The I st phase of a women's small loan project concluded in Deukhuri, Kathmandu recently. Implemented by a group of local NGOs and supervised by the ministry of local development with the Asian Development Bank's finaneial assistance, this phase of the project was geared to encourage women to be thrifty and self-reliant. The NGOs have ambitious plans; if the project succeeds in its objectives, the NGOs intend to continue with it in Deukhuri for the next 6 years.
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