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For 25 years Manushi has empowered Nepali women and artisans by supporting equity, entrepreneurship and excellence in sustainable development

OUR SHOP

TAKE A LOOK

We have an extensive collection of items from bedding to clothing and jewellery to accessories. Every piece hand made by one of our 1530 artisans. You can find something for everyone.

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PRODUCER STORIES

FRIEND'S HANDICRAFT

Established in 2002 by Mrs. Nirjala Shrestha and Mrs. Shanti Shrestha. They currently employ 125 artisans in their factory.

 

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MICRO-CREDIT

MANUSHI MICRO-CREDIT

Since 2002 Manushi been actively involved in micro-financing, providing loans to the poor and encouraging micro-enterprise development through skill trainings and workshops. 

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Earthquake Update

On Saturday April 24th, 2015, Nepal was hit with an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale. It shook most parts of the country, and left behind massive destruction in human casualties and physical property, leaving many people in unforgettable pain and tears.

As of this writing a large amount of survivors are still not back to living in houses. Thousands of old houses and temples were completely destroyed. Even the people who did not lose their homes, stayed outside under plastic tarps as there were strong aftershocks going on, and nobody dared to stay inside. About 40 percent of the populations were affected by this disaster in different parts of the country. The majority of our producers lost their homes and many of our staff’s houses were damaged or destroyed.

 

Damages caused by earthquake to Manushi properties:

STAFF HOMESPRODUCER HOMESMANUSHI OFFICE

Our micro-credit program of 20 thousand beneficiaries is concentrated in the following 4 districts of Nepal: Kathmandu, Sindhupalchock, Nuwakot and Dolakha(Charikot).  Unfortunately these were 4 of the hardest hit areas by the quake. In Sindhupalchok alone 90% of our beneficiaries in this area such as staff, clients and producers lost their families and homes.

Affect on Micro Credit Program:

 

 

Total Branch Office

13

Physical Damage(office)

10

Human casualties(Members)

55

Outstanding Loan

NRS.28,60,76,203

Affected outstanding Loan

NRS.24,31,52,685

Outstanding loan percentage affected

85%

Total clients

18,740

Affected clients

15,911

 

KATHMANDU VALLEY

SINDHUPALCHOWK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NUWAKOT: