Head of DFID Nepal, Mr. Rurik Marsden along with other senior representatives of DFID Nepal were on a 3-day field visit to observe UKaid Sakchyam’s interventions in the rural Mid-West Region of the country. The visiting team, along with Mr. Baljit Vohra, Team Leader of Sakchyam and Mr. Nirmal Dahal, Deputy Team Leader of Sakchyam, visited various partnerships in Dailekh, Kalikot, Jumla and Mugu.
In Daab, Dailekh, Mr. Marsden interacted with the branch officials and beneficiaries of Sakchyam-supported Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) Branch. Similarly, in Kalikot, the team met with the branch managers of Sakchyam-supported Sanima Bank, Shikhar Insurance and NIBL and also have a one on one session with their beneficiaries. In Jumla, the DFID and Sakchyam team visited apple farmers to interact about Weather Index Insurance and also visited the Kisan Microfinance’s branch in Narakot where they interacted with the group members. Finally in Mugu, the visiting team met with representatives and beneficiaries from Nirdhan Utthan Bank and Shikhar Insurance, both branches which were established with Sakchyam’s support.