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

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CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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

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

Small Poultry Business for Dil

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