Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1998
This description of Rita Thapa's work was prepared when Rita Thapa was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1998.
Rita Thapa is breaking new ground in the field of philanthropy in Nepal by encouraging the mobilization of local resources in the country. Her organization, Tewa, aims to increase the self-reliance of Nepalis, particularly rural women, and ultimately reduce dependency on foreign donors.
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