GPW and GPF Nepal have jointly started a local initiative to empower local women with income-generating skills. One such workshop introduced ‘Lapsi’ candy making - a native fruit of Nepal. The much-loved Nepalese candy carries a lot of prospects for the Nepalese women. The program was conducted in joint collaboration with the Kosis Enterprises on the 10th of November with 24 women.
The program is a small business incubator for women who are interested in starting their own lapsi candy-making business. In addition to the candy making skills, participants also learned about starting and keeping a business with the help of technical and financial training. They also learned about safety, hygiene, and sanitation protocols and procedures for food production. To further amplify the impact, five women received a micro-grant loan to start their business.
Hom Kumari, a participant of the program said, “I am very happy to get this training and it is my first time attending such a program. I earned about Ten Thousand last year by making Lapsi candy. From this year I will start production in a commercial way. We have already registered our group of 24 women in the small and cottage industries for the purpose of fruit and vegetable processing. Not only as a producer, but I also want to be a trainer in the future and lead a group of women.