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.

 

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END POVERTY | MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

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.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




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

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




END POVERTY | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

From Strength to Strength

Alma is one of Honor 1000's Microfinance clients in the Philippines. Her main place of sale has been at schools catering primarily to students and teachers. But because the pandemic has forced schools to cease operations, Alma was faced with a new challenge.




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

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.