What is Hamri Bahini?
Hamri Bahini is a green social enterprise that has been in operation since 2013. Our primary objective is to create green and respectable jobs for disadvantaged women in ways that help us financially sustain our own activities. The enterprise is run mostly by committed youths – mostly women – many of them volunteers.
Where are we located?
Our operations are based in the HCI sustainability complex (Click here) in Ward No. 2, Rudreshwor Tole, Budhanilkantha.
HCI (Himalayan Climate Initiative) is a legally registered not-for-profit organization set-up in 2011 to find, design and run climate-smart social enterprises. Know more about HCI (Click here).
How do we function?
Hamri Bahini Green Social Enterprise is supported by a large number of volunteers – both men and women. Ever since our inception , we have been able to give satisfactory services to our customers.
Why Hamri Bahini Social Enterprise?
Mass scale immigration of Nepalese men has left us in a situation where it is obvious that women dominate our national workforce, unfortunately the government seems not to have taken note of this phenomenon. This is exemplified by the fact that there are not many initiatives from the government, even from the civil society organization focusing just in creating job opportunities for Nepalese women.
This situation has created a big problem in the society where much of the labor demand is designed for men, while much of the available workforce are women. The situation has also offers a great business opportunity for entrepreneurs who want to create and run a business model around it.
Hamri Bahini Green Social Enterprise was set-up in the above backdrop. The idea at HCI is to demonstrate a successful case so that entrepreneurs outside HCI could set-up their own women focused social enterprises, and thereby help meet the challenges as aforementioned.
Many youth previously involved with Hamri Bahini green social enterprises have, just like we thought, set-up their own unique women focused businesses outside HCI. The journey continues.
Hamri Bahini Champions
(Current as well as past)