A business start-up!

 Birthamode, Jhapa

For many families in rural parts of Nepal, secure tenure and decent housing mean starting a new life. For Pramila Mandal and her family, it means she can earn US $7 to $8 a day selling sweets and snacks from her new verandah.
After owning my own house, life has become much easier. It has allowed me to start my own business and earn money, while still being able to look after my children at home.
- Pramila Mandal -
In a short time, we have seen rapid economic development in communities where we have partnered with families.
In Birtamode Jhapa, five of the 37 families that moved into the Village Pride community have started up micro-enterprises in their new residences. Since January 2021, new businesses such as a butcher shop, general store, vegetable shop, and a tailor have started to flourish in the new settlement.


(October 2020 – December 2020)