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.

 

Our Partners

   

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Dila's Goats

Goat rearing has been unaffected by the pandemic whereas most other sectors are highly affected. Dila, 26, maximized this opportunity to continue earning and providing for her family.




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Persevering through Difficult Times

The situation in Nepal has been unstable since the start of pandemic - lockdowns implemented, schools and businesses closing, many becoming unemployed. Even our My Business My Freedom Program has gone through rough times, with some staff getting infected with COVID-19.




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MBMF Women Looking Forward to Reopening their Businesses

Sangita is one of the many women in My Business My Freedom program who have been affected by the pandemic and the series of lockdowns implemented in Nepal. Her business was going well until the lockdown was announced due to the second wave of COVID-19.




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Small Poultry Business for Dil

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.




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For their Precious Little Ones

My Business My Freedom Program offers small business solutions for women to help them support their families more sustainably. Here are two women who have been working hard for their children.




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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.