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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