Nepal is a landlocked country lying between China and India in the foothills of the Himalaya. It is about two thirds the size of Victoria, but with 27m people is densely populated. The north is dominated by the Himalayas, the country’s major tourist attraction. But other visitors make their way to the southern city of Lumbini, the birthplace of the Lord Buddha.
From 2009 to 2013 we worked with World Education Nepal to develop and grow a program that trained women community members to train their peers in basic literacy and numeracy, financial literacy, and livelihood skills. The program reached over 4,500 poor, rural women.
When Good Return launched back in 2009, one of our first partners was Nirdhan Utthan Bank (“the bank for uplifting the poor”) in Nepal. Nirdhan was established in 1998 and serves over 115,000 – all women – clients. Read more about our work in Nepal.