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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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.