From Kira Kay: almost 12 years ago I began a journey with a few women to explore if micro-credit (small loans) along with skills training can make a difference ... I was doubtful to begin with thinking that women who could barely feed their families would not be able to engage in such activities. Fast track to today and these same women now stand up in their community, proudly, with strong voices and their own businesses - many employing others in their community, including husbands and sons With the help of ongoing skills training they now self manage one of the most awarded savings and credit cooperatives in the District And our outreach to empower and enable other women in nearby communities continues - with these same women now helping others as we expand. A big thanks to Shila Pandey & Ram Kc who have been mentoring this project over the years and a big thank you to all the friends who have helped fund the trainings and initial loan funds! And of course a big thank you to all the women who took this opportunity to empower themselves!