Beautiful Malti always has a smile on her face, even though she spent her youth on the street digging through trash to find bottles for money. But Malti is a hard worker who dreamed of more. At the age of 16, she began to receive job training from local nonprofit that JoyCorps partners with. Soon after, she landed a job as a stitcher for one of our partner businesses.
Though surrounded by a sea of peers who had chosen lives of begging, Malti never gave in. She is so joyful and looks perpetually young, so no one would guess that she is the main breadwinner for her household. She works a full-time job and then goes home to care for three siblings.
After eight months working full-time, Malti couldn’t wait to approach the local community board with a request for a $200 micro loan. With this money she could finally secure a lawyer to help her recover land that was rightfully hers but had been taken by a family member. She got her land back! And now she and her sibling are off the streets—all because of $200. Within a few months, Malti had paid back her loan in full. She continues to work hard and thrive.