Maiti Nepal Rehabilitation and Counselling Center, Itahari organized a farewell ceremony for the 32nd group’s 6-month training and the e-rickshaw distribution after the completion of their 15-day training.
The trainees received entrepreneurship training, E-Rickshaw driving training, and a 6-month cutting and tailoring course.
The event was a success with the collaboration of Pro filia and Nepal SBI Bank, who provided a 25%loan and a 75% grant for the beneficiaries.
At the ceremony, chief guest Hon. Sitaram Mehata, member of the Federal Parliament of Nepal, handed over E-Rikshaw to three women beneficiaries who were economically deprived and did not have any alternative source of income to support themselves and their families. The handover ceremony was held on the premises of Maiti Nepal, Itahari, where a hundred plus people participated, including representatives from parliament, Itaharai sub Metropolitan, the Chairman of Ward No. 2 women’s group representatives, journalists, media, and other dignitaries from the local government.
The project’s major goal is to empower disadvantaged and at-risk women by increasing their access to the economy and additional possibilities. Furthermore, the project also aimed to promote a pollution-free environment through the distribution of eco-friendly products.
All three E-Rikshaw beneficiaries were overjoyed to be embarking on a new profession and a road to financial independence, which would allow them to support their families and overall well-being.
They have promised to make the most of this opportunity and to serve as role models for other aspiring women who wish to support their families by riding rickshaws.