After years of researching ancient healing techniques and drawing from the knowledge of traditional healers, a company has been creating products from ingredients found in some of the remotest regions of the Himalayas. The company has not only brought the best of the Himalayan herbs to store shelves but also brought much-needed improvements in the lives of women who live in the regions where these herbs grow.
The third Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award(SNASEA) 2013 concluded on 28 March, following a country-wide search for the most deserving social entrepreneurs.
A lot has been put into establishing silk industry in Nepal. Despite the years of effort from the government, the non-government and the private sector, the industry’s future still hangs on a balance. Here is a brief journey through the hopeful past, the tricky present and the possible future of silk production in Nepal.
The Prajapatis of the Newar community have been making pottery and ceramics since the time of the Malla regime in Nepal. Let’s learn how Laxmi Kumar Prajapati of Thimi Ceramics, who took over the mantle of the ceramics business from his father, has managed to preserve this age-old tradition with a bit of a twist.
Tapping into a virgin market has its share of challenges, but work your way around them and the risk becomes rewarding. Pramod Jaisalwal of the Dipesh Paper Cup Udhyog is an example.