Network of Homebased Workers
in South Asia

HomeNet Nepal

1)
Registered in 2003 under Societies Registration Act 1977
2)
144 Member Organizations from 34 Districts of Nepal
3)
Stationed at Kathmandu, Nepal
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Action Areas:- National Policy for Homebased Workers, Collection of data on Homebased workers, Building Membership Based Organisations of Homebased Workers, Organising and Creating Awareness among Homebased Workers; Capacity Building

Key Achievements of HNN:

1. Recognized as a Champion of HBWs: In seven years, HNN has earned a place for itself as a champion of HBWs in Nepal and given visibility both to HBWs and their issues- which were previously a non-issue in Nepal.

2. Expansive Network: HNN has been able to spread its net to 11 cities and 56 VDCs in 34 districts inspite of disturbances and unrest in the country as well as the difficult terrain and climate. 

3. Developed National Policy for HBWs with inputs from 9 line Ministries and Civil Society stakeholders:Drafting of a comprehensive National Policy for HBWs (now amalgamated into the New Labour policy) after following a very participatory process which involved nine line ministries and a wide range of civil society stakeholders including HBWs has been a key achievement. 

4. High Commitment to MBO structure: HNN is completely committed to the MBO structure for themselves as well as their members. Their present board comprises solely of MBOs, with the exception of the President and the CEO. 

5. Investing in the board members by organizing a series of workshops and exposure visits for them, thereby enabling them to play a meaningful role has been a good strategy. 

6. Raised Funds from various donors: HNN has successfully raised funds independently from Action Aid Nepal, Ford Foundation, DFID and CECI Asia and thereby are able to have a wider outreach supported by a small field presence. 

7. Developed partnerships with Government and Trade Unions: Another achievement has been the support and cooperation HNN has been able to get from various stakeholders like concerned government departments and trade unions (GEFONT and NTUC). 

8. Setting up of SABAH: Taking the lead and energetically setting up SABAH in Nepal, including acquiring a premises for the TFC, within a record time has also been done by HNN.

A-Z OF HOMEBASED WORKERS - NEPAL
A
Agricultural producer, aprons maker, allo and hemp product makers, agarbatti makers
B
Beads items makers, bamboo workers, Batik printers/block printers, bee keepers bedcovers, bhujia makers, basket makers, bag makers, belt makers, bed sheet makers, bidi rollers
C
Ceramic makers, candles maker, crochet makers, carpets weavers, cages maker, candle making, cobblers
D
Dhaka weaving by hand loom weavers, dress makers, dry candies of lapsi and amala etc, dry food making
E
Embroiderers
F
Felting, filigrees, furniture and wooden educational items, food makers, Food processors, felt, fixtures, filigrees makers, fabric painters,
G
Garment makers and textile workers, glass painter, goldsmith
H
Herbal tea producers, handicraft workers, handloom weavers
I
Incense stick makers,
J
Jewellery makers
K
Knitwear makers, knot craft makers,
L
Leather products maker, laundry worker (dhobi), leaf plate maker
O
Ornaments
P
Pickle makers, Painters, paper product makers, Pashmina shawl makers, plastic flowers makers, pot makers
R
Rubberised car cover makers, rain coat makers,
S
Shampoo makers,/Surf/soap makers, stuffed toys makers, synthetic bag maker and , silver jewellery maker, scarves makers, shawl weavers, screen printers, spices makers, stitching packaging, slipper makers
T
Tailoring work, Tharu stitch/embroiders, tea packers, traditional textile workers, tie workers, Thanka painters
V
Vegetable workers, Vicks makers, vermi composting workers
W
Wool spinners, woollen cotton textile workers, woollen bags, wood carvers

(As approved by the Board of Trustees on 05.09.2014)

I. PURPOSE OF HOMENET SOUTH ASIA :

The structure of an organization or a network depends on what it’s purpose and strategies are.

Vision Statement

HomeNets in South Asia envisions a scenario in which Homebased Workers are visible, protected, promoted, empowered ..

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