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Students talk about their experiences working with businesses in West Nepal
by: RAP 3      on: 31 Oct, 2018

In 10th episode of Bikash ko Bato, we learn about the Rural Enterprise Service placements Kathmandu University School of Management students much complete as part of their MBA course. 

The 8 students have offered consultancy services to 8 businesses in Dailekh and Achham.  Hear from both the students and the business owners they worked with about the experience.

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The episode highlights the objectives of facilitating students' placements in RAP3 CONNECT districts, what the students have learned, their recommendations to businesses and feedback from the business owners. 


Ginger farmers insure their crops
by: RAP 3      on: 23 Oct, 2018

Ginger farmers in Doti are insuring their crops with Shikhar Insurance, facilitated by RAP3 CONNECT partner Organic Mountain Flavor (OMF).  

OMF staff have travelled to the farm gate to help farmers complete application forms and collect premiums.  Completed forms and payments were then submitted to the Shikhar Insurance branch in Dhangadhi for processing.

Farmers are investing to purchase insurance policies, benefitting from the 75% subsidy available from the Government of Nepal.

The policy insures ginger crops against a variety of risks including fire, lightning, flood, landslide, subsidence, storm, hailstorm, snow, frost, infestations and diseases.

To date, 72 policies have been issued and further applications are in process. 

150 ginger farmers in Doti to receive loans from Prabhu Bank
by: RAP 3      on: 23 Oct, 2018

Prabhu Bank Limited's Dhangadhi Branch has credited 150 ginger farmers' loan accounts, on the recommendation of CONNECT partner Organic Mountain Flavor (OMF).

OMF have facilitated loan applications for farmers to strengthen their supply chain. 

A further 45 farmers in Sahajpur, Doti and 117 farmers in Surkhet, all ginger producers in OMF's down stream supply chain, have submitted loan applications to PBL. 


Kathmandu University students give presentation on tax to Dailekh DCCI
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Oct, 2018

Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) MBA students delivered a presentation on tax and loan processes to the Dailekh District Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) Executive Committee.

The presentation covered VAT, TDS, vehicle tax, custom tax, income tax, calculation methods, calculation of tax for entities and final tax payments.  In addition, the students shared information about sources of finance for small businesses, private equity providers, capacity development providers, and types of industries and their methods of registration. 

The KUSOM students were in Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement, facilitated by CONNECT. 

Future Entrepreneurs in Dailekh meet Kathmandu University MBA students
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Oct, 2018

CONNECT facilitated a learning exchange between Narayan Campus Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) members and Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) students at Narayan Campus on 2nd October 2018.

Four KUSOM MBA students traveled to Dailekh to complete their Rural Enterprise Service placements, an MBA course requirement.  While in Dailekh, the KUSOM students took the opportunity share their experiences with FEC members and the Narayan Campus students presented their winning business plan “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”.


Young Entrepreneurs in Dailekh start tapari business
by: RAP 3      on: 09 Oct, 2018

The Future Entrepreneurs' Club (FEC) at Narayan Campus, Dailekh has started a new business -  “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”. FEC members collected sal leaves (shorea robusta) and bamboo sticks from nearby forest areas to start making Tapari.

Three young entrepreneurs, members of the CONNECT Future Entrepreneurs’ Club (FEC) in Dailekh, were among participants at the YUNUS Social Business Challenge 2018 and were awarded investment of NPR 50,000 under thematic area “Food and Women” for their business plan “Hariyo Paat Sabaiko Saath”. 

The FEC members started this business with a hope to support Dailekh Bazar to become plastic free and they have big ambitons; once they have tested the market and built demand the FEC is planning to invest the prize money in a machine to scale up production.