A Moving Story from Nepal: An Opportunity that Changed a Life

This is the story of how a business opportunity really can change a life. This is the moving story of a Nepalese artisan, working near the roof of the world.

Laxmi Tara lives in the small village of Tokha on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley. She is in her early 20s (Nepalis often do not know their actual age as birthdays are not traditionally celebrated). She came to Cheppu of Himalaya, a partner organization of Jesus' Economy, for a microloan to open her own tailoring shop. Since that time, Laxmi has set up her own tailoring business and has been very successful in her local village.

Today Laxmi Tara, along with other artisans, creates gorgeous scarves and shrugs that are sold internationally. And now you can buy Laxmi Tara's creations right here on JesusEconomy.org.

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John Barry
John Barry


CEO, President, and Founder of Jesus' Economy. John is the author/coauthor of 12 books and General Editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary.