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 2018 Impact Numbers

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**It is too soon to calculate the number of jobs created by Mentors Nepal in this country at this time. We are on track with our growth projections, and we are excited to update you as our impact grows.

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Success Stories From Nepal

Parbatti Rayamajhi

Parbatti Rayamajhi

The Success of Parbatti Rayamajhi from Nepal   Parbatti Rayamajhi is a loving mother and wife. She helps farm the land alongside her husband and son. They struggle to provide even the basic necessities for their family. Their home was damaged in the 2015...

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Niraj Pradhan

Niraj Pradhan

The Success of Niraj Pradhan from Nepal   Niraj Pradhan sells seeds and fertilizer in his shop. He was born and raised in this farming region of Makwanpur. He calls most of his customers by their first name. He knows of their struggles and understands what they...

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Updates from Nepal

Updates from Nepal

I took this picture (above) after hiking up each of these steps while visiting Kedar in Nepal earlier this summer. Kedar and his family have been farming this same land for generations, and for them farming is a labor of love. It is hard work, but they don't complain...

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Kedar Rayamajhi

Kedar Rayamajhi

The Success of Kedar Rayamajhi from Nepal   Kedar Rayamajhi has been a farmer his whole life. It is in his DNA. He father was a farmer, his grandfather was a farmer, his great grandfather was a farmer and so on. Today, he works side-by-side with his son. He is...

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Welcome to Nepal

Welcome to Nepal

Mentors Nepal    Last month I was able to travel to Nepal. I enjoyed spending my time meeting with the Mentors International clients of the microfinance co-ops that we are partnering with. My favorite experience of this trip was spending time teaching a group of...

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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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