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UKaid Skills for Employment (सीप) Programme Monthly Bulletin: October 2021

Funded by the UK Government, UKaid सीप, is brokering transformational partnerships with the private and public sector to propel growth of employment and entrepreneurial opportunities in priority sectors – commercial agriculture, light manufacturing, tourism, ICT, and construction – primarily in Province 2 and Lumbini Province. सीप uses an innovative Challenge Fund to expand market-aligned skilling, affordable financial products, and ethical migration services linked to gainful livelihoods for Nepalis and support transformation and growth within industries.

Innovative Rural-based Skilling and Enterprise Sustainability Model Established for the Carpet Industry

Kumari Dong, 31, a home-based weaver from Sarlahi District began her carpet weaving journey in Kathmandu 15 years ago. Living and working out of Nepal’s capital city came with benefits, as well as challenges. Her basic cost-of-living expenses were too steep; little income went into savings or productive use. After
Label STEP initiated the decentralization of the carpet manufacturing process with UKaid सीपs support in November 2019, Kumari, for the first time, saw an opportunity to weave carpets for livelihood right from her home-village.(Read More...)