Nepal

est. 2018

Mentors International Opens Up a New Branch in Nepal

 

On April 9, 2018, Prateek Sharma, Country Director, Choice Nepal, signed the paperwork and Mentors Nepal officially began giving out our first loans in the Makwanpur District of Nepal. There are over 400,000 people living in this very poor and rural district. We are very eager to begin serving these humble and hardworking people who previously did not have access to microfinance institutions.

This new branch in Nepal is the result of a joint venture with Choice Humanitarian. We are partnering with local savings and loan co-ops that will help distribute the loan funds. Our staff will be on hand to help educate, train, and mentor the entrepreneurial clients of these co-ops.

We are excited about the future of this new Nepali branch, and we look forward to sharing stories of success, innovation, and self-reliance from our entrepreneurs.

"People become great because of their heart."

- Laxmi Prasad Devkota, Nepali poet, playwright, and novelist.

Mentors Nepal 2019 Impact Numbers

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Success Stories From Nepal

Learning New Skills, I am Becoming a Professional Farmer

Learning New Skills, I am Becoming a Professional Farmer

Maiyya Devi Karki and her husband and three children work as farmers. It is was their parent’s profession and their grandparent’s profession. That is all they have ever known. Looking back Maiyya realizes that she did not understand marketing and product pricing....

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This Is Our Promise

This Is Our Promise

  Today, our world is different than it was yesterday, but one thing will never change… The individuals and families Mentors International and Lifting Generations serve still need us… and they will need us tomorrow, even more than they do today. Our team may be...

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Greenhouse Reward

Greenhouse Reward

Mentors International along with our partners CHOICE Humanitarian and local savings and loan co-ops in Nepal have been successfully providing MENTORING and business development trainings in Nepal for a year and a half. In November of 2019, our MENTORS started a...

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Awards in Nepal

Awards in Nepal

Through our operations in Nepal, Mentors International has partnered with two micro-loan cooperatives in Palung, and Makwanpur, Nepal. In May, 2018 around 250 impoverished farmers/entrepreneurs received their first loans to grow their enterprises. These farmers...

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Tea Shop Success

Tea Shop Success

“I am thankful to the concerned organizations for making me aware about the importance of business planning, saving for the future, and facilitating these loans for business promotion,” says Somnath. Somnath and his wife were two of the first people to attend the...

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Interested in receiving a microloan and business training

to help your small business in Nepal?

Our branch is located in the Makwanpur District.

Local Leadership

Prateek Sharma

Prateek Sharma

Country Director Choice Nepal, In-Country Partner

Prateek Sharma was born in Chainpur, Sankhuwasabha district, Eastern Nepal. He was raised in a very small town with his family. His father owned and operated a small medical store. Being surrounded by those living in poverty, made him appreciate the difficulties families in his community faced. When he went to Kathmandu at the age of 18 for further studies, he was dedicated to finding ways to help the poor. While in Kathmandu he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and Management.

After graduation,  Prateek started his own construction business. Over time he became an “A” class contractor, the highest rating for a contractor from the Nepali government. He oversaw construction of many public buildings, water and irrigation projects, health centers, and roads. But he never forgot the poor and disadvantaged people in the communities he worked in. He wanted to do something for them, to ease their burdens.

Since June 1, 2016, Prateek has been serving as the CHOICE Nepal Director. He is dedicated to the work and is passionate about continuing progress. With this joint venture between CHOICE Nepal and Mentors International he also serves as the program manager of Mentors Nepal. Mr. Sharma aims to eliminate extreme poverty, maintain transparency within the organization, and ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of all projects.

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