Women's Economic Empowerment





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Project Description

Region: Asia

Country: Nepal

Location: Khokana, Lalitpur

Total Budget: $41,819

Area of Focus: Economic and community development

Khokana is a small Newari village about 9 kilometres from the capital city of Kathmandu. The community of about 7,000 inhabitants consists primarily of farmers and artisans. Traditional practices still play a significant part in the life of the inhabitants. The devastating earthquakes in 2015 caused large-scale damage, many injuries and loss of life. Of the 900 households in the village, about 550 home were completely destroyed and 307 homes were partially damaged. The task of rebuilding the community is enormous and requires additional investment for most families.

The objective of this grant is to equip women in the community of Khokana with income-generating skills, that will contribute to empowering the community to rebuild and overcome the disaster. The indirect benefit from the extra income will be to lessen the risk of children dropping out of school to support household and income-generating activities. The Rotary Club of Patan has already secured most of the funds to submit a Global Grant application and has identified an international partner club in Canada. However we still short of about US$3800 in International club contributions that would be matched by a US$3800 in International DDF contribution.

The beneficiaries of the grant would be about 150 women and their families. The indirect beneficiaries would be the Khokana Women Awareness Society (KWAS) to carry out more training and social service for the community in the future.

Primary Host Partner

District: 3292

Rotary Club of: Patan

Primary Contact: Gabriele Mallapaty

Email: gabriele.mallapaty@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 7080

Rotary Club of: Mississauga-Meadowvale

Primary Contact: Lesley Barmania

Email: equinoxgrp@rogers.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means the funds have been received and the project is being implemented.

Project listed for the 2017-18 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #1746726.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Patan (3292)





Mississauga-Meadowvale (7080)





Branchburg Township (7510)





Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation






Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Tulsi Maharjan

System Entry: Pledge of $1,500 with $1,500 DDF by Dr. Tulsi Maharjan of the Rotary Club of Branchburg Township, District 7510.


by Tulsi Maharjan

System Entry: Project is now "Fully Pledged".


by Gabriele Mallapaty

The grant application is being submitted for TRF review.


by Gabriele Mallapaty

The application has been submitted and is under review by TRF.


by Gabriele Mallapaty

The project has been approved and implementation has started!


by Gabriele Mallapaty

System Entry: Application Sent to The Rotary Foundation through Member Access.


by Gabriele Mallapaty

System Entry: Application approved by The Rotary Foundation.


by Gabriele Mallapaty

System Entry: Payment has been issued by The Rotary Foundation.


by Gabriele Mallapaty

The project implementation is ongoing. Two training courses have been completed.

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