Food and Income Projects Renew Hope

CP Village*, Nepal

 

In November 2020, the important Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons related to Water, Food, Wellness, Education, and Income were continued. The villagers are facing many kinds of problems in the present days due to COVID-19. I saw villagers suffering as they faced their daily needs. Wherever I visited, I saw that most of them were worried about their future with no income, no food, no clothes, and no education for the children because of the coronavirus, and that people were dying.

 

In this situation, TCD has given the villagers hope for their future, encouragement to not worry about the problems they are facing, and to be strong mentally and physically. I worked through TCD activities to rekindle the villagers’ hope. I met with individuals and their families, teaching them and encouraging them to practice the TCD lessons.

 

From the beginning, we encouraged the villagers to produce vegetables in their own gardens at home. We distributed mustard and bean seeds. This month, many villagers have their own vegetable gardens and eat their own good, fresh vegetables. Before we started TCD, people used to buy vegetables from the market, but now they have their own fresher vegetables. Thanks to this kitchen garden work and local produce, the villagers can even save money. 

 

This month, I challenged the villagers to become a model village. They are involved in Income Generation projects. There are now many poultry farms, portable snacks shops, micro-shops, and goat and buffalo farms. I have taught the villagers to diversify the kinds of Income Generation projects. For example, I encouraged a family to do mushroom farming and they are going to start soon. They have finished preparing the farm, and soon they will be producing their own mushrooms.

 

We are focusing and teaching the villagers to be self-sustainable, and they are readily implementing their new knowledge. 

 

Thank you!

 

Sreva**
GHNI TCD Worker

*For purposes of security, “CP Village” is a pseudonym for the village being helped by this project.

**For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Sreva" is a pseudonym for the individual involved with this project.

 

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