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

“I migrated to a different area in Nepal four years ago. My husband was unemployed and we were struggling to make ends meet. Due to our harsh financial conditions, 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.”

“When I attended an orientation program for the My Business My Freedom project, I not only realized that I was in a trafficking-like situation but also found a way to get out of my situation through the microfinance offered.”

“After the orientation session was over, I personally talked to the manager and told her my story and how I wanted to change my life. After an assessment and some training, I received my first microloan. I started a small poultry business. After I paid back the first loan, I could get a second microloan. I am raising 200 chickens in a rented space. Now, my husband and I are self-employed, managing our chicken rearing business. My two children – one son and one daughter – are going to school without having to worry for their tuition.”

“With My Business My Freedom, my life has been much happier.”

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Relocating for her Children

Jessica used to sell flavored drinks in a different town, but this meant being away from her three young kids. She then made the critical decision to transfer her small store so she could be with them. To do this, she needed additional capital, so she tried applying to our microfinance program. Because she is new...




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Mildred Inspires Fellow Moms

 

From a small grocery store, Mildred worked hard to get to this point. Through our microfinance program, her range of products grew from just pantry essentials to also include household supplies. This year, she also added ready-to-wear clothes to her store. She is grateful for the help of our Philippine field partner, Honor 1000, that contributed...




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Connection Strengthens our Philippines Microfinance Programs

Aside from providing loans for Filipinos through our microfinance program in the Philippines, one of the things we aim to do is start fellowship groups so we can provide the microfinance beneficiaries the necessary moral and emotional support as they start their small businesses.

We are grateful for this community and...




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A New Start for Asha and her Son

“I got my hope back after I met My Business My Freedom”, says Asha.




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Providing for her Children through Homemade Goodies

Her homemade goods are gaining reputation as she's receiving more orders from new customers and bigger orders from her loyal ones. We are excited to see how Racquel's business will grow from here.




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Making Her Life Better

She will use this craft to subsidize her family in the future. During the training, she learned a lot when it comes to embroidery skills and knowledge about selling her creations. Now she sells her products online, and she sells them at a good price.