Did you know CanScribe supports both local and global communities? Giving back to our communities is a deep part of our core values.
CanScribe is proud to have the honor of giving back to both local communities in our area, offering charitable donations to global communities, and participating in microloan programs.
CanScribe staff donates to many of our local charities such as Salvation Army, Canuck’s Place Children’s Hospice, Central Okanagan food bank, SPCA, Women’s shelters, and the Canadian Red Cross to name a few. CanScribe has an internal donation match project that matches the staff in their contributions.
As of May 2023, we have a new microloan program success story from Nepal. You can learn more about Gyanu Chaudhary’s success below.
Gyanu Chaudhary is a member of the Purnima Mothers’ Group (MG). She is 35 years old, married, and has a son and daughter. Before Gyanu joined the mothers’ group, she had no idea what it was all about. She recalls washing dishes every day in the village at the home of a wealthy man and returning home at night.
“No matter how much I worked in the past, I used to earn for others; now I earn all for myself. I have been able to save for myself and increase my wealth. I’m proud of the fact that I’m building my future on my own terms.”
Gyanu has learned many ideas about saving, borrowing, and business as a result of being in the MG. “I never thought I would be able to own my own land and be free. Now, I am an independent woman. I easily manage to provide food for my family, send my children to government schools, and can even visit a government hospital when I am ill.”
The money she borrowed in 2011 was spent on household expenses. After three months, she repaid the loan from money earned by working as a laborer. The MG gave her a Rs 5000 loan in 2013 to purchase a pig. She repaid this loan within 6 months by working as a laborer, and after a year she received Rs 12,000 from the sale of piglets. “The money made me happy, and my business journey began to move forward. I purchased goats with this money and expanded my business and generated income from goats, pigs, and chickens.”
Gyanu has taken out eight loans in total and her business is thriving. She purchased a young female buffalo and also farms vegetables on the land she purchased. She makes a small profit and continually contributes to her savings account which is managed by the MG.
Due to her business and constant savings, Gyanu has been able to change her family’s future. Her husband works as a carpenter, and while her son and daughter are at school, she looks after the buffaloes, goats, pigs, chickens, and attends the MG monthly meetings. She now owns four kathas (around 507 sq m) of land and built a cement house. She earns between Rs 6,000-10,000 per month and is extremely grateful for the supporters of the microloan program.
CanScribe supports Her International, an organization that helps women succeed in many areas from business, education, and learning. With the help of many generous donors and volunteers, including our own CEO, Colleen Chapman, and our Business Development Manager, Jamie Podmorow, a school was built in Nepal with the microloan program. CanScribe also supports Her International’s microloan project to assist women in starting their own businesses in Nepal.
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