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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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.