Dates: 2009 – 2013
Funded by: World Education Australia
Limited economic opportunities and lack of proper financial education contribute to the extreme poverty that people face in Nepal. Good Return is an innovative social enterprise established by World Education Australia to address poverty issues in the Asia Pacific region through microfinance and microloans.
In Nepal, Good Return partners with Nirdhan Utthan Bank Limited to provide loans to groups of poor women living predominantly in the southern Terai region of the country. World Education also provides technical assistance by delivering trainings in areas such as financial literacy and business, technical and vocational skills for income generation especially to women. In 2011, 1,394 clients took basic literacy classes, economic education classes, or participated in livelihood workshops. For more information about the Good Return project please visit: http://www.goodreturn.org/