Photo of the Week: Portrait of a Tibetan Entrepreneur
July 23, 2014
In Tibetan settlements across India, young entrepreneurs like Nyima play a key role in preserving Tibetan culture.
Nyima Dhondup, 22, watched many of his Tibetan peers in India leave in search of better opportunities overseas. But with training and support from TechnoServe, Nyima stayed in the Mundgod settlement and launched a cybercafe in his community.
More than 100,000 Tibetan refugees live in settlements across India, where the preservation of Tibetan culture is threatened by widespread unemployment and the out-migration of young Tibetans. As part of our efforts to create sustainable economic opportunities in Tibetan settlements, TechnoServe selected 60 entrepreneurs, including Nyima, to receive intensive business training and mentoring.
Now, Nyima says, “I would like to set up cafes in other settlements, or be able to invest money in other Tibetan businesses.”
Learn more about our work with Tibetan entrepreneurs in India.
Related Blog Posts
Creative solutions to agricultural water management in an arid region of India are boosting yields and incomes for smallholder farmers.
With the right mix of skills and confidence, rural youth in East Africa are building sustainable enterprises and creating new opportunities.
What can the success of a small-town fishmonger teach us about the financing needs of entrepreneurs? Quite a bit, according to TechnoServe's Chile country director.