September 2019

Partner Center: Astitwa Nepal

How many survivors received loans: 1

Outcomes: One burns violence survivor, Sabita Mahat, received a loan to expand her piggy bank business.  Sabita has been a small business owner for many years.  She makes and sells pickles, does henna tattooing, paints landscapes, and is now creating piggy banks!  She started by making just a few piggy banks but they sold out so quickly she realized she had to increase her capacity to meet the demand.  To help her take her business to the next level, RISE and our partner center, Astitwa Nepal, have provided Sabita with a loan to purchase additional materials and train (with the intention to employ) other acid attack survivors in Nepal.

She even made the news in Nepal!