Sukhawati Store runs on the model of social enterprise. A social enterprise is an organization that applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in financial, social and environmental well-being.
“A social enterprise can be defined as a cause-driven business whose primary reason for being is to improve social objectives and serve the common good.”
Our major focus are 3 P: - Profit, People and Planet (earn profit for people and by preserving planet).
“Sustainable revenue differentiates a social enterprise from a traditional charity that relies on outside funding in the form of donations or grants to achieve its social mission.” Sukhawati store is an independent and sustainable business which prioritizes in the notion “एकको बेकार अर्काको सरोकार” and “नेपाल को लागी नेपाली “. The store is an integral part of income source whereas, it also mobilizes youths in fundraising activities and strengthening their capabilities. We are here for a cause: to encourage people to create this sharing culture within themselves and to reduce poverty, ensure environment protection and create job opportunities.
  • Till now we have provided job opportunities to 20 plus people and created skill building trainings.
  • Trainings such as; Capacity Building, Professional Development, Recycling and Up cycling, Finance Management, book Keeping has been provided to women and youth volunteers involved in Sukhawati Store.
  • In every 3 months we provide the rejected/waste clothes to DRISTI NEPAL (Rights to Existence), an organization that works for HIV infected women, violence survivors and rights for women that use drugs. Till date we provided 300+ kg of clothes to them to practice recycling. We also have been promoting many Nepali products from Kathmandu and outside of valley as our core motive is to promote sustainable livelihood.
  1. On 2018 we promoted Black Lentils (kalo musuri daal ) origin from Rasuwa and Likewise On 2019 we supported Mr Raju Shrestha ,a partially handicapped and economically unstable person by providing about 500pieces of clothes in nominal price: Rs 10 to resell them at his village,Butwal.
  2. On 2019 we promoted Fresh Organic Kiwi from Siranchowk-2 Gorkha cultivated by Kumar Gurung, one of our beneficiaries of “Namaste Agriculture Training” provided by Sukhawati Store
  3. On 2019 during our Sales event “GOOD FRIDAY “we helped Mr Buddhi Khadka, a partially handicapped (from Berojgar Apanga Tea Packing Industries) to sell his product /Lemon grass tea.
  4. On 2019 we promoted Lapsi Candy from Pharping Dakshinkali made by one of the beneficiary of Namaste Agriculture Program during “DASHAIN BAZAAR “event.
  • On August 2016 we provided income generating trainings to 21 differently able people residing in the shelter “Disable Service Center, Tarkareswor” and also sold their made products at our store.

 

Therefore, in coming days too, we will be promoting local food products, handicrafts, and recycled materials to support local entrepreneurs and promote sustainable practice in Nepal.