I was in Nepal with Coca-Cola for a very short period of time earlier this month, but we did and saw a lot in the days we were there including:
- (Day 1) How the local Coca-Cola bottling company is working with a Nepalese NGO that is rebuilding a community from scratch after the earthquake
- (Day 2) How Coca-Cola is empowering businesswomen in their supply chain
On Day 3 we visited a PET (plastic) bottle recycling center run by the Himalayan Climate Initiative where we sat down with women waste workers who sort the bottles to be recycled. It was heartening to learn about the innovative ways HCI is providing benefits and dignity to the women waste workers who will remain in Nepal’s lowest caste for the rest of their lives.
After our site visit the Coca-Cola Bottlers Nepal Limited team took us about an hour and a half from Kathmandu up to Nargakot, one of the best points to see the Himalayas. You can see them if it’s a pristine and sunny day. For us, however, cloud cover kept the Himalayas hiddeln, but we still got a chance to see some of the mountains and the beautiful valley.
It was nice to get away from Kathmandu to see the mountains up close. It was lovely.
I have been so busy the past three days in #Kathmandu that this evening I finally felt like I am in #Nepal. Have you ever had that feeling? We drove to the mountains this afternoon, the closest place you can get to seeing the #Himalayas. It's beautiful up here. #NepalNow #travel #wanderlust #travellife #passportlife #photography
It's the end of the #NepalNow trip with @thecocacolaco. We had hoped to see the sunrise this morning and get a clear glimpse of the #Himalayas. Unfortunately it was too cloudy to see anything. The good thing is the sun came out before we left this afternoon and at least we could get a great view of the mountains. #photography #passportlife #travellife #wanderlust #NepalNow #Nepal #travel #Asia
#NepalNow: We spent a packed three days in #Nepal seeing how @thecocacolaco is helping NGOs build communities after the earthquake, empower women through business training, and give back to the environment by helping a local NGO recycle PET waste and employ previously trafficked women in the process. I could not have asked for a better three days of learning. And to top it off the Coca-Cola Nepal team took us to see the #Kathmandu valley. Stunning! We really hoped to be able to see the #Himalayas peaks today. It didn't happen because of cloud cover, but it was a gorgeous sight nevertheless. #Asia #travel #Nepal #traveler #travellife #passportlife #mountains #photography #iphone #instagood