Bihani: (noun) morning, beginning of a new day

Established in 2013, Bihani Social Venture is Nepal’s first social enterprise relentlessly working to foster age and disability inclusive communities focusing on older adults. To promote a society inclusive of elders, Bihani offers innovative and diverse services and activities. Our primary focus is on individuals above the age of 50 (however not limited to it) while our secondary focus is on families, institutions and organisations who directly or indirectly work or interact with elders.

Our Objectives

To address the issues of loneliness, dependency, and loss of confidence due to retirement, relocation, health status or family member’s migration or busy lifestyle, through social engagement activities

To create platforms where our elders can contribute their skills, expertise and economically participate through linkage with bazaars, like-minded organisations, companies and individuals

To address ageist stereotypes and create awareness on the changing demographics, the need for positive outlook to active ageing, and to promote age friendly communities where we want to age in

core beliefs

Elders’ experiences are valuable to make a difference in our communities

Human touch is powerful and everyone deserves to be loved and feel worthy

Need-based person-centric/family-centric approach is useful for targeted and efficient outcomes

I always knew that I wanted to do something to contribute socially but was not sure how or what. While growing up, I did my schooling in boarding schools which contributed in my gaining knowledge of different cultures and issues along with my inquisitiveness to learn from others. After graduation, I stumbled in to working in the corporate sector where I had a great job and good enough income however; I had a void within me and the question that always lingered in my mind was – “What am I doing? How am I contributing?” After much contemplation, I left my job to pursue a Masters in Media and Communication Management with the aim of getting into campaigning in the development sector. After having travelled abroad for my education, I finally decided to return to Nepal to pursue my dream of “doing something.”

Our Social Impact Partners

Bihani conducts social engagement activities with the elderly and provides psycho-social care support to positively impact their lives.

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