cambodia & nepal (WORTH PROGRAM 2016)

 

Twenty years after Pact started its first WORTH group in Nepal, the community banking and empowerment model has transformed the lives of more than 550,000 rural women.  We tracked down the first WORTH group in southern Nepal and also featured groups from Cambodia. 

In addition to WORTH, we highlighted Sajhedari Bikaas, project in Nepal, USAID's flagship integrated governance project, which is empowering communities to achieve inclusive and effective local development.

Client: Pact


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WORTH’s Global Impact: Empowering Women from Africa to Asia

Highlighting Pact’s signature program, WORTH. WORTH’s unique model brings women and older girls together in groups of 20 to 25 to save money, access credit and start small businesses.

Photography

Villagers prime an irrigation pump, part of a Sajhedari infrastructure project.

Villagers prime an irrigation pump, part of a Sajhedari infrastructure project.

Pact's first WORTH group, who named themselves "The Light" in Nepali, count their savings.  20-years later, the group remains strong.

Pact's first WORTH group, who named themselves "The Light" in Nepali, count their savings.  20-years later, the group remains strong.

WORTH group members greet each other at the start of a meeting.

WORTH group members greet each other at the start of a meeting.

WORTH members focus on their ledgers in Nepal.

WORTH members focus on their ledgers in Nepal.

A WORTH member in Nepal.

A WORTH member in Nepal.

WORTH members in Nepal.

WORTH members in Nepal.

A WORTH member cooks lunch at her small business in Cambodia.

A WORTH member cooks lunch at her small business in Cambodia.

A WORTH member and child in Cambodia.

A WORTH member and child in Cambodia.

Scenes from Cambodia.

Scenes from Cambodia.

Scenes from Cambodia. 

Scenes from Cambodia. 

A  Cambodian farmer.

A  Cambodian farmer.