Bhatbhateni Foods have signed an MOU committing to place orders for Jumli Beans with CONNECT partner, Aastha General Store. Managing Director of Bhatbhateni Foods, Mr Anil Gurung signed the MOU last week. We expect the first delivery of beans under this new agreement to arrive in Kathmandu in January.
RMG Public Audit for payment made from November 2016 to April 2017 through DCC was conducted from 25th June to 27th June 2017 in all RMGs working roads of Jumla. In the Audit programme, RMGs agreement expiry date, amount remained to be paid as per agreement, payments facilities, allowances provided and other similar topics were discussed. Likewise, work progress, problems and their mitigation measures were also discussed.
The CONNECT team have been supporting Unilever Nepal to activate and recruit Hamri Didis (HDs) in Jumla. The response has been overwhelming with attendance at every community engagement and early trade volumes exceeding our expectations - evidence that women in the Mid and Far West are hungry for self-sustainaining opportunities.
We met with 395 women at 7 engagements and appointed 98 HDs. 41 HDs have placed their first orders, investing NPR 279,910.
As of 23 April, there are 339 HDs in CONNECT Districts.