Case story#1: Animal Husbandry (Mrs. Laxmi Chaudhary involved in Pig farming)
Case story location: Phoolbari VDC ward no. 6, Bakhariya, Dang
Case story characters: Mrs. Laxmi Chaudhary
Mrs. Laxmi Chaudhary a residence of Bakhariya of Phoolbari V.D.C ward no. 6 from Dangisaran Rural Municipality has been running pig farming business. She is 45 years old. She is rearing pigs with big enthusiasm and effort. She has a middle-class family with 12 numbers of family members. Their main source of family income is agriculture which was not enough to run the family. So, she added pig farming as her next optional business to enhance their economic status and operate the family smoothly. As one can make a good income from pork farming so she initiated this business.
She had become a member of the Income Generating Group organized by the Society for Environment Education Development (SEED) in 2069 B.S (2012 A.D). Then after the implementation of the Mobile fund Mobilization program conducted by SEED in co-operation with D.K.A Austria, she was funded with an amount of NPR. 50,000 from “Bhagya Krishi Sahakari Sanstha” in 2074 B.S (2018 A.D) as a result she is running pig farming business currently. She had started pig farming with seven numbers of piglets out of which she has already sold 3 big pigs with the amount of Rs.60, 000 each. Now, she has 4 big pigs and small 19 piglets.
She says, “Now she has big and small pigs with a worth of Rs. 150,000”. She will definitely earn more than Rs, 200,000 in her next year by selling them in such a smooth way she is running the farm now. She says, her all family expenditure, health checkup, children education, etc are being carried out by income generated through pig farming. She happily says her socioeconomic status is also enhancing, improving and smoothing from this pig farming. She has also planned to make a model pig farming business. She expresses her very big happiness and thankfulness to SEED organization and D.K.A, Austria for helping her in carrying out this pig farming business successfully.
Special Case story title: #2
Case story: Training helped to initiate the business (Fish shop business)
District: Dang, Nepal
Case story location: Urhari VDC, ward no.5, Urahari, Dang
Case story characters: Mrs. Urmila Budha
Mrs. Urmila Budha a residence of Urahari VDC ward no.5 from Urahari village is a 35 years old woman. She has a family of 4 members. She is from a poor background family with normal socioeconomic status. Her main source of income was labor work. It was difficult for her to run her family with the money earned from the labor work so she wanted to start a new business, but she was confused about choosing the business.
Later on when SEED organization formed a women group named “Puspanjali women group” then she also joined in the group. She continued depositing some amounts in the women group monthly and also was actively participating in every women group meetings and discussions. She was expecting some job oriented skillful training from the organization so that she can start her new business and run her family smoothly.
As a consequence, SEED organization in cooperation with D.K.A Austria through Bhagya Krishi Cooperative organization organized a 3 days business capacity building training. She also took the training and started her new business of fresh fish selling nearby junction of Urahari VDC. Now, she sells around 10kg to 15kg of fishes to the customer regularly in the morning and evening. From that business she says, she is earning net income around Rs 700 to Rs. 1000 regularly cutting the expenses needed to operate the business. This income has helped her greatly to run the family. In the future, she has planned of making small fish ponds in her small land to run the fish farming business. She says she is happy from her business of fish supplying to the customers and expresses her happiness and gratitude towards the SEED organization and D.K.A Austria for supporting her in generating her new income source.