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HM Ambassador and the Head of DFID Nepal Visit SAFAL Program in Doti

Date: Sep 17, 2014

September 08, 2014: HM Ambassador to Nepal His Excellency. Andy Sparkes and Head of DFID Nepal Mrs. Gail Marzetti along with other DFID team members visited SAFAL program in Budar, Doti. The high level visit takes place after the completion of one year of the project. During the visit, the team visited and interacted with Chhahara Cooperative members, Financial Literacy Training participants and project beneficiaries supported through the project.

Coincidently, it was the closing day of “Gaura” (a local festival celebrated in the hills and mountains of far-western Nepal) in Budar Doti and the team also observed the closing ceremony of the “Gaura” cultural event in Budar.   SAFAL project is a part of DFID Nepal “Access to Finance for the Poor Program” in Nepal.  Currently SAFAL is being implemented in 13 districts of Nepal to reduce poverty in remote and rural areas particularly hills and mountain communities.

HM Ambassador and DFID HoO with Cooperative Members

HM Ambassador and DFID HoO with FLT Participants

DFID HoO joining local women groups celebrating 'Gaura’

HM Ambassador and DFID HoO at a cooperative member’s home


Download file for more information : DFID Team Visit.docx