Entrepreneurship skills changed the Journey of Yasoda

Ms. YasodaSarki is working her tailoring enterprise at Jorayal RM-2, BudarDoti
Ms. YasodaSarki is working her tailoring enterprise at Jorayal RM-2, BudarDoti

Ms. YasodaSarki, 28, lives at Jorayalresident at Jorayal rural municipality-2 of Doti district with her five family members’ at small hut. She belongs with freed haliyas family. She used to work as agriculture labour at landlords farm to solve her daily needs and three children’s education. She has no any academic education but her literacy made through informal education. Sometimes she used to work as unskilled labour at house construction works also.

In 2018, UpekshitSamudayShasaktikarantathaBikash Munch, local implementing partner of LWF Nepal, launched on “Improving the resilience of rural livelihood options for IDPs – Freed Haliya communities in Nepal” in her settlement. At the beginning, she has taken membership of group namely Shela Freed Haliya Group. In the same time, she participated at Transformative Education Program (TEP). Because of TEP classes the group members learnt to raise their voices against social issues, domestic violence and issues on accessing government services. 

Project staffs encouraged her to create self-employment. Based on the counseling, she along with other members received entrepreneurship skill development training (Start and Improve Your Business Package – 4 days) in May, 2018. During the course of training, she selected tailoring enterprise and prepared her business plan accordingly. The project supported her to buy sewing machine including technical training, record keeping and raw materials as start-up supports whereas she took the a small piece of land as rented at local market and constructed the wooden shed. She started this enterprise from May, 2018 in the local market center at BudarDoti. Though, her husband has been engaging in carpentary as a labor at the same village but getting less income whereas he is also contributing in her business.  Now, she is earning NPR 16,000 (Euro 123) per monthh in average. Within six month, she earned net profit of NPR 96,000 (Euro 738). She is exciting to see good income in short period and planned to expand as training center enterprise. Now, she started to provide the sewing training to others where three participants are taking skill training in her enterprise and took NPR 1,000 from each trainees. Finally, she gave thanks to LWF Nepal and USSBM, RMHSFN for bringing such big changes in her life.