Food Relief for 30 Women in the My Business My Freedom Program

 

Since the lockdown was implemented in Nepal due to the pandemic, many people have not been able to work. This includes the women beneficiaries of the My Business – My Freedom Program.

Our on-the-ground partner, 3 Angels Nepal, have been reaching out to these women through phone to check up on them and see if anyone is in dire need. True enough, they found 30 of them who were really struggling to feed their children.

The team then gathered supplies to be distributed to the women. The relief package contained a month’s supply of food staples – a sack of rice, 3 kilos of dal, 1 liter of cooking oil, a pack of salt, 2 kilos of soybeans and 2 kilos of lentils. We hope that through this food supply, their families will be able to get by during this time.

Despite the difficulty, seeing the smiles on their faces after receiving the relief packs gives us hope and even more motivation to support each other through this crisis.

 

WILL YOU HELP US HELP THEM?

Nepal is one of the many countries struck by the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing a lockdown and putting many off work. 3 Angels Nepal, our on-the-ground partner, continue to provide assistance to hundreds of microfinance clients by suspending loan repayments, providing phone support and food assistance amidst the pandemic.

You can join us in helping poverty-stricken families recover from this crisis through microfinance small businesses. Click on the links below to know more about the My Business My Freedom project, or to send through your support.

 

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Experiencing Real Freedom

Jamuna wanted to start her own small business in order to become more self-reliant, and no longer need to leave her home and children to work in other people's homes.




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A Future for Her Children

Yam Rana was married 13 years ago and has a daughter and a son. She and her husband struggled to provide for their family which meant they could not send their children to school. She heard about the My Business My Freedom Program and attended an orientation session. This was an opportunity she knew would help her to grow an income and be able to give her children an education.




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Single Mom Changing the World for Herself and Her Daughter

Kamala did not have the opportunity to attend school due to poor economic conditions. Her family struggled even just ensuring they ate at least a meal a day. She got married at the age of fifteen with a man more than half of her age, and who was alcoholic and abusive. Her husband left her after she gave birth to her baby girl. Being a young single mother, she had to do work hard just so she can support her daughter.




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Uma's Cow

Uma lives in the Chitwan district. It is the home to various ethnicity but the majority of the people living in this area are the Dalits and Janajatis. These people are considered as low caste people. The majority of them are poor because they don’t own any land and cannot get loans leaving these women open to the lure of traffickers and their false stories of money and a good life.




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I Wanted to Change My Life, But Didn't Know How

I had to lie to my husband that I was doing labor work, but was actually engaged in sex work. I was able to keep it a secret for some time, but I was not content and wanted to change my life but I didn't know how.




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Suma’s Tailoring Shop

When Suma and her family first moved to a new region in Nepal, they were empty handed. Starting a new life was very hard and had to be content with eating only 1 meal a day. Suma took a tailoring course for a year and after 2 years, managed to open a small tailoring shop.