Rearing goats changed Nima Kumari Rakhal’s Life
Nima Kumari Rakhal Magar (36 years old), a resident of Pyuthan district ward no 3, Bangebesi in Sarumarani rural municipality has had a very miserable life in the past.
Her husbands who has gone to India for job could not earn suffient for the family. So, it was very difficult for her to pay the school fees of her two children. However, her miserable days started improving as soon as she became a members of Bangebesi based Shantikunja Samajik Uddhami Mahila Cooperative.
As soon as she became the member of this Cooperative group, she got the chance to undergo various skill oriented trainings including corner stone training, livestock management training and enterpreneurship trainings, organized under the project SLVC implemented by Rural Women Development Center and Heifer International Nepal in Pyunthan district.
After attaining all kinds of skills and capaity to start up some profession, she took up the job of rearing goats which altered her social and economic standards drastically within a few years. She admitted that the cooperative and the SLVC Project implemented by RWDC has contributed substantially in bringing a major changes in her life.
Her morale has increased as she has taken a loan of Rs 280000 from her cooperative so far in four installments. She has also taken a loan of Rs 500000 from Agricultural Bank on the recommendation of the cooperative. This has helped her to manage her goat shed well.
She says that her annual income from the sale of goats is more than 250,000. She says that her husband, who has been working in India for a seasonal job, is now helping her and the family harmony has also increased.
Expressing about her first experience of receiving a lot of money by selling her goats she said, “By bringing 18 goats to this cooperative for sale, tears rolled down my eyes when I was handed over an amount of Rs . 118980.00 as a price of my 18 goats.”
She has 29 goats at home and is also paying her loan installments in time. The provincial government of Lumbini has also provided her a subsidy amount of Rs 173200 for the improvement of her goat shed.