Shenpen Skills Training
Micro-credit and Skills Training for Poor and Needy Women in Nepal.
The business skills course includes marketing, bookkeeping, accounting and business planning,
Between 2009 and 2016, Shenpen supported 51 skills training courses for 1,484 women at an average cost of $14 per woman. Out of 1,484 trainees, it was found from a survey that 82% of them have utilized their training skill by further expansion of their farm land or by starting new business whether by taking the loan from WCS or by mobilizing their own internal resources which has led to improve their standard of living.
According to our estimate, the income of the woman after the training seems to have increased from 20 to 30 per cent. Moreover, such income of the woman after the training seems to increase gradually with passage of time.
C.H.A.N.C.E. for NEPAL (UK) is generously supporting these projects.
Success Story-Nirmala Lamichane Posted Jul 18, 2017 By Anamika Aryal
The Women’s Cooperative Society (WCS) has been providing training for the past nine years to its members. The micro finance program empowers women and lifts the living standards of underprivileged women. WCS achieves this by providing low cost loans to its members with minimum interest. Recently, during one of their training…