Unemployed to Employer

Jyoti is married and has two kids. She and her husband work as daily laborers to provide for their family. She had always wanted to utilize her skills in tailoring but haven’t had the employment opportunity or the resources to buy her own sewing machine.

She first heard about the My Business My Freedom Program in 2018 through attending one of the Anti-Human Trafficking Awareness Programs in their community. When one of the staff learned about her situation, she was told that she could become an entrepreneur with the skills she has. Jyoti was so excited about the prospect of earning a stable income for her family and received her first loan of Rs 50,000 [US$400]. She bought her own sewing machine and began her entrepreneurial journey.

Fast forward to the present, after two loan cycles, Jyoti has expanded her business and now has four employees in her tailoring shop. She usually earns around Rs 3,000 to 5,000 [US$25-40] daily. Although the lockdowns have significantly affected her business, she is proud that she’s still able to help her employees.

“If I can properly take care of my employees, they will also care for my business even in difficult times,” Jyoti said.

We are amazed to witness her journey from being unemployed to becoming an entrepreneur – bold, determined, and empowered.

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