COVID-19 Necessitates Alternate Income Generation

Ramantar Village, Nepal

 

Unfortunately, in the month of July, there were many suffering from sickness in the village. Many villagers had fever, cough, colds, headaches, and loss of taste. The community was terrified. Though there was a risk for everyone at this time, I couldn’t stay at home being afraid, and so I visited them in their homes. People didn't want to go to the hospital because of COVID-19. They needed counselling from the doctor and health worker. Some of them had COVID-19 but they recovered. Thankfully, there were no deaths in the village. Most of the time, I spent encouraging and counselling them. People are doing as our teaching instructed them and are taking care of their health.

 

I had the privilege to learn about how to manage crises at the village. We understand that a crisis management plan will be very helpful to the community and can minimise risk. It helps to be ready to be safe from danger ahead of time. We have formed a Crisis Management Committee in our village. The committee will work to manage this time of crisis.

 

Success Story

Rangitha* lives in Ramantar Village. Her family is poor and has had no income for a long time. It was very difficult for her to work as a labourer to help the family. She joined the Transformational Community Development (TCD) group and got many ideas about Income Generation. She wanted to do something that helps her family during this difficult time. The TCD Committee decided to give her a loan as Seed Money and she bought some chickens. Rangitha had no idea how to raise poultry, but she learnt slowly. She built a barn for the hens and started multiplying her chickens. She told me that in a year she earned Rs. 45,000 and is happily managing her family expenses easily.

 

Thank you!

 

Sreva*

GHNI TCD Worker

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Sreva" and “Rangitha” are pseudonyms for the individuals helping with this project.

 

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