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OpenEntry (OE) is a non-profit development organization with 13 years of experience bringing the benefits of e-commerce to thousands of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in 44 countries including Haiti, Brazil, Laos, India, Zimbabwe, Mali, Netherlands, Kenya, Bangladesh, and USA.
A United Nations Development Program evaluation of OE in Nepal (http://goo.gl/EWd4b) concluded:
Ujima asks a lot of its trainees, but has incorporated the importance of standing on your own two feet also for itself. Each training centre is linked to an income generating guesthouse. The guesthouses offer job exposure to trainees, but also generate the income needed to offer the training programme for free to its trainees.
The self-reliance concept is so important to Ujima that it is incorporated in its logo:
The best support is self-support!