Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial activities have been considered to be important contributors to economic well-being all over the world. The most important contributions of entrepreneurship comprise job creation, smoothing of the markets by introducing innovation, and enhancing efficiency through more competition and poverty reduction by self-employment options.
It is publicly believed that the lack of entrepreneurship together with limited capital, skilled workers and technology have been the main important causes of relatively economic backwardness in most of the countries.There is an observed need for a specially designed empowerment programme for women in the Terai, where gender-stratified setting is high and women’s low autonomy is largely the result of traditional factors.
“Suggests policy measures, business and management training, and the promotion of entrepreneurial networking systems, as potential ways to empower entrepreneurs (women) and create leadership opportunities, in the hopes of bringing women into the mainstream business sector in Nepal. Reach out to rural entrepreneurs and provide them with gender-sensitive and affordable training, coaching, networking and mentoring services that will develop their growth potential.
Raise awareness among financial and micro-finance institutions about rural women entrepreneurs’ needs and introduce incentives for them to provide appropriate, accessible and flexible financial products and services (including affordable insurance and savings), at fair interest rates.
Foster coordination, information exchange, referrals and collaboration among local business development service providers, employers’ and women entrepreneurs’ associations, NGOs, cooperatives and financial institutions, to improve rural women’s access to information and other relevant services. “
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