Namaste and thanks for dropping in!
Samunnat Nepal is a home grown, grass roots organisation based in eastern Nepal. We exist to empower women who are vulnerable to violence and poverty. Welcome to our little part of the internet. This is where you can get to know us and get in touch. Our primary aim is to provide legal support, counselling and income generation training 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! 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, book-keeping, 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.
We are currently working on our Sapta Rangi Studio page where you will soon be able to read more! You can purchase jewellery from various galleries, events announced in our blog or on our online store. Our didi beads are exclusively available from Heather Richmond at Over the Rainbow and a range of loose beads are now exclusively available from Paulette Walther of Kazuri West at her Many Hands Marketplace.