Bikas udhyami

Through the Bikas Udhyami blog, we share our perspectives and analysis on Nepal’s state of affairs and development. In addition, as part of our blog we provide insights into our work and activities.

From Trafficked Children to Circus Professionals - The Story of Circus Kathmandu - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES NO 22June 25, 2019 Bikas Udhyami (Suraj Subedi)
First of all, all the traffic survivors who are with us are having a dignified life in the society. They are taking leadership to change the perception of people. Now someone can look at us and get encouraged. We are only 8 now out of 12 now in our team. Four girls got married and went their home. A few years back, you could not imagine a trafficked girl getting married, having a family and reintegrated into society. This is the hint that, though on a small scale, our effort is changing the social acceptance. Read More
A Voyage Towards Rural Coffee Farmers; The Story of Bean Voyage - SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES NO 21June 21, 2019 Bikas Udhyami
there are nearly 5 million smallholder women involved in coffee production - from picking, harvest, processing, and sorting. But often Times, they aren’t very involved with marketing and sales due to gender-based discrimination (household duties and other social exclusion). Even if they are able to reach the market, they often earn 39% less than their male counterparts. We’ve realized that this status-quo needs to change around the world, and started with our attempt to equip them with the knowledge and market networks so they can produce higher quality yields while maximizing profits. Read More
Waste Management at Its Best: The Story of Doko Recyclers SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES NO 20May 31, 2019 Bikas Udhyami (Dipika Khatiwada)
Our vision is to standardize proper waste management and implement it across the country such that 90% of the waste we generate would be recycled instead of ending up in landfills. This would not only ensure our environment (mainly water, air, and soil quality) would be better, but it would also circle back valuable resources into our economy Read More
Bringing The Tastes from The Kitchen to The Cafe - The Story of The Village Cafe SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES NO: 19May 31, 2019 Bikas Udhyami (Sajani Lama)
Our Cafe is based on the farm-to-table concept. The vegetables, dry lentils and other kinds of stuff used in our cafe are directly supplied from the farms of our home-based workers. There are several business units located in different parts of Nepal which supply the kitchen materials. Read More
Working with women, one of the first things I encountered was patriarchy. Husbands who can earn and who can’t earn both are not willing to let their wives go and earn. It is a matter of pride for them. Because of this reason and others, women are confined to the house that is run by a male. It happens among all classes of people, even among upper-class women. Many men still want their wives to be at home, raise the children, wash their clothes and do nothing more than that. Read More