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Sita sitting next to one of her cows in Nepal. Photo credit: Dipendra Lamsal/Caritas Australia.

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From rejection to acceptance - Sita's story

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Sita milking one of her cows on her farm in Nepal. Photo credit: Dipendra Lamsal/Caritas Australia.

Sita lives in the Bagmati province in Nepal with her four children.

When her husband unexpectantly passed away, Sita struggled to provide for her four children and was shunned and isolated by her community.

Her wage as a labourer barely covered the cost of day-to-day expenses, and she feared she would be unable to further her children's education; leaving them vulnerable to the same poverty and discrimination she was experiencing.

Food shortages and gender inequality leave many women in Nepal highly vulnerable to malnutrition and financial dependence on their partner or family.

Thanks to the generosity of people like you, Sita was able to join the Nepal Livelihoods and Resilience Program, run in partnership with Caritas Nepal. Through this program, she participated in agricultural training and acquired access to a low interest loan to purchase dairy cows.

Over time, she began to develop the life-changing skills she needed to diversify her income, through the sale of milk and other goods, and gain financial independence.

Sita can now produce enough food to feed her family, is able to send all of her children to school and is a respected member of her community.

This tax time, you can support more people like Sita in Nepal to gain the skills they need to triumph over discrimination and escape the cycle of poverty. 

Donate before June 30 and your donation can be tax-deductible for this financial year.

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Now, I can stand on my own two feet. I don’t have to ask for support in the community. I have been able to earn more money and send my children to good schools. With these improvements, people in my community have changed their perspectives towards me as I have been able to achieve this all by myself.

Sita

Sita's Story

Watch her incredible journey from a persecuted widow experiencing extreme financial hardship, to a respected businesswoman and provider for her family. 

How your support can create real and lasting change

Increase the food security of households at-risk of food shortages

Support microfinance initiatives that help fund small businesses 

Increase peoples' incomes through diversified livelihoods

Provide education programs to help break the cycle of poverty for future generations

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Dipendra Lamsal/Caritas Australia

Donate now to transform the lives of people like Sita in Nepal

I'd like to make this donation

I would like to give

can provide pig raising training to families experiencing food shortages.
a month could buy water filters to provide families and students in Malawi with access to clean and safe water.

Other amount

Support and empower vulnerable women like Sita.

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible

Caritas Australia breakdown of general funds. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.
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Caritas Australia breakdown of general funds. Photo credit: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia.

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With your support, we were able to reach millions of people worldwide this past year. Through 67 partnerships, we supported 57 long-term development programs in 18 countries.

87% of funds are spent on life-changing local and international programs.

3% of funds are spent on essential administration costs, including our talented people.

10% of funds are spent on fundraising activities to extend the reach of our programs and humanitarian work so we can support more people living in poverty.

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