SEWA, Social Economic Welfare Action for Women and Children

Rapid urbanization and a consumption-oriented economy have triggered severe environmental problems in Kathmandu, Nepal. Youths represent around half of the total population in Kathmandu and many follow unsustainable consumption habits. SEWA’s project aims to change the behaviour of youth in Kathmandu by creating a ‘Sharing Community’ using a farmers market as an intervention point. The project will focus on empowering youth through field exposure and interaction with farmers, as well as workshops and mentorship on sustainability, recycling, upcycling, organic farming and e-commerce.