Social Impact Stories: Durga Maharjan, Higher Ground Nepal

Showcasing the individuals who make up the artisan industry. Higher Ground Nepal My name is Durga Maharjan. I’m 35 years old single mother. My daughter is 16 years old and goes to college. Since my husband left me when my daughter was a child, we are just two in the family, mother and daughter. My […]

Higher Ground Nepal receives inaugural IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge

The Artesan Gateway was thrilled to learn news that Higher Ground Nepal, was one of six organizations to receive the inaugural IIX-N-Peace Innovation Challenge.   Focused on organizations based in Asia, the challenge identifies and supports organizations that are deemed “Impact Enterprises” who “work to empower women, engage youth and catalyze innovation and technology” and support […]

Artesan profile: Higher Ground Crafts, Nepal

Higher Ground Crafts (HGC), a part of Higher Ground Nepal, is a social enterprise that was formed in 2008. Established to provide skills, training and a source of income for low income women, Higher Ground employs single mothers, orphans and widows including several from the sex-tourism industry. The Artesan Gateway recently caught up with Oliin […]