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How a single mother feeds her family

Beneficiary Damber Kumari Basnet, 5 family members, 4 children
Location Janutthan Women group, Chaymnam VDC Ward 8, Ambote, Okhuldhunga
Before She was the poorest member of her group with only 500 sq. meter grassland and 2 Ropani (0.1 hectare) of sloppy land. Her production was hardly enough to feed on for 3 months. She was a single woman had to pay special attention to her physically disabled youngest son.
Activities/Training Under the Small Farmer Program, SAHAS - Nepal provided her a goat worth NRs. 2,500 (25 EURO).
After She took it as a challenge and today she has set a miraculous example to those who said that nothing could be done with the support of just one goat or poultry. From one goat she was able to earn NRs. 16,000 (160, - EURO) within two years. Now she is rearing seven goats.
What she says ‘‘It is possible to meet our food needs if we get quick income from raising goats in a proper way”.
Result She can now support the food needs of her family for 9 months. With less tension and better food availability, she feels physically stronger than before and has been able to work as agricultural labourer in other people’s farms to support her family. Now the family members are joining the “Right to Food” campaign to learn more about their rights.

2011– 2012