Nimdiki Sherpa is one of our angels in Nepal. For ten years this strong willed lady represent the heart and soul of A Beautiful Story. As a true enterpreneur, she made her dream came true: established her own jewelry factory to empower Nepalese women.
48 years ago Nimdiki was born in Darjeeling, India and comes from a wealthy family. She was fortunate enough to receive proper schooling and developed herself into an ambitious, structured and warm hearted lady. She got married with a Nepalese man.
Beads for Life
Growing up she realized that not all women in Nepal society were quite as lucky as she was.
Her desire to change this situation grew. One day she started her own workshop “Beads for Life”. Her workshop is focuses to help women in difficult economic situations.
In the beginning, she worked with 5 women who made traditional necklaces for tourists. Some of these women have lost their husbands or were born in a poor family. Beads for Life allows the women to earn their own money and to become independent within the Nepalese society.
We got to know Nimidiki in 2007 and were inspired by her strong mentality. A long-lasting collaboration started and Beads for Life expanded to 30 artisans. Ambitious Nimdiki created a place where you can hear sounds of cheerful chatter and laughter. The women truly enjoy working there. Now, Nimdiki runs her workshop together with Santosh, who came to Kathmandu to study. He is also one of the friends of her eldest son.
Her eye for detail and design is remarkable. She translates our designs like no other and throws in
a little special Nimdiki magic. She aims for perfection. Her work is refined and her contribution to
A Beautiful Story is priceless. With her great enthusiasm and caring character, she is an example
for all of us.