“We are not just the future, but the change-makers of the present.”

“After I was selected to attend the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia, as an OFID-sponsored delegate, I received a message from Nischal Baskota, a young Nepali social entrepreneur based in the US. Nischal is the owner of a tea company—Nepal Tea LLC—and had read about my work in a blog post shared on the One Young World Facebook page. He told me he was very impressed with my Nutribeads idea and wanted to get involved.

At that time, our youth volunteers network SOCHAI was running a fundraising campaign to support pregnant and lactating mothers affected by the recent disastrous flood in the Terai region of Nepal. By collaborating with Nepal Tea LLC, we were able to provide counseling and nutritious food packages to women and children who were living with hunger and poverty in the disaster-affected areas.