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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Women Inspiring Women

Lajja excitedly joined the local group of women in the My Business My Freedom Project, who are meeting regularly, making loan repayments, talking about how their small businesses are going, and encouraging one another. Lajja purchased a cow and keeps it with one of the other women's house in the group. She sells the milk daily and earns about 1,000 NPR (US$8) a day. This makes her proud.




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Moti's Bright Future

One day, a loans officer from the My Business My Freedom Microfinance Project invited Moti to come along to a local microfinance women’s group meeting. After two hours of orientation on financial management, she was encouraged that she also can do something to support her family. Her life has significantly improved since.




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Thank you for being part of STOP TRAFFICKING 5K 2019

Our 4th annual STOP TRAFFICKING 5K might be over but the impact will be lasting. Thank you to all those from 11 countries who stood up and said 'no to trafficking'.  Because of you, the life saving work in Nepal and the Philippines will continue to impact lives. US$33,780 was raised with online and offline donations. Together, we are changing the world! Below is what has already happened so far this year in Nepal and the Philippines




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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.