In the past few years we have seen a surge in the #MadeInNepal movement where producers and consumers alike are supporting locally made products and doing their best to give further momentum to this movement as well as shed more light on its importance in preserving the culture and fueling our economy.
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.
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.