Experiencing Real Freedom

Jamuna, 39, is married and has two children. Her husband works in another village, while she woked as a household helper.

Despite both of their jobs, their income was not enough for their household expenses. She wanted to start her own small business so she could be more self-reliant and no longer need to leave her home and children to work in other people’s homes.

She entered the My Business – My Freedom Program in 2019 and became a part of the women’s group in their village. With her first microloan, she was able to buy four goats. After five months of goat raising, she was able to sell them from which she profited Rs 30,000 (USD 395). After completing her repayments for her first microloan, she took our a second microloan which she used to buy four more goats. She plans to increase the number of goats she raises as her profits grow.

She shares that since she became self-employed, she has never felt more free. She’s able to plan and manage her own income. Although the global COVID pandemic has signifcantly impacted small businesses and with so many people losing their jobs in Nepal, Jamuna is still managing to raise her goats. We are confident she will be able to continue to provide for her family.

WE WANT TO HELP MORE WOMEN LIKE JAMUNA. ARE YOU WITH US?

For at least USD 200, we’ll be able to provide a Nepali woman with a microloan to start her own small business. This loan is repaid within 6 to 9 months and lent out again. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help.

 

Our Partners

   

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.




END POVERTY | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES

Keeping a Positive Outlook

Estrella usually travels to the neighboring city to sell snacks. This is how she supports her two kids. However, as the local government strengthened precautions in lieu of the pandemic, she’s now unable to peddle her goods, which greatly affected her income.