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Chhatra Kumari's life changes after vegetable farming

November 29, 2010

Chhatra Kumari Rayamajhi, 42 years old is a resident of Sindhukot VDC, Ward no. 3 of Sindhupalchowk district. She is a very hard working farmer. She has one son and two daughters. She was living separately with her husband after her husband married second women. After, then it became difficult for her to feed and educate her children. So, she placed her son with father in law house, elder daughter with mother's house and used to feel sad and sorrow in her poverty. She was not so important and has no much value in front of her husband second wife as she was literate and has a job. She was farming in her field in a traditional technology.

When Share and Care Nepal introduce its program at Sindhukot VDC, staffs of Share and Care Nepal teach her about the importance of group and encouraged her to become a member in a group. Later, she became a member in a farmer's group formed at Sindhukot VDC. She used to participate actively in regular monthly meetings and gain different information's and knowledge's. One time, she got the opportunity to take seasonal and off-seasonal vegetable farming training conducted by Share and Care Nepal. After the training, she started vegetable farming profession. At the beginning, she made a nursery and planted cauliflower and cucumber plants in one ropani's land instead of planting rice in her field. Later, she made a good income from it. Now, she has planted cauliflower in 4 ropani land and potato, cabbage, radish and bean in 2 ropani land from which she is planning to make a profit of Rs.30 to 40 thousand in one season after selling these vegetables.

Now, she kept her children with her. Her children also support in her farming. From the income made from farming, she expense in household premises, afford in child education. She bought the share from Sindhu Upataeka farmers cooperative and saves money monthly in this cooperative. Now, her family life is running well. She is well-known as hard working, laborious and example women in the village. Now, she is encouraging and teaching other farmer members in farming.

Sushila Timalsina
Development Facilitator
Sindhukot
November 2009


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