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Tulasi wins Best Micro-Entrepreneur's Award


Kathmandu, 4 April 2012 - Tulasi Budha Magar, Chair of Ganga Mala Agriculture Micro-Entrepreneurs' Group , Tulasipur Market Centre, has won the Best Micro-Entrepreneur's Award.

Mr Anil Kumar Jha, Honourable Minister for Industry gave away the prize during the closing ceremony of the 23rd National Industrial Fair and Micro, Cottage and Small Entrepreneurs’ Prize Distribution Programme on 25th March.

The award is recognition for her tireless efforts not only to be an entrepreneur herself, but also inspiring and keeping other female group members in the business and rendering them successful entrepreneurs. She has developed the entire village as a Mushroom Village and more than 100 Mushroom entrepreneurs have been benefited through her relentless efforts.

Tulasi, 42, resident of Tulasipur Municipality ward no. 6 Madannagar, Dang district, has been farming mushrooms since 2005. The award qualifies her for International Industrial Tour.  The country has not been decided yet.

After receiving the award Tulasi said, "Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) UNDP has given me a second birth as an entrepreneur. I have become able to change my family's and group-members' especially house-wives' daily routine. Now we have become entrepreneurs from mere housewives. We are enjoying our family lives because of successful enterprises. Thus, we thank MEDEP.”

Tulasi Budha Magar receives "Best Micro-Entrepreneur's Award" from Mr Anil Kumar Jha, Honourable Minister for Industry on the last day of the 23rd National Industrial Fair and Micro, Cottage and Small Entrepreneurs’ Prize Distribution Programme on 25th March 2012.  

She received 12-day training in mushroom farming in 2005 and became one of the members of Ganga Mala Agriculture Micro-Entrepreneurs' Group. Although she had begun farming mushroom a year before, her enterprise took off only after she got training from Micro-Enterprise Development Programme (MEDEP) UNDP. 

MEDEP not only provided the training but also a water tank, refrigerator, straw cutter, drum, motor, and skills in packaging and marketing her products. MEDEP also gave her opportunities to participate in local, regional and national level agricultural expos and trade fairs.

As a result of MEDEP support, Tulasi earned a net profit of Rs 110,000 (US$ 1,401) last year, which cost her less than US$ 1,000. She sells fresh and dried mushrooms and mushroom pickle. She has been making good profits over the years. Thanks to her steadily rising profit, she has built a home and a shed for mushroom at a cost of 2 million rupees (US$ 25,477). Her total investment in the enterprise is 15,000 rupees (less than US$ 200). 

The benefits of mushroom farming are manifold. She has become a known trainer and has trained more than 1000 people mostly women. The family eats mushroom daily and the intake of meat has also increased. As a result, all five members of the family are in good health.

The entrepreneurship has also enhanced her social status. She is the chair of Ganga Mala Agriculture Micro-Entrepreneurs' Group, Tulasipur Market Centre, Vice chair of District Micro-Entrepreneurs' Groups Association, and Member of National Micro-Entrepreneurs' Groups Association.

The fair was organized by the Government of Nepal, Cottage and Small Industries Development Committee and Micro, Cottage and Small Industries development Fund from 21st -25th March 2012 in Kathmandu.




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