Smartketi uses a systematic way to determine whether or not it should pursue a certain project. It first talks with the local community to see if its needed. It then analyzes data. Finally, it comes up with a well thought out plan. It also analyzes past projects' success and setbacks and uses this to try to make its next project more successful. It tries to focus on empowering women, by involving them with every step of each project.
Smartketi aims to solve problems and likes to look at the data behind every project.
"Why do I need to educate my daughter?; she will just grow up to work in the fields and take care of the family."
"After school, I help my family, carrying corn and working in the fields. It is my responsibility."
"The children come to school hungry. How can they focus on their studies when their stomachs are empty?"
-Tanka Dahal, principal
Smartketi has been involved in multiple projects since its inception. When a project is found to be innovative, accountable and scalable, we give it the 'smart' prefix. Check out our links to our featured projects.
All data is from the 2016 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)