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Chaudhary Foundation was established in 1995 by the Chaudhary Group in Nepal for philanthropic activities and social endeavours.

Chaudhary Foundation is designed to support the people of Nepal and has been an active ecosystem for a diverse range of projects to address the needs and requirements of the nation in areas of health, education, livelihoods, social businesses, and disaster relief management.


UNNATI, a unique initiative by the Chaudhary Foundation,
caters to the economic growth, evolution of heritage, and living knowledge systems of Nepal. As the abbreviation suggests, it is the focal point for Upscaling National, Natural, Artistic, and Traditional Industries.

UNNATI is a living ecosystem whose engagement and efforts to harness the tangible and intangible disciplines of artistic industries are growing and evolving with a bottom-up approach in the economic pyramid.



Upskilling and providing knowledge systems for women’s economic empowerment through creating value chains in indigenous crafts, cottage industries, and food processing leads to sustainable economic acceleration.
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A Retail chain of national and international branding and distribution of an artisanal Nepalese brand to grow and represent the journey of crafts in Nepal.
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Artistic expressions, research, and study within visual arts, literature, music, and theatre, with the aim of conserving heritage and fostering cross-cultural connections.
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Promoting local, fresh, and sustainably produced foods through best practices in agriculture, organic farming, and dairy farming as the primary source of livelihood.
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An experiential space to enable cultural hospitality, festivals, events, creative expression, inclusion, and exploration.
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“We promote green economic growth while prioritising environmental sustainability and social responsibility. We believe in using resources responsibly to reduce our environmental impact and create a greener future for our community and the world by implementing eco-friendly practises, promoting renewable energy, and reducing waste. Not only that, but we hope our initiative encourages others to adopt sustainable practises and contribute to a healthier planet.”

Craft Product Development, Production, and Marketing Strategy Preparation:

Started on June 13, 2023 to July 12, 2023
In a proactive step towards empowerment, visits were conducted to various producer groups, entrepreneurs, women cooperatives, women groups, shops, and factories specializing in lokta paper, natural fibers, ceramics & pottery,…
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Value Chain Mapping and  Business Plan Prepared

Started on June 13, 2023 to June 22, 2023
Detailed value chain mapping exercises were conducted for Allo, Large Cardamom, and Dhaka products. These exercises sought to understand the actors, influencing factors, and the current status of these products…
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Baseline Data collection:

Started on May 16, 2023 to June 14, 2023
Efforts were made to collect MSMEs data from local-level governments, ensuring a granular understanding of the diverse MSME landscape in the targeted regions. Location: Nawalpur, Kaski, Gorkha and Tehrathum districts…
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Service Mapping of the NGOs, CSOs & Cooperatives

Started on June 13, 2023 to June 13, 2023
Detailed information was meticulously collected from local non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organisations (CSOs), and cooperatives operating in Tehrathum, Kaski, Gorkha, and Nawalpur. This comprehensive data collection served as the…
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Lens-Based Residency Exhibition:

Started on March 19, 2023 to May 9, 2023
The exhibition culminated with a compelling display of work, including photos and videos, created during the lens-based residency. This section encapsulated diverse perspectives and narratives, offering a glimpse into the…
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Mission visit of Chaudhary Foundation and World Bank in two provinces

Started on May 1, 2023 to May 6, 2023
Critical consultation meetings were facilitated between local-level government officials, government representatives, NGOs, cooperatives, women groups, entrepreneurs, and producer groups. These sessions focused on delving into the status of MSMEs, fostering…
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Stakeholder Consultation Programs

Started on January 18, 2023 to June 15, 2023
A series of stakeholder consultation programs were conducted across eight districts in two provinces. These consultations aimed at understanding the current status of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), value…
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Prepared Upskill development Program

Started on January 18, 2023 to June 16, 2023
Under the umbrella of the WB and JSDF upskill program, strategic plans were meticulously prepared. These plans included the Stakeholder Engagement Plan, Environment and Social Commitment Plan, and Labour Management…
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Community Survey of Kawasoti & Gaindakot Municipality

Started on December 27, 2022 to January 13, 2023
A crucial aspect of the study was its primary goal to comprehend the current status of the Tharu community in Gandaki province. The examination delved into their livelihood practices and…
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Need Assessment of the MSMEs

Started on February 18, 2022 to February 23, 2022
The study conducted by Ashwarya Kulkarni embarked on a profound exploration, capturing the essence of craft and livelihood ecosystems in villages around Unnati Cultural Village and the Gorkha district. The…
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MOU signing with AOD

Started on February 20, 2023 to February 20, 2023
The Chaudhary Foundation has signed an MOU with Design for Sustainable Development Foundation (DFSD), a subsidiary of AOD/Design Corp Group of Companies in setting up an initiative for the joint…
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Collaboration with Dhaka Art Summit 2023

Started on February 12, 2023 to February 12, 2023
UNNATI is participating in the Dhaka Art Summit, a platform for artists, art enthusiasts, and cultural connoisseurs to promote artistic exchange and cultural dialogues. The event showcases Nepali art and…
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Welcome to Unnati Cultural Village