Incident Reports

Women stage demonstration in Surkhet increase of interest rate by Micro-finance institutes


Karnali, Surkhet, Birendranagar

A group of women staged a demonstration on January 28 in Birendranagar of Surkhet after the Microfinance institutions increased their interest rate on loan. The demonstrators alleged that due to the Microfinance institutions' increased interest rates, the women were forced to commit suicide. The demonstrators demanded the abolition of microfinance institutions. The victim, Khagisara Wik, alleged that organizations were extorting money from illiterate women by hiding their passbooks. 
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Other economic issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media


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