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.

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SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO. 9: CONVERTING TRASH INTO MONEY: THE STORY OF KHAALISiSiJanuary 11, 2018 Bikas Udhyami (Lokmani Subedi)
Many people consider us as a normal agent, but we are more than that. It is just the tip of the iceberg. Below that, we are working to eliminate cultural barriers, trying to make this sector respectful and more importantly are working towards finding a long-term solution to the problem of trash. Read More
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO. 8: Solving Water Scarcity Issues in Nepal: The Story of Best PaaniNovember 20, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Lokmani Subedi)
Most have to depend on weekly and irregular water supply and resort instead of pulling water via electric motor pumps. As the water pressure rises up, your electricity bill shoots up. But do you know that there is an easy solution to this problem? Best Paani is a social enterprise that provides the solution to the existing water scarcity and increasing demand for water through rainwater harvesting and filtration technologies. Read More
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO. 7: Danfe - Tailoring LifeSeptember 18, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Anusha Neupane)
In the aftermath of the earthquake in 2015, many organizations were established to help victims. However, Danfe did something different, by finding a sustainable way of supporting earthquake victims focusing on disadvantaged women and girls aged 18-25. Kritishma Karki, Executive Director, and Bijeysh Ranjit, Director of Development and Administration, sat down with Bikas Udhyami and shared the story behind the establishment of Danfe and how they are empowering women to become self-employed. Read More
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO. 6: Redmud Coffee - A brand built on its rootsSeptember 10, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Lokmani Subedi)
Aashish Adhikari, the founder of 'Redmud Coffee' is among the most successful young entrepreneurs in Kathmandu Valley. He owns his own coffee brand, sells it abroad and runs his own chain of coffee shops. In his own words, he is cultivating the habit of drinking coffee among Nepali people. Aashish Adhikari, the founder of Redmud Coffee is among the most successful young entrepreneurs in Kathmandu Valley. Read his interview to discover the story behind his journey. Read More
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO. 5: Seeing Hands- A special sense of touchSeptember 4, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Anusha Neupane)
Are you thinking of relaxing your mind and body after a tiresome workweek, after a long journey, hike, or trek through hills, and have been looking for a place that provides a body to rejuvenate your body and soul? Then “Seeing Hands” might be the perfect choice for you! A massage clinic led by visually impaired persons, “Seeing Hands”, provides you with a special sense of touch! Read More