Seeds Multiply Sustainable Communities

RM Village*, Nepal

 

This month I met with the Transformational Community Development (TCD) committee and seed project loan families. We talked and shared about how people can be encouraged and involved in doing TCD. We had an evaluation of the seed project. We listened to the people explain how they get more benefit from the seed project and can be more successful and multiply. According to them, their seeds have multiplied and community people are surviving by doing Income Generation work in this COVID-19 period. We have a plan to expand the seed project to another community and we discussed it in our meeting. Now, after two months, they are going to return back the seed money and it will be given to another group. I have encouraged people to be a model for other villagers so that they may learn from them as a model. This helps to develop our village and transform the community.

 

I have been continually teaching people how to be safe from the coronavirus. There were many people who got infected by the virus, but our community got negative results overall, as most did not get very sick. I have continued to make people aware of the safety measures for the coronavirus, like handwashing with soap and water, always using masks in gatherings, using sanitizer after touching things, keeping social distances, and drinking only boiled water, etc.

 

I also visited people door-to-door and encouraged them to plant kitchen gardens to be self-sustainable by growing vegetables. Last month, I provided them some vegetable seeds, and this month, when I visited, I saw their garden with green vegetables.

 

I have encouraged them about saving money. Villagers earn money but have no idea about saving, so when they get money they should save some money for the future. I teach them if they save money they can use the money in an emergency period. So, if somebody wants to be rich, they should start saving from today and their future will be bright.

 

Thank you!

 

Sreva**
GHNI TCD Worker

*For purposes of security, “RM 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 helping with this project.

 

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