Empowering Latika

Latika is a 32 year old mother with 2 young daughters and a husband. Her husband used to work as a cobbler but the business was not doing well. Latika knows how important education is but they were struggling to pay the school fees. The future of schooling for her 2 girls was not looking very promising.

Latika was one of the first women who joined the My Business My Freedom program a year ago. Latika joined a women’s group where she shared her challenges and dreams. She received her first loan of Rs. 30,000 [AU$356] to help get her cobblers shop back on track. She has just paid her last installment and is ready to receive another loan to continue growing her business. We are so glad to see her business grow so much in such a short time. Her daily revenue is around Rs. 5,000 [AU$59].

Latika is not only making a good profit and making responsible financial decisions but she has become a confident entrepreneur. Wherever there is a need of shoes for the 3 Angels Nepal (3AN) children homes, they reach out to her. 3AN is one of her biggest customers. Doing business with Latika means empowering her. Latika is indeed an inspirational woman!

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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.




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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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Women Entrepreneurs Affected during Nepal Lockdown

Anjana, 30, is married and has 2 children. Because she married at an early age of 16 with neither her or her husband having any source of income, their parents refused to support them. She felt the need to work or start her own business, but she had no means of funding. To support the family, Anjana’s husband started working at a cobbler’s place. There he earned about NPR 6,000 (AUD 65) per month, which was barely enough to provide for their rent and other basic needs. They struggled financially.




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Living Through a Crisis

Suma Pun (28) lives with her husband and child. Her husband is 60 years old and unable to support his family. Suma joined the My Business My Freedom and with her first microloan, purchased a sewing machine to make clothes to sell.




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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.