Some of the major program components are:

  • Researching natural resources in Nepal to create products, often from raw materials deemed commercially non-viable
  • Uplifting the living standard of disadvantaged communities – especially women – through the creation of jobs in low opportunity areas
  • Linking producers with commercial vendors to create long-term business relationships
  • Developing environmentally friendly technologies and promoting sustainable harvesting
  • Harnessing traditional weaving skills by using modernized techniques to manufacture innovative, high quality products.

Success Stories


Towards tharu basketry

Towards the preservation of Tharu Basketry Culture The Tarai, southern belt of Nepal, is famous for basketry crafts, Mithila arts, and natural fiber floorings. The Tharu women, indigenous in that regi..

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CPLSUW project

The Conservation of Phewa Lake through Sustainable Use of Water Hyacinth (CPLSUW) project focuses to design a possible solution to control the widespread water hyacinth infliction in Phewa Lake by pro..


Nurturing weaving skills

Nurturing weaving skills based on natural fibers: a way towards women empowerment On 25 April, 2015, a powerful earthquake measured 7.3 in Richter scale struck with its epicenter at remote village of ..