Story of one of our participants

Nagina’s Story (Do good-Have Good)

Nagina, age 37 is from Dheerkot. She has ten siblings and is literate, but couldn’t complete her education due to financial limitations. She pursued vocational training to become a seamstress so she could provide for her family and was able to make clothing for neighbors.  She became well known in her area and grew her enterprise and was even able to provide financial support to her siblings.

Unfortunately in 2005 due to a major earthquake her equipment and home were destroyed. Fortunately, within a two year period she was able to change gears and start a new enterprise. With the help of family she was able to secure 10 sewing machines and teach other women the trade so they too could financially contribute to their families’ well being.

Given her desire to grow her business and learn more, she participated in the eLife Training Program hosted by MDF this fall and just recently graduated. Nagina has shared, “I got valuable information on decision making, communication skills, budget, banking and creating a business.  Now I am planning to start my small business set up from home to market level in order to make an even better income for my family by utilizing all skills and information I got from the eLife training program.”


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