Women Inspiring Women

Lajja lives in Nepal with her 3 children, struggling to meet their daily needs. Her husband was unable to find steady work and so they rarely had any money. When she heard about the My Business My Freedom Microfinance Project, she was eager to know more. She joined in with a local women’s group that is part of this program and participated in the 3-hour class on how to run a household and how to save money and invest small amounts. There are 9 other women in this group and she was so inspired by their success stories. The women used their microloans to purchase cows, goats, buffalo, and chickens while others started grocery shops.

She excitedly joined the local group of women who meet regularly, encouraging one another, making loan repayments and talking about how their small businesses are going. Lajja purchased a cow and keeps it with one of the other women’s house in the group. She sells the milk daily and earns about 1,000 NPR (US$8) a day. This makes her proud.

Lajja is able to make her regular loan repayments and still have enough to help with her household expenses. She is able to hold her head high in her community and show her children that, as a mother and a woman, she is able to run a small business successfully.

Our biggest thanks to those who have donated to this life changing program in Nepal. If you would like to give more women the opportunity to receive a microloan, please click below. Donations are tax deductible for Australia, USA, HK and NZ donations.

 

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