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.

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
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO.4: Hatti Hatti- Made in Nepal, Made to ChangeAugust 27, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Lokmani Subedi)
How many of you think of reusing your sari? Most of us know they can be used to prepare Thangna (Portion of sari used for a baby’s comfort) right? Or else, they can be used as materials to use at home. Somebody wearing them? No? Not surprising, after all who wears already used clothes? Hatti Hatti is a social business in Kathmandu that is changing this perception by producing new clothes from already used Saris and creating fashionable items that one can wear with pride! Read More
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP BLOG SERIES ISSUE NO.3: Anthropose - Serving for VisionJune 3, 2017 Bikas Udhyami (Anusha Neupane)
Have you ever imagined that while you are busy choosing for trendy and fashionable sunglasses, someone out there is struggling for vision? When you are paying for branded eyewear, someone is suffering to pay for simple Cataract surgery and cannot see this beautiful world? “Multiplying resources is the beauty of business” according to 29-year-old Suraj Shrestha, CEO and Founder of Anthropose, who found a solution to demand for branded eyewear and at the same time the need to support people in rural areas of Nepal who suffer from cataract. Read More