We are fortunate to have welcomed many important visitors from Nepal and abroad:
|Name||Title||Date of Visit|
|Purcoltam Ojha||Former Secretary, Nepal Government||2016|
|Omraj Poudel||Interim Executive Officer, Pokhara Sub Metropolitan Office||2016|
|Basanta Raj Kumar||Secretary general, Nepal Ex-Police Association and South Asia Chief, International Narconon Nepal||2014|
|Roshi Aryal||Chairperson, Nepal Police Wives Association, Kathmandu||2014|
|Narayan Koirala||Secretary General, Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry||2013|
|Masazumi Nakahara||Komagane Mayor, Japan||2013|
|Leija Scott Dehis||United States of America Ambassador||2010|
|Carol Wills||Secretary, World Fair Trade Organization||2009|
|Mizuno Jatsuo||Japanese Ambassador||2009|
|Pratibha Rana||Deputy Minister, Nepal||2005|
|Anuradha Koirala||Deputy Minister, Nepal||2002|
|Lili Thapa||Chairperson, Single Women’s Group, Nepal||1996|
|Bidhyadevi Bhandari||Minister, Nepal||1996|
|Bishwaraj Regmi||Secretary, Ministry of Development, Nepal||1996|
|Mira Bhattarai||Organizational Executive, Fair Trade Group Nepal||1996 and many times since|
|Mahadev Gurung||Chairperson, Kaski District, Nepal||1995|
|Mangaladevi Singh||Executive, Nepal Women’s Institute||1994|
|Abanindra Kumar Shrestha||Secretary, Local Development Ministry||1992|
|Richenda Jeorze||British Ambassador||1992|
|Diane Zohnstone||Australian Ambassador||1988|
|Sushila Thapa||Minister, Nepal||1987|
|Queen Aishwarya Rajya Laxmi Devi Shah||Queen, Nepal||1984|
Further to our self-directed activities, we are actively involved and affiliated with a variety of organizations and associations to promote the advancement of the socio-economic status of underprivileged and marginalized handicraft producers. Our affiliations with other groups are of great importance to us:
|(Founder Member of) Kaski Handicraft Association||2011|
|Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal||2011|
|(Founder Member of) Human Rights Organization Kaski||2007|
|Asia Fair Trade Forum||2002|
|World Fair Trade Organization||2002|
|Pokhara Chamber of Commerce and Industry||1995|
|(Founder Member of) Fair Trade Group Nepal||1993|
Some awards the team are proud of include:
2017: WSDO received 3rd Place in the Mohammad Islam Design Awards for best range of products in the Fashion Accessory category from the World Fair Trade Organization.
2016: WSDO won Second Prize in the competition “Queen Aishwarya Country Wise Skill Competition” organized by Nepal’s Women Group.
2012: Radio Safalta awarded Mrs Ram Kali Khadka for her contribution towards women empowerment.
2012: Namaste Community Foundation gives this letter of Appreciation to Mrs Ramkali Khadka for her contribution towards development of society.
2012: Mrs Ram Kali Khadka presented a Letter of Appreciation by Far Western Connect and Development Community for her contributions and support to society.
2011: Gorkhali Radio MHZ acknowledged Mrs Ram Kali Khadka for her contribution to the area of Women Empowerment.
2009: Mrs Ram Kali Khadka receives Best Women Entrepreneur from President Puspa Kamal Dahal for her regular contribution towards promotion and development of industry and business.
2009: Global Entrepreneurship Week commended WSDO – “In honor of entrepreneurial visions and contributions that have laid the foundation for enterprise development and for projecting a dynamic outlook for the enhancement of Nepalese market economy.”
2007: WSDO was appreciated by Fair Trade Group Nepal for supporting its development and attending events.
2007: WSDO received the 5th Mohammad Islam Design Award for best range of products in the Gifts category from the World Fair Trade Organization.
2006-07: Mrs Ram Kali Khadka presented with the award for Outstanding Professional Woman by the Rotary Club of Pokhara.
2004: WSDP won Best Stall in the exhibition organized by the Western Regional Armed Police Family Women Association.
2002: Mrs Ram Kali Khadka participated in the “Women and Economic Development” International Visitor Program at the United States Department of State.