Ep 74. Tsering Dolma Sherpa: Invest and Transform Women Entrepreneurs in Nepal
Sep 4, 2016 · 48 min
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Tsering Doma Sherpa is a Communications and Program Coordinator at Daayitwa in Nepal. Daayitwa (translates as ‘self-responsibility’ in English). The organization aims to enable a thriving Nepal where all citizens embrace their responsibilities to collectively transform societal challenges into innovative opportunities.

Instead of chasing after financial advancement and pursuing a comfortable and stable life in the US (Tsering was educated in the US for more than 10 years),  Tsering's wants to help others,  especially people who are underprivileged and underserved. She worked for several organizations including Equal Access Nepal and the United Nations.

In 2014, Tsering became a fellow at Daayitwa. In 2016, she began focusing on a program called WREAP, which stands for Women's Rural Acceleration Enterprise Project. This program didn't exist until recently.  Tsering and her team discovered that out of the 60 applicants who applied to the regular REAP program, only seven were women. When one woman became one of the five finalists, she expressed this very statement in a video: "Now it's not just my turn, but 500 other women in Palpa, Nepal."

With the support of grants and donations today at WREAP, many more female entrepreneurs can participate in leadership programs, technical training, networking, and facilitation of investment.

Visit: https://www.feisworld.com/tsering-dolma-sherpa/ for Show Notes, Quotes, Links and Resources (Bonus: videos of two program finalists who shared their stories)

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