Increasing Her Goats to Become Self-Sustaining

Chainpur Village, Nepal

 

It was a bad situation this June because of the COVID-19 pandemic which badly affected our Transformational Community Development (TCD) movement and the life of the villagers. There is still fear of the coronavirus. The people suffered from the lockdown and from starvation. This is the situation. TCD has been a good influence, motivator, advisor and well-wisher for innocent and weak rural people. It is true that because of our awareness lessons, teaching and help, all the villagers have been able to get victory over COVID-19, even though they were infected. It was challenging for us, and we could barely bring awareness of how to be safe from the coronavirus with our TCD lesson plans. Fortunately, no one died from the coronavirus in our village. 

 

The Income Generation groups were badly affected because of lockdown. Those who started micro-businesses, meat shops, and cosmetic services suffered more. It was a total lockdown and they couldn't open their shops. This quarter, there are three TCD poultry farms running and I am teaching them about the management of poultry farming. People who are participating in TCD are very excited and doing a good job.

 

I have helped one family to register their livestock farm with the local government. We requested the Rural Municipality Office to provide hybrid male goats for breeding as a grant. If they provide this to the village, all the villagers will benefit from this initiative.

 

As the lockdown struck and the villagers suffered from hunger, we distributed some rice and lentils to the needy villagers in coordination with other organisations. When I heard that they were distributing to other villages, I met them and invited them to our village. All the villagers were happy and thankful.

 

Success Story

Tika* lives in Raksirang-5, Chainpur Village. She has done an excellent job and has been successful in Income Generation work. She is a hard-working woman. She is a farmer who faced lots of financial problems. Before we started TCD in this village, she had only three goats. But when she joined the TCD group and learnt about Income Generation and self-sustainability, she was motivated and bought three male goats and kept them for one and a half years. She sold those goats for Rs.60,000. Then again, she bought five baby male goats and nurtured them. This is how she is maintaining her family expenses easily. She is keeping some local chickens, also. 

 

Thank you!

 

Sreva*
GHNI TCD Worker

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

 

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