Winter 2018 Newsletter
Message from the Trustees
It has been an exciting year as we continue to scale up the Ujyalo Bhabisya (UB) Co-operative and progress has been impressive. The initiative is becoming an integral part of the fabric of each of the participating communities. The active participation of its members and their sense of ‘ownership’ are and will be crucial to its future success.
We thank our donors and supporters for their continued backing without whom our successes would not be possible. We wish you a relaxing Christmas and a very happy 2019!
The DN Trustees
Message from Nepal: Ram Niraula, Programme Co-ordinator
We have nearly achieved our target of accounts in the Co-operative this year and hold deposits to value of nearly 10 million NPR from which we are able to make loans to members.
The Co-operative has supported 72 entrepreneurs and 539 other members for agriculture, child education and income generation activities. Of note, our Co-operative now has the second highest number members of any such organisation in our areas. We had a wonderful AGM this year with attendance of 874 members (being 58% of our total membership).
We hope that we will have 2,000 saving accounts in our Co-operative in the next year with a value of 13 million NPR. The guidance and support from the Development Nepal trustees have always been the backbone of our Co-operative and this will continue to motivate the Co-operative team to achieve our objectives. Finally, a big thank you!
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The 2017 Annual Report has now been released.