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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Microfinance is keeping my kids in school

Mina was married at the age of 15. Now, at 32, her and her husband have a daughter and two sons. She was from a poor farming family. She tells us her story. “I started a ‘Chatpat’ (a quick sour, chilly snack) selling business with an investment of about Rs. 2,000 (US$17) as that’s all my family could afford. I was able to earn around Rs. 1,000 (US$8) daily and although this was not much, it boosted my confidence. That was 6 years ago. I wanted to grow my business but I wasn’t able to get a loan."




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Giving other young women sewing skills

This lady (in red) received a loan to establish a tailoring shop. She is a single mum and has been unable to receive a loan to help her get established. She loves to sew but has not had the opportunity to advance her skills.




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Devika gets a buffalo

Devaki has two daughters. Her and her husband used to work as laborers to sustain their family. When she needed Rs. 5,000 [AU$59] her neighbor did not trust that she could repay the loan so refused to give her anything.




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2018 Impact in Nepal

The lives of thousands of Nepali women and girl have been impacted and transformed during 2018. This would not be possible without the support of our generous donors. With humble and grateful hearts, we say thank you. We are excited to share the difference made in Nepal during 2018.




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Parbati the entrepreneur

Parbati was married when she was 9. When her daughter was born, her husband left her because she gave birth to a girl. Parbati struggled to raise her daughter. She wanted to send her daughter to school and receive a good education so she would have not have to face problems like she does. So she went...




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Micro-finance is empowering Nepali women

The My Business My Freedom micro-finance project is giving Nepali women the opportunity to grow their income through seasonal farming. This means they can keep their children in school and because they are able to stay in their own communities and earn a living, these women and their daughters are less vulnerable to trafficking.