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Case Story-“Beginning for the better”

"Beginning for the better"


In the quiet and picturesque town of Garuda Municipality, nestled in the heart of ward no. 6, Pothiyahi, lived a resilient woman named Babita Devi. At 32 years old, she was the pillar of strength for her family of five, which included her 36-year-old husband and their three children – two daughters aged 5 and 9, and a son aged 11. Their humble abode was a small house made of mud and straw, a testament to their simple yet challenging life.

Before the intervention of World Vision International Nepal (WVIN) and Rural Development Center (RDC) Nepal, the Devi family found themselves caught in a cycle of financial burden. They were forced to take loans just to meet their daily expenses. Babita’s husband, in his younger years, had worked tirelessly as a daily wage laborer in a brick factory and on various construction sites. However, the relentless passage of time had taken its toll on him, rendering him incapable of continuing the physically demanding work.

The family was in dire straits, struggling to make ends meet with the meager resources they had. It was during this trying time that WVIN and RDC Nepal extended a compassionate hand to the Devi family, providing them with a lifeline of support.

Babita Devi shared the invaluable assistance she received from WVIN and RDC Nepal, recounting her journey from desperation to hope. She became a member of the Rural Community (RC) Family and was offered an opportunity to participate in a Business Plan Training. Along with this training came a substantial support package, including a variety of grocery items and essentials worth Rs. 35,000, aimed at helping her start a small business.

With unwavering determination, Babita opened a modest shop called “Ghumti” near a bustling main road. Little did she know that this small shop would soon become the primary source of income for her family, a beacon of hope in their darkest hours. Each day, she earned Rs. 800, totaling Rs. 22,000 per month. During festivals and local fairs, her earnings soared to as much as Rs. 6,000 per day. On average, there was a monthly profit of Rs. 8,000, but during festive seasons, this number swelled to an impressive Rs. 12,000.

The impact of this support extended beyond just financial stability. It transformed the lives of Babita and her family. She expressed her aspirations for her children, hoping for a brighter future for her son and daughters. Thanks to the project initiated by WVIN Nepal and RDC Nepal, these dreams seemed within reach, as their newfound source of income became a symbol of hope and progress.

In the words of Babita Devi herself, “This support has changed mine and my family’s life. I dream of a successful life for my son and daughters, and this project has somehow helped fulfill my dream by providing us a means of income. I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to the project, WVIN Nepal, and RDC Nepal for introducing such a humanitarian initiative in our community.”

As for the family, they continued to thrive with their grocery shop. Babita invested her monthly profits back into the business, expanding its offerings and further securing her family’s future. The transformation of the Devi family from financial hardship to entrepreneurship serves as an inspiring tale of resilience and the positive impact of community support.


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