Giving other young women sewing skills

This lady (in red) joined the My Business My Freedom program in Nepal and received a microloan to establish a tailoring shop. She is a single mum and has been unable to secure a loan to get established. She loves to sew but has not had the opportunity to advance her skills. With her business now established, through the help of the My Business My Freedom program, she is not only able to support herself and her children but she is also giving back to her community by teaching tailoring skills to local young women.

When single moms are given the opportunity to become self-sustainable, it lessens the influence of traffickers and their lies of a better life. These women also pave the way for their daughters to be safe, educated and talented entrepreneur women.

 

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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.