April is your opportunity month to make a difference! Use this opportunity to make a difference and help us empower thousands of women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.
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UN Women works across Asia and the Pacific to support women and girls who are most in need - we believe in a world where women and men are equal and no one is left behind! We work to empower women through education, rights based approaches, skills building and building communities that support women to succeed. But we need your help as we still have a long way to go to achieve SDG 5 - Gender Equality.
One way to address these issues is to empower women and increase their economic opportunities. UN Women supports:
When women are empowered and earn an income, they invest back into their families and communities. This is good for families, communities and economies.
This April, support UN Women’s life-changing work.
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make gender equality a reality, together.
Who are you helping:
In the historical town of Banepa, Nepal, 35-year-old
Sulochana Timalsina runs a little shop, half of which is a grocery store and
the other half a beauty parlour. The two units share a single space with
different purposes for her clients, but one single purpose for this young
entrepreneur – empowerment.
“Five years down the line, I hope to turn this place into a full-fledged beauty parlour. With houses mushrooming in this area, I am positive that my business will flourish,” she says, sharing a secret. “I am aware that I can seek investment any minute now, but I won’t. I want to save up and open a parlour with my own money – a 100 per cent-personal investment.”
Timalsina currently earns a monthly income of NPR 16,000 (USD 140) from her business and is able to save 5,000 rupees (USD 44) per month.
Also, as president of a local business association for beauticians in Kavrepalanchok District, she says it is very important for women not to depend on their husband’s income. She says there are many opportunities for women out there: one just has to be prepared to grab them and use them to one’s advantage for financial freedom and growth.
Timalsina has been running a parlour and a store side-by-side for a few years now, but says her life took a turn after she participated in the 12-day Gender-Responsive Entrepreneurship Development training implemented by Vocational and Skills Development Training, UN Women’s implementing partner.
“The programme opened my eyes,” says Timalsina. “It not only taught me the importance of entrepreneurship, but it also shined light on how a business can be sustained with discipline and how it can flourish with ownership, leadership and focus.”
This April, support UN Women in helping more women like Timalsina.