Amita B.K., a Chimmek ‘Digital Mahila’ from Bhelpur, Banke, confidently holds a tablet in her hand and asks her group members for the transaction details for that month. Not too long ago, Amita was keeping record of all the transaction by writing it down. “The tablet has made the meeting more efficient and productive,” she says, explaining about the online transaction system which she uses to carry out her meetings. Amita is one of 36 women who are known as ‘Digital Mahila’. These women, who are graduates from the same Chimmek Centre they now lead, get a stipend of Rs 10,000 per month.
In this way, UKaid Sakchyam Access to Finance’s partnership with Chimmek Bikash Bank not only trains women in tablet banking and empowers them to lead digital financial inclusion in rural Nepal, but it also gives opportunity for employment.