Pillar I - Economic Sustainability
Pillar II - Rights to Quality Education and Health
Pillar III - Prevention, Protection and Participation
Pillar IV- Disaster and Humanitarian Response
Pillar V- Institutional Development
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Economic Sustainability (Pillar I)
Women's economic empowerment and closing gender gaps in the world of work are key to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Keeping in mind the Sustainable Development goals, this strategic theme aims at single women’s economic empowerment by boosting productivity, increasing economic diversification and income quality in addition to other positive development outcomes.
WHR has started its “Aadhar Savings and Credit,” a program that provides micro-credit (loans) to single women to help them engage in self-entrepreneurship or support any other economic aspect of their lives. Following a constant lobbying and advocacy by WHR for the past several years, Nepal Banijya Bank has recently started providing loans to single women who come up with their business plans in low interest rate of 2%.
What Aadhar Does?
Through the loans members have been engaged in livestock farming, agro-farming, mushroom farming, catering services, grocery shops, tailoring shops, cart shops, running cafeteria, boutique, driving (auto cars, rickshaws) etc.
Danish Embassy has contributed a sum of Rs. 14 Lakh as a revolving fund for saving/credit program to single women through Aadhar.
If you are also interested in receiving a loan from Aadhar please visit our office.
As the government has recently come up with the Youth Employment Program, this strategic theme also focuses on linking single women with this program aimed at their economic development for sustainable livelihood. In addition to it, WHR Chhahari provides trainings to single women on various income generation activities, which help them to independently start off their enterprises or by forming small groups. Further, this strategic theme aims at branding of the products made by single women and use different technologies for their marketing.
Our Bank DetailsAccount Name: WHR-OPPORTUNITY FUND
• A/C No.: 1501017500012
• Bank Name: Nabil Bank Limited
• Bank Address: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
• Swift Code: NARBNPKA