Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

Welcome to CSD

CSD is the first licensed NGO MFI. It is the pioneer of the microfinance service providers of Nepal based on collateral free loan and women exclusive clients. It initiated Self-help Banking Program (SBP), a microfinance program, in 1993. In the year 2011 CSD transferred its microfinance portfolio to the Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. Since then it concentrated mainly on the capacity building of MFIs and Cooperatives. From the year 2013 it decided to shift its focus to the activities like providing training on various facets of microfinance and cooperatives based on their staff and clients need, conducting more...

Cooperative Board Officials reach a Declaration

The Centre organized a two-day seminar for the Board Officials of the prominent microfinance cooperatives of Nepal on the request of various Cooperative Institutional Members of the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD).The program took place from November 9 – 10, 2016 in the capital city, Kathmandu.

Welcoming the gathering of 31 board officials representing various Cooperatives, Mr. Shankar Nath Kapali, Executive Director of CSD, highlighted that the objective of the seminar was to share the experiences of the participating organization and come up with a common understanding for the healthy growth of microfinance more...

CSD 25th Annual General Meeting

CSD held its 25th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Sunday October 23, 2016 in a homely atmosphere at its training hall in Kathmandu. It was attended by 7 Individual Members and 20 Institutional Members.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha, Chairman of the Governing Board of CSD. On the occasion, Executive Director Mr. Shanker Nath Kapali welcomed the delegates and presented brief highlights on CSD's progress.

Chairman Mr. Shrestha presented the comprehensive report on CSD's progress, achievement and future programs and strategies on behalf of the Governing Board. There were positive discussion on more...

Bauddha Grameen MP. Co-operative Ltd., Surkhet Concludes its 16th AGM in Grand Manner

On October 3, 2016 (Ashwin 17, 2073) Bauddha Grameen Multipurpose Co-operative Ltd. (BGMCL), an Institutional Member of CSD, conducted its 16th Annual General Meeting in the midst of members, guests, Board Members and staff. The gathering was an august occasion where Chairman of CSD, Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. The program was chaired by Mr. Pancha Singh Rokaya, Chairman of BGMCL. 

Bauddha Grameen Multipurpose Co-operative Ltd. has been serving the poor and backward communities in the far flung, remote and hilly regions of mid-western Nepal since the year 2000. It was founded by 25 more...

One Day Interaction on Microfinance with the Team of Bauddha Grameen MP Coop. Ltd., Surkhet

Giving continuity to the follow up of the 17 point declaration passed by the participating organizations at the National Microfinance Members’ Summit, a One Day Interaction on Microfinance was held by Bauddha Grameen Multipurpose Cooperative Ltd. (BGMCL) on October 4, 2016 in Birendranagar, Surkhet.

The interaction aimed at building up common understanding, preception and agenda with regard to the policy, approach and strategies of the organization among the various tiers of organization such as the Board Members, Management, Branch Managers and Staff.

The one day program commenced with Senior Manager of BGMCL, Mr. Bishal more...

CSD Chairman Observes Field Activities of MFIs in Mid-Western Nepal

Microfinance is many times defined as door-to-door banking and their field staff as the barefoot bankers walking long distances on foot to provide services to those left out from the mainstream financial institutions.

Bearing this in mind and the integral role of activities conducted at the grassroots level, CSD team comprising of its Chairman Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha and senior officer Ms. Stephaniema Rana visited mid-western Nepal to observe the microfinance practices in the hill districts of Surkhet and Dailekh from October 1 – 5, 2016.

The field visit consisted of interactions with microfinance members, observations of more...

CSD Chairman Speaks to the Board Officials and Management Team of EDCOL, Surkhet

Seizing the opportunity of CSD Chairman Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha’s visit to Surkhet, Environment Development Multipurpose Cooperative Ltd. (EDCOL), Institutional Member of CSD, organized an interaction program on the morning of October 5, 2016 at its head office. The program was attended by all Board Officials, management team and staff of EDCOL.

Mr. Dambar Prasad Aryal, Chairman of EDCOL warmly welcomed all the participants and highlighted the pivotal role of Mr. Shrestha in the microfinance sector and his dedication in taking it to greater heights through various initiatives during his tenure in RMDC and thereafter as more...

CSD Celebrates Silver Jubilee Anniversary

On Shrawan 28, 2073 (August 12, 2016) promoters, individuals and institution members, former Board Directors, Microfinance Institution leaders and friends came together at the Hotel Yellow Pagoda, Kathmandu to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Centre for Self-help Development (CSD). 

25 years ago, nine like-minded individuals came together to establish CSD with the aim of promoting self-help development at the rural community level through mobilization of local resources, skills and means and had initiated the community development programs in the high hillsides and microfinance programs in the terai belt. After promoting more...



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