NCELL has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with RAP3 CONNECT to offer over 400 women the opportunity to become retailers of NCELL re-charge cards.
Bottlers Nepal Limited (BNL) (authorised bottler of the Coca-Cola Company) is collaborating with RAP3 CONNECT and Unilever Nepal Limited (UNL) to sell their products through our network of 400 + Hamri Didis; Hamri Didis have have placed orders for BNL stock and last week they received their first deliveries of Coca-Cola products.
Around one quarter of Nepali people live on less than $1.90 a day according to the Asian Development Bank. In this young democracy prone to natural disasters, such as the earthquake of 2015 and the floods of 2017, subsistence agriculture is the main source of livelihood for four out of five people. However, it is not nearly enough to make ends meet.
Earlier this year 69 Hamri Didis received monsoon credit of NPR 945,000 from Unilever Nepal Limited. The short term credit enabled the Hamri Didis to stock-up and continue trading during the monsoon without being affected by access related disruptions in supply.
This is the first time UNL has offered monsoon credit to Hamri Didis in the Mid & Far West and we’re delighted to confirm that all 69 women have successfully repaid their loans within the agreed credit period.
CONNECT's collaboration with Unilever Nepal has been recognised for its work to promote sustainable livelihoods
The partnership between CONNECT, Unilever Nepal Limited and Prabhu Bank Limited has been recognised for its work to promote sustainable livelihoods for women by The Association for Consulting and Engineering Awards 2017. IMC Worldwide, the UK firm implementing RAP3 and convenor of the partnership accepted the accolade at the Awards ceremony held in London, last week.
Subash Bikram Thapa, CONNECT Office Manager
My assignment was to activate 15 HDs and identify a further 100 potential HDs from different, remote VDCs within Bajura.
Delighted that IMC Worldwide have been shortlisted for Collaboration Champion of the year at The Consulting and Engineering Awards 2017 for UKaid funded RAP3 CONNECT’s partnership with Unilever Nepal Limited and Prabhu Bank Limited. With fantastic support from Unilever Nepal and through close collaboration we have selected, appointed and trained hundreds of women in the Mid and Far West of Nepal to trade as Hamri Didis, Unilever’s direct to door sales agents.
CONNECT is expanding it's partnership with Unilever Nepal Limited, and together we have selected and appointed 26 Hamri Didis in Dadeldhura. This takes the total number of CONNECT Hamri Didis appointed to date to 122 across 6 Districts. 94 of them have started trading and have invested NPR 1,591,266. Read more about our Hamri Didis.