Chameli’s bright future begins!

Chameli [name changed] is 29 years of age and has two children aged 3 and 5. Chameli was abandoned by her husband and his family. She move to Pokhara in hopes of being able to provide for her two children. Single mothers with no job and no family support are easy targets for traffickers. Chameli heard about the Captivating / 3AN My Business-My Freedom program. This life changing program equips women with skills and opportunities to become self-sustainable – helping to prevent her and her children from becoming victims of human trafficking. Chameli joined one of the My Business-My Freedom groups in her community.

Through the My Business-My Freedom program, Chameli is receiving training in tailoring and has plans of opening her own tailoring shop soon. Chameli is grateful for this incredible opportunity and for the group she is part of. She receives moral support from women who are in a similar position as she is and who are all willing to work hard to change their situation and give their children a brighter future. Once Chameli finishes her training, she will be eligible to apply for her first loan to begin her new business – HER BUSINESS, HER FREEDOM.

5 women have received their very first loan through this program ranging from 18,000 NPR [US$173] to 22,000 NPR [US$211]. Tailoring, door-to-door clothing sales, a local tea shop and poultry farming are business that have just been started by these women.

71 women are now part of the MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM program, a program that will progressively expand up to 1,000 clients. As they complete their training, and with much support and guidance, each of these women will receive a small loan to begin their own business.

 

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A Restaurant Owner in the Making

Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.




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Small Business for a Loving Grandmother

Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.




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Saving for Her Children's Future

As a mother to four children, with her youngest just born recently, Florian sees it important to secure their family’s means of income. Continue reading her story.




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Overcoming Challenges through Perseverance

Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.




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For their Precious Little Ones

My Business My Freedom Program offers small business solutions for women to help them support their families more sustainably. Here are two women who have been working hard for their children.




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One Year On and Thriving

In July 2019, 120 women joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, spread out across four programs held in different regions. Sixty of these women have already concluded their internships. Among them is Sonam, who is now thriving in the restaurant where she works. Here is her story.