Rahima Begum is now happy with her cows

Rahima Begum, wife of Abul Kashem Fakir is living in Jatpur village of Tala Upazila under Satkhira district. She is 46 years old. Rahima Begum is a member of Nijera Shikhi group of Uttaran. In 2008 she became a group member of Nijera Shikhi group and received different social and skill development training from Uttaran. She regularly saves money also. After having one year membership with Uttaran she saved BDT. 4,000 and received a loan of BDT. 4000. With this money she bought a cow. Rahima and her husband is working hard and give special care to look after their cow. After 14 months of having their cow, they got a calf. From then she started to get in an average 2 to 3 kgs. of milk every day. She sold one portion of milk which helped to meet her family needs and her family members also started to drink milk regularly. This was very much helpful to fulfill their family members’ nutrition requirements. After one year her cow gave birth again. From then in an average she started to receive 3 to 4 kgs. of milk. Her income was increased. Through this process she could manage nutritious fodder for her cow. Then she sold first baby of her cow and received BDT. 16,000. By using this money she leased out 8 decimal of land. Now everyday in an average she is getting BDT.150 by selling milk and earning a handsome amount of money by producing two times rice from her leased land.


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