Global Peace Exchange at Birmingham-Southern College and Florida State University teamed up together and aided Clinic Nepal to write a grant to enter the Diehl Family Social Enterprise Competition. Clinic Nepal became a Deihl Family Social Enterprise Competition finalist and received a $50,000 grant to build “Meghauli Marketplace: aka. Multipurpose Building”
Clinic Nepal is developing a village marketplace to bring together a capable community of local farmers and entrepreneurs and give them the visibility they need among the large village development committee. The Multipurpose Building will provide a place for people to share new and innovative technologies, products, and ideas, creating long term economic benefits for the community.
A privately funded competition in partnership with Florida State University is providing a valuable boost to 11 innovative business ventures designed to address problems in communities across the U.S. and the world. The competition, established in January 2013 through a two-year grant from the Ohio-based William and Helen Diehl Family Foundation, also gives a boost to Florida State University’s ongoing initiative to position itself as a national leader in developing students as entrepreneurs and innovators.