- Jiv Gautam
- Believe in love at first slight! Jai’s first photography – 2014 Adelaide, South Australia
- Jai Gautam
- It’s the most powerful creation to have life growing inside of you – 2013 Adelaide, South Australia
- Sister Pragya’s wedding – 2010 Punjab, India
- Naturalization – 2009 Adelaide, South Australia
- Love with technology from Prabin’s early childhood - 1985 Kathmandu, Nepal
I was born in Kathmandu, Nepal 1981 to a middle class family. As my dad is an entrepreneur I’ve seen the challenges and uncertainties from my childhood. Sometimes we waited 3-5 months to pay for our household expenses as it depended upon the profit or loss from my dad’s business. I remember on occasions when my mum deposited her marriage jewellery to gain loans to pay for our school fees, medical and household expenses. As you can imagine she anxiously wondered where and when the next money was coming from or became very concerned if the business ran at a loss.
On one particular occasion some of our family and neighbours came into our house. Mum told them the situation of how difficult it was to pay for our compulsory boarding fees every month. They offered my mum a 3 months loan which she paid off quickly. On another occasion one of our Aunty’s urgently needed a deposit for her husband’s cancer diagnosis. Mum and other friends helped her in this difficult situation by contributing small amounts of 100RS ( less than $2 ). As time passed they quickly realised how valuable it was to help each other. In 1995, just in one year 20 households united to help those women who were not financially sound to save small amounts which went towards a revolving fund so that loans were able to be given to those in need. My mum realised this is a common issue for women in underdeveloping countries like Nepal. She then registered ‘Women’s Cooperative –Matidevi, Nepal’ which is now a leading organisation in Nepal which has helped thousands of women to develop in areas of education, helping elderly women in social welfare, growing businesses by giving loans to members. Once repaid those loans would be lent to other members.
I have learnt more about Social Entrepreneurship from my mother’s common sense than from my attendance at university.
Today, my mother is still the founding chairperson of this board and raises a strong voice against injustice and supports women’s empowerment.
The G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA) is a global network of approximately 500,000 young entrepreneurs and the organizations that support them. In conjunction with the 2016 G20 Leaders’ Summit in China, hundreds of young entrepreneurs met in Beijing for the annual G20 YEA Summit from September 8-10, 2016. This gathering built upon a tradition of collaboration between the world’s young entrepreneurs that began in Italy at the 2009 G8 summit and continued at successive G20 YEA Summits in Canada, France, Mexico, Russia, Australia and Turkey.
Each summit released detailed communiqués to engage the G20 Leaders and other bodies, deepening our shared understanding of the importance of entrepreneurship and presenting ideas to advance it.
Nepal Australia Project was envisioned with the motive of empowering children who are disadvantaged, & helping local communities with special needs to live, laugh and learn. It is a concept developed with the potential of helping disadvantaged children through education & standing up for local communities & charity.
Our Vision is to help children in need to find ways to a better life, overcoming disadvantage & challenges. With your support we can create a better world. For more information please visit :