Polythene Bag Displacement Efforts take a big leap forward: Big Mart Supermarket chain introduces Hamri Bahini Green Shopping bags


KATHMANDU, Nepal (July 10, 2013) The reusable and bio-degradable cotton shopping bags from Hamri Bahini-The Green Angels Social Enterprise is, today on, available at 50% subsidized price at all five outlets of BIG MART Supermarket in Kathmandu, coinciding with the supermarkets’ 4th Anniversary. The supermarket chain kicks off their 4th anniversary celebration promotion today, the 10th of July, until the 21st of July. Hamri Bahini bags are among the 2,000 or so products that will be sold at a discount [...]

Celebrating Success of Hamri Bahini

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22nd May 2013 To celebrate the initial success of Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels Social Enterprise, His Excellency Mr. Frank Meyke organized a dinner at his residence. The dinner marked the success of Himalayan Climate Initiative’s Hamri Bahini Cotton Shopping Bag project that received angel funding from GIZ. Hamri Bahini Cotton Shopping Bag project aims to provide alternatives for the commonly used polythene bags found in every nook and corner of Nepal. The project has received massive private sector’s support [...]

Orientation for Bhatbhateni Cashiers

Our CEO and Founder Prashant Singh interacting with our Bhatbhateni Cashiers

Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels, a social enterprise of Himalayan Climate Initiative organized series of orientations with the Bhatbhateni Cashiers in regards to the Hamri Bahini cloth bags sold in various outlets of Bhatbhateni Super Market. The discussions mainly deal with the problems faced by the cashiers while giving out the Hamri Bahini cloth bags. The orientations include an interactive discussion with our program coordinators followed by a tour of the office where in the employees of Bhatbhateni get to [...]

Polythene bag usage reduced by almost 50%. Thanks to The Gen Nep Volunteers!

Former Miss Nepal 2010 Sadikshya Shrestha as a Gen Nep volunteer for Hamri Bahini the Green Shopping Bags

  The Hamri Bahini Green Angels Green Shopping Project, initiated by Hamri Bahini and The Gen Nep – Nation First,  saw 110 volunteers come together to help reduce the use of polythene bag in the largest supermarket chain Bhatbhateni Super Market, in Nepal. The Gen Nep engaged them with activities like assigning them different cash counters where they helped sell the cloth bags made by disadvantaged young women enrolled under the program Hamri Bahini, a social enterprise initiated by HCI. [...]

‘Hamri Bahini – The Green Angels’ at HCI Board Meeting


During the second board meeting of Himalayan Climate Initiative, on 8th August 2012, the CEO of HCI, Prashant Singh shared the concept of ‘Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels’ Green Social Enterprise to the board members. The sample of ‘Hamri Bahini Cotton Shopping bag was also unveiled to the board members in the meeting by another Board member, Malvika Subba who is going to be the public face of ‘Hamri Bahini- The Green Angels’ from HCI. The board members were also [...]

Orientation for Students of Campion Academy

Interacting with students of Campion

The orientation for students of Campion Academy saw many young and enthusiastic students talk about their passions for volunteerism and service to the society. The orientation given by Shilshila Acharya, Program Co-ordinator of Hamri Bahini left the students inspired to do more. The talk ensued an interactive session where in most of the students cleared their doubts about the social enterprise and its contribution towards the society.    

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