Samriddhi Foundation conducted a six month long research (April – September 2013) on Kirana Pasals – small mom and pop stores that adorn every street faced building in the cities of Nepal – to understand an economic phenomenon which is part of the daily life of most Nepalese and yet, has rarely been studied before.
This research was a quest to find out what prevented the growth of these independent businesses run by entrepreneurial and hardworking people and if it had anything to do with economic freedom.
The research provided us with the opportunity to interview two hundred and sixty eight Kirana Pasals in an attempt to capture information, insight and stories on the impediments they face for growth.
Secure a copy of this report to find out what matters to the growth of micro and small enterprises such as Kirana Pasals in Nepal.
It is also published in Nepali.