19 Unilever Nepal Limited Hamri Didis (HD) are now trading in two of RAP3 CONNECT’s core Districts, Dailekh and Doti. Last year Unilever Nepal Limited, Prabhu Bank and CONNECT entered a partnership to appoint, train and finance 100 HD in the Mid and Far West of Nepal. Start up processes are ongoing for the remaining HDs. CONNECT are delighted that as of 30 January 2017, 19 of the HDs have purchased stock, investing over 60,000NPR between them, and have commenced trading.
10 MBA students from Kathmandu School of Management will travel to the Mid & Far West of Nepal this week to complete their 3 week Rural Enterprise Services placement, facilitated by RAP3 CONNECT. CONNECT identified 10 businesses that might benefit from the students' input, assessed business needs and aspirations and then paired each business with a student based on their skills. The CONNECT team joined class on Friday to discuss the businesses the students will be supporting. Great to see such enthusiasm.