Mithila stands in front of her vermicompost bed and chicken coop
“As a widow with three young children, I faced tremendous hardship in providing enough food for my family. Despite my best efforts, my lack of knowledge resulted in my failed attempts at poultry, goat rearing, and vegetable farming. I had to resort to wage labor for little pay and my health deteriorated.
My life took a positive turn when I joined a World Neighbors program and learned valuable skills in vegetable farming, livestock management, and poultry keeping. I learned how to prepare various types of manure, cultivate nutritious fodder as feed for my goats, and provide optimal care for my chickens. I also gained knowledge about nutrition that helped my family’s diet.
With my newfound knowledge, I returned to my farm to try again. This time, I was able to grow a successful vegetable garden that provides nutritious food for my children. My goats and chickens are thriving with improved sheds and coops. My income has increased, I can feed my family and my days have become more manageable.”
“I have regained hope and confidence that I can better provide for myself and my family and ensure my children continue with their education.”