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Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award to BSC Entrepreneur

Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award to BSC Entrepreneur

12082_509705839051743_59727952.jpgMs Shanti Shakya Dolma, BSC entrepreneur of Kakani, received Surya Nepal - Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012 on 18 December, 2012. The award was to recognize the Nepalese social entrepreneurs who “create value for people, planet and profit”.   Out of the 84 applicants, 15 finalists were selected in the first stage and among the 15, 5 were selected for the Social Entrepreneurship Award. Ms. Dolma was one of them. She was awarded for providing an alternative to the negative impact created by artificial dyes along with mobilizing others within the community. Ms. Dolma also received a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees to further her business ventures.
 
Ms Dolma with four other women had started her natural dyes business named 'Himalayan Natural Dyes' after she received training from BSC. Ms. Dolma and other four; Anita Tamang, Dilmaya Lama, Saraswoti Tamang, Sushila Tamang had received Business management training and sustainable harvesting of natural plant, and natural dyeing training. After the training, BSC is continuously assisting the group for business registration, business plan preparation and building market linkages. Her enterprise that was established in 2008 is now able to provide employment to 13 individuals and has benefited numerous other people residing in the region. This enterprise has also helped to reduce the environmental impact caused by artificial dyes.
 
This group's natural dyes enterprise is also one of the selected enterprises for up scaling in The Asia Foundation project.
 
(Dolma's interview)

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