SLVC-II Success Story
Cooperative turning into business hub
The cooperatives located at Lahami municipality formed by Rural Women Development Centers (RWDC) under “Strengthening Smallholder Farmers Organization for Livestock Value (SLVC-II) have now turned into business hub after these cooperatives started selling goats to Nepal’s Food Limited during this year’s Dashain and Tihar festival.
Most of the farmers have been encouraged after their goats were sold through these cooperatives that acted as major depots to market the goats this year.
In the previous years, the intermediary agents had caused some inconvenience in selling the goats through the Cooperative. But this year a formal agreement was reached in between the government’s food limited and the cooperatives to deal with the marketing of the goats in fair manner.
Hundreds of beneficiary women who participated in this goats marketing at the depot of Cooperative have been encouraged to rear more goats in the days ahead according to Punam Bhandari.
Sammaunnati Samajik Udhami Women Cooperative chairperson Anju Chaudhary said that their cooperative will sell more goats next time after selling 701 goats this time. Similarly, Hem Narayan Chaudhary, the Marketing Manager of Karmatha Samajik Udhami Cooperative limited said that this time one woman of the cooperative sold 21 goats for Rs 318253 and gave an example to the youths going abroad that if one determines to do something within the country it is possible.