Basket of Education

Your gift empowers young women in Nepal by teaching them entrepreneurial skills.

The Problem

In Nepal, it is very difficult for women to escape poverty and improve their situations. In general, women are still expected to be subservient, are given inferior education in comparison to men, and work for less pay or no pay at all, typically in domestic work like cleaning, cooking, and caring for children, the elderly, and the sick. Even for women who are skilled in a trade, like sewing or jewelry making, many lack the financial resources or business training to be able to open and run successful businesses. 

The Program

The Women’s Empowerment Program is designed to support skilled women who are struggling to be profitable. Women will be trained in business development, and some will receive micro-loans to start or improve their small businesses. This program will also establish a social enterprise with products manufactured at the Lydia Vocational Training Centre. This will give the women hands-on experience in running a business and provide them with a platform to network and find sales opportunities within the market. The funds earned from the social enterprise will be reinvested into the program for sustainability.

Give a Basket of Education

Are you buying a basket in the name of a friend, child, or grandchild?
Email by December 7th, and we’ll mail you gift cards.

To order more than one type of basket: submit a separate donation form for each one,
or call 1-888-702-9805 with your order between 8am – 4pm.

Policy for Designated Donations

About Us

International Needs Canada is a charitable organization with a global network of 34 partner countries. Our approach to development relies on the empowerment of indigenous leaders to bring about change in their local communities. We focus primarily on the empowerment of vulnerable children through education, health and wellness, character development, and skills training.

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International Needs Canada

Toll-free: 1-888-702-9805
230-1119 Fennell Ave E.,
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L8T 1S2
Charity Number: #12994 3072 RR0001