Unilever Nepal explores KGG as a partner to hold its Hamri Didi distribution channel to accelerate expansion and secure long term sustainability of the networ

By ruth on July 21, 2017

On CONNECT's encouragement, Unilever Nepal is looking to the future and planning for the long term sustainability of their Hamri Didi network.  Earlier today CONNECT facilitated a meeting between Mr Mukund Ghimire, Assistant Sales Manager, Unilever Nepal and Ms Sita Adhikari, Founder, Kalpavriksha Great Goods (KGG) (link is external) to discuss working together to expand product mix and support the Hamri Didis over the long term.  KGG is a women led

Unilever Nepal grants monsoon credit to women owned micro enterprises in Mid and Far West Nepal

By RAP 3 on July 7, 2017

Unilever Nepal Limited will, for the first time, offer monsoon credit of NPR 9,40,000 to 69 high performing Hamri Didis, their direct to door sales agents, operating in the Mid and Far West  This credit will enable these women to stock-up and continue trading during the monsoon without being affected by access related disruptions in supply.

CONNECT has facilitated the start up of 228 women owned micro enterprises

By RAP 3 on June 28, 2017

Earlier this year, Unilever Nepal Limited agreed to scale-up their partnership with CONNECT and work towards appointing 600 Hamri Didis across CONNECT’s core Districts by 2018.  As the CONNECT programme reaches the end of it’s first year of implementation the partnership is well on its way to meeting this target.  To date, 382 HDs have been appointed, 228 of which are trading.

CONNECT's collaboration with Unilever Nepal has been recognised for its work to promote sustainable livelihoods

By RAP 3 on June 12, 2017

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.  

A winning public private partnership

By RAP 3 on June 7, 2017

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.