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.
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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.
Dil lives with her daughter in a rural area 25 kilometers away from the city. They live in two rented rooms with a roof made up of zinc sheets. She works as a farm laborer to provide for her and her daughter.
Many Filipino families continue to suffer from the harsh consequences of prolonged lockdown in the country. Sadly, many of these parents are pushed to their limits and resort to exploitation (of their own children) as a means to earn a living.
Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.
Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.
Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.