Did you know World Neighbors helps women start their own businesses and learn important income generating skills? Through Savings and Credit Groups we help create economic change that can impact the whole community!
One of the women farmers from Nepal that works with WN, Sita Pokharel, said “My day would start with buying vegetables every morning. I used to spend around 150 rupees daily for vegetables alone…Through a neighbor, I came to know about the group that is supported by WN. My neighbor told me she was learning new and practical things. Then I decided to join the group. As a member of the group, I got an opportunity to learn about vegetable farming, seed management and the group a...lso gave me seeds. I cleaned my small plot of land which was under-used and dirty and then I sowed all the seeds carefully following instructions during the training. I was so happy to see different varieties of vegetables sprouting; I had never seen them before. They also taught us how to sell the surplus in the local market. In eight months I earned 68,800 rupees just by selling vegetables…I use the income for home expenses, the children’s education and I do not need to ask for money from others anymore. It gives me a sense of pride and dignity I never knew before. I have plans to expand the land, and to grow off-season vegetables through the tunnel technique. Earlier my day would begin with buying vegetables, but now it starts with selling vegetables.”