Non-traditional women entrepreneurs

Non-traditional women entrepreneurs
Non-traditional women entrepreneurs

It might seem unbelievable to hear that some women in urban Nepal have started a hair cutting enterprise. But this is exactly what three women in Hetauda did. Considering, Nepal, a country where even men from the hill region hesitate to take up the job, these women have broken the shackles of blind superstition grappling the modern-society is indeed extremely unbelievable.

After the initial training in hair cutting provided by the municipality, three women joined hands to establish an enterprise called "Nawa Shrijana Hair Cutting & Beauty parlour". Since then not only have they been a frequent topic of deliberation in local media but have also been contributing to expand local economy and generate profitable self employment. On recommendation of the TLO, RUPP provided them with a credit support of Rs.10,000.00 to start this urban service related enterprise. Hetauda municipality has presented them with a certificate on the occasion of municipal council meeting complementing on their exemplary feat.

Taking a clue from them, some other women in the municipality have also started the same enterprise. This type of business has helped tremendously for self-employment and served the cause of gender equality. That?s why the chairperson of the enterprise group Ms. Saraswati Gautam says, "today we are proud of our business doing the job that usually men do".