The Founder

Amuda Mishra is both the Founder and Executive Director of  Ujyalo Foundation.

Prior to Ujyalo, Amuda founded Project Ujyalo as a part of her Clinton Global Initiative- Commitment to Action program, which focused on lighting up underprivileged communities in Birgunj using recycled plastic bottles. The main goal of the initiative was not only to light up homes but also to push the idea of innovation and how it can happen anywhere. Amuda believes that the best way to empower a community is by making the community members self- reliant and self sustainable. This initiative is what led to the establishment of  Ujyalo Foundation.

Amuda graduated with an M.P.H degree from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2013. Amuda is also a Board Members for another US based NGO Udhyami Nepali. She was titled Miss Unity-2011 via the Miss Asian American Colorado Leadership program. Besides her immense passion for community development, Amuda is a strong advocate for women’s empowerment and is involved in various leadership programs that focus on elevating the status of women.

Amuda was recently awarded the Zonta International  ‘Club Centennial Champion Awards-2019‘ for contributing significantly to empowering women.