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Mechanizing Allo / Income from underused resource

Mechanizing Allo
Mechanizing Allo
Mechanizing Allo
Mechanizing Allo
Mechanizing Allo
Mechanizing Allo

Himalayan Nettle fabric (locally, Allo) is very unique to Nepal and popular in the first world for its strength and durability. Main source of Allo thread is women based micro enterprises and there had been production bottleneck due to tedious traditional extraction method. Mantra Inc. designed a plant layout of 4 machines to produce thread from nettle stem. The machines were highly appreciated by the entrepreneurs in field test for its productivity. Based on this feedback, 80 such machines were bought by entrepreneurial group from 10 rural districts by next 2 months. Nepalese Allo’s micro enterprise have shifted paradigm with these machines.

Client / Manufacturer

Mantra Incorporation

Mantra Incorporation
Private Limited
Lalitpur, Nepal

Design

Micro Enterprise Development

Micro Enterprise Development
Programme
Lalitpur, Nepal