Author Archives: Esther Gasser

Success story Nepal / In the right place at the right time

The Association for Craft Producers (ACP) in Kathmandu, Nepal, has a felt department that fortunately receives many orders. The demand for large products like blankets is increasing. So, they asked SEC for advice on new felting techniques and especially on the use of a felting machine. SEC expert Johanna Rösti therefore travelled to Nepal for […]

Introducing our SEC coordinators and their countries

“Nepali hospitality – A diverse multicultural country with 126 ethnic groups and 123 local languages. It has SMEs with young entrepreneurs, who are eager to learn from Swisscontact SEC Experts.”, says Neeraj about the uniqueness of Nepal. Capital Kathmandu Area in km2 175,516 Population 28,609,000 Language(s) Nepali and 123 local languages SEC assignments conducted since […]

Supporting a Cambodian social enterprise to improve production efficiency and boost marketing performance

Norm Bunnak, a female entrepreneur in the handicrafts sector and CEO of Villageworks Cambodia, invited a Swiss expert, Markus Göldi, to Cambodia to advise her company. Here she speaks about the lessons learned and the benefits to her enterprise during their two-month long collaboration. Norm Bunnak’s business, Villageworks Cambodia, operates as a social enterprise. It […]

Success story Bolivia / Step by step to a functioning wastewater treatment plant.

The family business “Flor de Leche” is known for good cheese and sustainable management. Flor de Leche” treats its wastewater with a biological wastewater treatment plant. Suddenly, however, biogas stopped being produced, and the permitted limits for impurities began to be exceeded. At this point, Teresa Gilles asked the Senior Expert Contact (SEC) for assistance. […]

Expert Search in October

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Success story Kosovo / Promoting young women entrepreneurs through knowledge transfer

The Cake Shop and Café “Bardha’s Cake” In spite of the pandemic, “Bardha’s Cake” can look back on a successful year: the customers love Bardha’s products. The orders were so numerous that the team could not keep up with receiving and fulfilling them. They worked around the clock. The company asked Senior Expert Contact (SEC) […]

Expert Search in May

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Expert Search in February

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