Chickens for Renu – Microfinance taking shape in Nepal

Renu is 24 years of age and is unmarried. She lived an idle life and was found to be at high-risk of being trafficked. With the help and training from the My Business My Freedom program (a Captivating and 3AN joint project), Renu has now started a mini poultry business. She had no understanding about how to run a business or why it was important for her to be self-sufficient. The group Renu is part of has helped her with learning so much about the risks of human trafficking, how to manage a business, social issues and saving money to invest in her future. Now she has 20 chicken as her poultry farm.

Renu’s first loan from the My Business My Freedom program was Rs. 33,500 [US$318]. She is happy to be busy with her poultry farm and now understands the importance of independence and she is getting encouragement from the Microfinance group she is part of. Renu is also able to help new women who join her group and encourage them to start their own businesses.

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Unemployed to Employer

Jyoti is married and has two kids. She and her husband work as daily laborers to provide for their family. She had always wanted to utilize her skills in tailoring but haven't had the employment opportunity or the resources to buy her own sewing machine.




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Anita's Veggies

I am Anita. I have always wanted to give my children a better future but I never knew how to do it.




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Dila's Goats

Goat rearing has been unaffected by the pandemic whereas most other sectors are highly affected. Dila, 26, maximized this opportunity to continue earning and providing for her family.




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Persevering through Difficult Times

The situation in Nepal has been unstable since the start of pandemic - lockdowns implemented, schools and businesses closing, many becoming unemployed. Even our My Business My Freedom Program has gone through rough times, with some staff getting infected with COVID-19.




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MBMF Women Looking Forward to Reopening their Businesses

Sangita is one of the many women in My Business My Freedom program who have been affected by the pandemic and the series of lockdowns implemented in Nepal. Her business was going well until the lockdown was announced due to the second wave of COVID-19.




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Small Poultry Business for Dil

Dil lives with her daughter in a rural area 25 kilometers away from the city. They live in two rented rooms with a roof made up of zinc sheets. She works as a farm laborer to provide for her and her daughter.