Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values

SNASEA 2012 Winners

Below are the photos of SNASEA 2012’s five award winners and 3 specially recognized individuals and 4 NBI Agents of Change Honorees, in no particular order. Click on images below to know more about the SNASEA award winners and specially recognized individuals.

Shanti Shakya and her team receives the award

Shanti Shakya and her team receives the award

Name: Ms.Shanti Dolma Shakya

Venture’s Name: Kakani Himalayan Natural Dyes

Venture’s Location: Kakani V.D.C -6, Nuwakot

Contact: 00977-9808801708, 00977-9841008599,

Awarded for providing an alternative to the negative impact created by artificial dyes along with mobilizing and empowering others within the community by providing skills.

Chiran Jeevi Poudel receives the award

Chiran Jeevi Poudel receives the award

Name: Mr Chiran Jeevi Poudel

Venture’s Name: Seeing Hands Clinic, Kathmandu

Venture’s Location: Thamel, Kathmandu

Contact: 00977-9856029137  , 00977-1- 4253513,

Awarded for addressing the challenges and lack of employment opportunities for the visually impaired through job creation and skill transfer.

Prachanda Shakya receives the award

Prachanda Shakya receives the award

Name: Mr. Prachanda Shakya

Venture’s Name:  Nepal Traditional Handicraft Training Center

Venture’s Location: Aksheswor Mahabihar, Pulchowk, Lalitpur-3

Contact: 00977-1-5009078, 00977-9841366671,

Awarded for keeping the legacy of traditional art alive through his training institute and also providing avenues of employment and learning for the younger generation.

Jasmaya Pun receives the award

Jasmaya Pun receives the award

Name: Ms. Jasmaya Pun

Venture’s Name:  Hampaal Allo Tatha Kapada Bunai Udhyog

Venture’s Location: Shalija V.D.C -7, Parbat, Dhaulagiri

Contact: 00977-9847652761, 00977-9847636543

Awarded for being an example, not just in Parbat but the whole of Dhaulagiri zone where she and her team have trained women in Allo production.

Bishal Dhakal receives the award

Bishal Dhakal receives the award

Name: Dr. Bishal Dhakal

Venture’s Name: Health at Home Private Limited (HHPL)

Venture’s Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: 00977- 9841515934, 00977-1- 4116024,

Awarded for creating an innovative solution to the various problems faced by the patients while dealing with the healthcare services and creating easy access to healthcare.

Thaneshwor Bhusal receives the recognition

Govinda Ghimire receives the recognition

Name:    Mr. Govinda Ghimire

Venture’s Name:  Alternative Herbal Pvt. Ltd.

Venture Location:  Madhyapur Thimi -15, Bhaktapur

Contact: 00977-1-4036359, , www.

Recognized for his innovativeness in using natural resources for the betterment of the community and the people involved.

Tara Banskota Adhikari receives the recognition

Tara Banskota Adhikari receives the recognition

Name: Ms. Tara Baskota Adhikari

Venture’s Name:  Shangrila Agro World

Venture’s Location: Tara Marg, Sinamangal, Kathmandu, Nepal

Contact: 00977- 9851064659 , 00977- 9851024312,

Recognized for using a business model which impacts all the employees and the surrounding communities of the village in Panchthar in a positive manner.

Som Prasad Gauchan receives the recognition

Som Prasad Gauchan receives the recognition

Name: Mr. Som Prasad Gauchan

Venture’s Name: Everest Tea Estate, Pvt. Ltd.

Venture’s Location: Pragya Marga, Kalanki -14, Kathmandu

Contact: 00977-1-4279113, 00977-9851086168,

Recognized for addressing the problems related to the extreme backwardness of Bhotechaur village and creating opportunities for the local people.

Honorees of NBI Agents of Change are listed below, in no particular order.

Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd. for providing consulting services and investment to innovative ventures

Himalayan Naturals Pvt. Ltd. for their community enterprise development

Women Support Saving and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd. for supporting women entrepreneurs through loans, trainings, and market linkages

Brihat Investments Pvt. Ltd. for supporting ventures in the real estate sector.


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