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People impact

We are convinced that social entrepreneurship is the way to bring lasting change to developing communities and into the life of the individual employee.

We exist for the jobs we can provide. Those jobs, though, would be meaningless if they weren’t good jobs that are both fair and empowering. Therefore we invest a lot of time and energy to ensure that our employees are treated with dignity and fairly compensated for the work they do.

Living wages


We ensure that all our employees are paid a living wage. Basing our wage calculations on a living wage means that we pay our knitters at least twice what comparible companies in Nepal pay.

School tuition


Education is a key factor in fostering development. For employees with children, we pay out an extra 25% of their salary towards schooling for themselves or their children.

Flexible work


Most of our production is home based enabling flexible work hours. This allows us to employ women that for different reasons are not able to work full time in an office or factory.

Social worker


We employ a full-time social worker, whose job is to ensure the mental and emotional well-being of our employees. A big part of her job is to regularly conduct employee home visits.

Training


We do all knit training ourselves in house, free of charge. Alongside knit training, we also offer training in life skills such as parenting, budgeting, community health, etc.

Retirement savings


We believe in saving for the future and 28.33% of employee salaries are put aside for retirement savings. Of this, 10% comes from the employee and 18.33% is added by Dinadi.

Health benefits


Medical costs can be a huge burden for individuals and families in Nepal. Dinadi provides employees with medical insurance and accident insurance to help minimize this burden.

Profit sharing


A profitable business is a sustainable one! A portion of yearly profits are set aside and shared amongst all the employees so that our employees benefit together with us.

Read our annual social impact report

Transparency is key for us as we strive to learn and grow in our capabilities to maximise our social impact. We would like you to also be able to observe our social impact, both our strengths and weaknesses.

Through interviews with our employees, the data we collect has provided valuable insight into our impact in 5 areas: economy, health, environment, personal, social and work situation. The survey is a condensed version of a WHO quality of life assessment and has 60 questions. Interviews are conducted annually and the information collected is invaluable as we attempt to form our employment opportunities in such a way as to maximize our social impact.

Read our report here

Dinadi employee knitting