There is nothing a woman can’t do if she puts her mind to it. With access to information, education and a conducive working environment,  women can become productive members of society capable of leadership roles.” Founder/CEO, BAOWE.

Bhutan Association of Women Entrepreneurs  is a Non-Profit Organization registered under Bhutan CSO Act 2007 in April 2010. BAOWE was founded by Ms .Damchae Dem, Chairperson of Pelden Enterprise Limited (www.peldenenterprise.com) with the aim of reaching out to marginalized members  of society mainly single mothers, unorganized sector and unemployed youth.

In Bhutan BAOWE represents :
-SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs  Council(www.scwec.com)
-South  Asian Women Development Forum (www.sawdf.org)
-LDC- Watch (www.ldcwatch.org)

BAOWEs’ Programmes

  1. Development of women-run and women-owned grassroot cluster cooperatives.
  2. Micro-Finance programme.
  3. Research, branding, packaging and marketing.
  4. Promotion of women’s niche enterprises.
  5. Addressing Urban Poverty.


Erstwhile streethawkers with their families.

CardamomCardamom Cooperatives at Soobdrang, Tama & Tali under Zhemgang initiated by BAOWE with support from JFPR 9155 Project. 

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