Many of us associate certain age barriers with what can be achieved or the lifestyles that should accompany each age bracket. Working closely with the elderly, the founders of Aji's feel that retirement is just a career barrier - age is actually no bar for productivity. The ajis they work with enjoy staying busy, they are vibrant, productive and still pursuing hobbies actively.
As Kathmandu residents we have all complained when the garbage truck misses its round and the bags of waste mount up along bends of the roads and empty spaces. Each of us are contributing bags of waste regularly, but what do we know about where it ends up or bother to be part of the solution?
Nepal's history of sustainable use of resources by our ancestors finds continuity in traditional skills utilized by various communities to make products of daily use. This sustainable way that comes intuitively to our rural communities should direct our economic development says Rabi Chandra Malla, founder of Kolpa, who has developed a sustainable business on this model of utilizing local resources and skills.