna Bahadur KC, Financial Sector Development Advisor, Nepal
Leading DFID Nepal's A2F Programme that focuses on delivering integrated access to financial services for vulnerable populations. I have 10 yrs of experience in banking & formulating strategies, building partnerships & teams, & designing, managing & evaluating result driven products & services. Follow me at @KC_Prasanna for tweets on development, economic growth issues & Nepal.
Menuka Rana, a housewife, is a proud owner of a piglet and 2 young goats she bought with her first loan from a microfinance institution. Until recently, her village did not have a regulated financial institution and loans from the …
Meena Lama, a bright 34 year old lady from Taplejung, Eastern Nepal, is an entrepreneur. Three months ago, Meena qualified for a loan of $250 from a local financial institution, founded and managed by women, to start a poultry farm …
If you drive 35 kms northwest towards the hills from Kathmandu, the capital city, you might notice the fish farmers selling you fresh Japanese-introduced trout from the roadside restaurants and the jingle on the local radio station playing from the roadside shops. …
In Nepal, it’s not unusual for there to be 16-hour electricity blackouts in the dry season. The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) simply cannot meet rising demand. Sadly, no power has been added to the national grid for the past 2 …
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