Namaste and thank you for dropping in!
Welcome to our corner of the Internet. This is where you can get to know us and get in touch. 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 thrive and this is our hope for the women who come to us for support. We have been in our new building for a few years now and still love 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. Women who have been through programs at Samunnat Nepal are now Board members helping to run the organisation that transforms their lives.
Meet some of the ladies who have come through the program and be inspired by how they have triumphed over tough situations. Or go to the website of our support organisation, Samunnat Inc,. to read the latest news and blog posts.
Most of our income generation training is for local sustainable businesses such as dressmaking, bookkeeping, pickle making and selling dairy products. Some women earn their income making beautiful polymer clay jewellery which we think is unique in Nepal. These skilled artisans produce beautiful Samunnat polymer beads and jewellery which is sold online and through selected retail outlets in Australia and beyond.
Wearing our jewellery is 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
It is even harder now than ever before to earn a living if you are a single mother in Nepal. But our ladies are resilient and resourceful. They keep trying to be independent and strong. For as long as possible, Samunnat Nepal is paying the ladies a small COVID-19...