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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Laxmi's Tomatoes

 

Laxmi was married at the age of 19. Now 40, she lives in Pokhara and has a son and a daughter. Her husband is a driver but is not able to earn enough to be able to sustain their family financially.

They were in financial strife and when Laxmi heard about the...




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MBMF Continues to Grow

One of our programs in Nepal continues to grow in number. My Business My Freedom or MBMF aims to address extreme poverty by providing women who are most at risk of becoming victims or have been rescued from human trafficking, with microloans to start a small business.

By allowing them to...




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Shanti's Children Are Back in School

Shanti was married at an early age. Her husband works as a daily waged laborer and his minimal pay is not sufficient to provide for the family and the schooling of their children. Because of this, their daughter stopped going to school.




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A New Start for Sunita

As a little girl, both of Sunita's parents passed away so she had no one to send her to school. She got married and moved to Pokhara with her husband to find work. But they struggled to earn sufficient money to even eat two meals a day.




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Bright Future for Muna

Muna’s husband found it difficult to find work and the family were struggling to have enough food to eat two meager meals a day. When she found out about the My Business My Freedom micro-finance program, she immediately applied.




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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.