A Future of Freedom begins for 66 Women

The new 3AN/Captivating program called My Business-My Freedom has launched in Pokhara, Nepal. We are so excited to share with you that 66 women have, so far, begun the process to starting their own business. This will provide a steady income for these women and give them security to one day become truly independent and self-sustainable. Within 12 months, over 200 women will be part of this life-changing program.

So, why start this new program? Most of these women are single and have little to no income. In a place like Nepal, this leaves them highly susceptible to trafficking. Desperate for income and a future, they will easily believe the lies told to them about the prosperity and opportunity in other parts of the world. It’s many women just like these that, every year, become victims of trafficking. In fact, an estimated 15,000 – 20,000 will be trafficked in 2017. Most of these women will be lost to their families forever.

Among this group are Dalit women. Dalit people are the lowest in Nepali society and are seen as ‘untouchables’. Women in this caste are often left vulnerable to abuse and mistreatment .

Training has now begun, teaching these women how to run and grow a successful business, how to budget, and importantly, how to save money. Tailoring, poultry farming, vegetable farming and a variety of other small businesses are just some of the opportunities that await these 66 women. Groups are formed to provide support, encouragement and problem solving, and women will eventually receive a small repayable loan to commence their new businesses. 

We look forward to bringing you semi-regular updates on how this program impacts the lives of these vulnerable women in the months and years ahead. Be sure to checkout our dedicated website page on how to get engaged with what we think is an incredibly trans formative program.

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Experiencing Real Freedom

Jamuna wanted to start her own small business in order to become more self-reliant, and no longer need to leave her home and children to work in other people's homes.




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Food Relief for 30 Women in the My Business My Freedom Program

Our partner, 3 Angels Nepal, have been in contact with the beneficiaries of My Business My Freedom Program and found a number of them who were struggling with food supply due to the current lockdown.




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A Future for Her Children

Yam Rana was married 13 years ago and has a daughter and a son. She and her husband struggled to provide for their family which meant they could not send their children to school. She heard about the My Business My Freedom Program and attended an orientation session. This was an opportunity she knew would help her to grow an income and be able to give her children an education.




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Single Mom Changing the World for Herself and Her Daughter

Kamala did not have the opportunity to attend school due to poor economic conditions. Her family struggled even just ensuring they ate at least a meal a day. She got married at the age of fifteen with a man more than half of her age, and who was alcoholic and abusive. Her husband left her after she gave birth to her baby girl. Being a young single mother, she had to do work hard just so she can support her daughter.




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Uma's Cow

Uma lives in the Chitwan district. It is the home to various ethnicity but the majority of the people living in this area are the Dalits and Janajatis. These people are considered as low caste people. The majority of them are poor because they don’t own any land and cannot get loans leaving these women open to the lure of traffickers and their false stories of money and a good life.




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I Wanted to Change My Life, But Didn't Know How

I had to lie to my husband that I was doing labor work, but was actually engaged in sex work. I was able to keep it a secret for some time, but I was not content and wanted to change my life but I didn't know how.