Namaste and thank you for dropping in!
Samunnat Nepal is a homegrown, grassroots organisation based in Jhapa, eastern Nepal. We exist to empower women who are vulnerable to violence and poverty. We do this by providing legal support, income generation training, counselling and mentoring to women from vulnerable situations. Samunnat means to flourish and this is our hope for the women who come to us for support. (This photo shows some of us celebrating the spaciousness and light of our new home! Our home was built with the help of the international polymer clay community. Read about it here)
Read about our work here and read regular updates about what we are doing on our blog. Meet some of the ladies who have come through the program and be inspired by how they have triumphed over tough situations.
Most of our income generation training is for local sustainable businesses such as dressmaking, bookkeeping, pickle making and selling dairy products. Some women are trained to work in the Sapta Rangi Studio which is unique in Nepal. The Sapta Rangi Studio is a social enterprise where skilled artisans produce beautiful Samunnat polymer beads and jewellery which is sold all over the world.
Wearing our jewellery or making your own jewellery with our beads is like wearing a bit of Nepal’s colourful spirit. Your purchase begins a small miracle that enriches both you and the women from Samunnat Nepal. These fashion items become wages, income training, education for their children, food, medicine, and hope for a brighter future.
From the Blog
Income generation training is a big industry in Nepal and sometimes the only people who benefit are the trainers. We need to think critically about what is available. Sometimes there are no jobs to be had at the end of training; sometimes there is an oversupply of...read more