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Women Construction Entreprenuers / Affordable housing & community development

49% of families in Nepal live in substandard, unsanitary houses and shelters. Crowded, unhygienic housing poses a direct health threat to women and girls in particular. Build up Nepal empowers women entrepreneurs to start their own micro-construction enterprises. We provide them with machines, technical training and long-term support to build new, safe homes. The women-led enterprises have a powerful multiplier-effect, igniting a sustainable economic engine in each village, creating new jobs, homes and resilient communities. They drive sustainable economic development and become role models for other women and girls in the community.

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Build up Nepal

Build up Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal


SPRING accelerator

SPRING accelerator
London, United Kingdom