13 Oct Vegetable farming brings fresh hope in Bajura
INF Nepal continues to provide opportunities for people in Bajura to help themselves out of poverty.
Pansa joined one of the 90 self-help groups created by the Inclusive Development and Livelihood (IDEAL) project. People living in remote villages received training about cultivating vegetables, and how they can generate income by growing and selling higher value crops such as onions, tomatoes, ginger, turmeric, and garlic.
Following their training, self-help group members decided to plant onions in a piece of land, instead of rice and wheat. The IDEAL project supported them by providing the onion seeds and teaching them methods of planting and growing onions.
Pansa said: “I was very interested in cultivating vegetables. In the second year, I earned NPR 125,000 (nearly £800) from selling onions and tomatoes.”
She has also inspired others in her village to start vegetable farming. Her fellow self-help group members even come to her for advice about farming onions and other vegetables.
“It seems like my sorrowful days are over,” added Pansa. “I would like to thank INF Nepal from the bottom of my heart for guiding me to this day.”