Bissanu recently migrated to Ilam and joined an existing center with Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner NULBSL. She took a loan of 60,000 NPR ($513 USD) which she invests in jewelry sourced from Bhadrapur. Her husband also carves silver and crafts individual items. Their shop is popular because customers can make custom jewelry orders. She also opened up a pension savings account with NULBSL when she joined.
Microfinance Partner: Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited
Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited, “the bank for upliftment of the poor” is a microfinance bank established in November 1998 under Company Act of Nepal 1997 (now Company Act 2006). The vision of NULBSL is to be a bank with a social conscience that enables poor to contribute equally to a prosperous, self-reliant rural society through self-employment and social awareness, and help to reduce poverty in Nepal.