Sewing in the Off-Season

Dhoker Jhara Village, India

Sometimes a small piece of motivation can bring hope and joy to someone’s life. In our traditional rituals, after harvesting the rice, people take almost 1-2 months of rest. During this time, they only think about the next round of cultivation, but do not plant. It was very difficult to teach them about cultivating a second crop and seasonal vegetables, just after the rice harvest. It seemed very difficult to convince them to do so. Thankfully, we got some of the farmers to listen to us, and now they are cultivating seasonal vegetables. They are doing this for the purpose of selling them.

One of the farmers among them is named Bablu. He and his wife have planted brinjal (eggplant), tomato, and mustard for selling. His crops are growing now. We are expecting in this season he will make a good profit. We are motivating him to do the next cultivation using that profit. Seeing the results after his hard work, he is very thankful to us and the Transformational Community Development (TCD) work. I’m thankful to GHNI, which brings smiles to the hurting and motivation to the misguided.