THOUSAND EUROS BUDGET
Project number: 81205
450 female farmers are still at it after 5 years and are able to show great organic crop of rice, millet, lentils, and ginger. These are not only healthy but also popular on the market. These farmers are also having a bigger income than before. Due to the training more than 80% of the women are now using their kitchen garden to grow pumpkins, cucumbers, tomatoes, egg plants, turmeric, beans, papayas, and many more things. This way they can care for themselves and they have a balanced nutrition on top of that. They can clearly see in these villages how diseases have gone down and that the children are getting enough vitamins and nutrients.
The average net income of a family that sells their crop is about 27 000 Rupees a month (about 375 Euros/400 US Dollars). With this money they are doing well. A few years ago 18 villages started a cooperative. Since then the farmer families have been paying a monthly contribution of 100 Rupees each into a shared account. With this money they are able to give little loans to poor families for example when they need medical treatment or school materials. They have saved about 1 million Rupees so far (about 13 800 Euros/16 000 US Dollars).
This is a project that helps many people that are in debt, and it fights hunger as well as insures a long lasting and healthy nutrition and a steady income.