Putul


PUTUL lives in a one-bedroom house with five other family members. They share a shabby kitchen with a neighbouring family. She was previously earning a very small income as a casual labourer in the fields near her house. She very quickly fell into debt when her and her husband were unable to afford to provide for the family from their very low and irregular income.

Desperate for another source of income, Putul decided to register with Shivia’s Poultry Development Services programme after she heard about it at a local community awareness meeting. Being in debt meant that Putul was keen to earn money from her poultry toolkit as quickly as possible so she raised the chicks and sold the birds for meat at the local market. With the profit she was able to pay off the loan to the local moneylender and invest in a second toolkit.

A few months after starting her poultry enterprise Putul is in a much better place financially and is really making her small business work for her and the family. She has built up a flock of over 40 birds. Her 12 year old daughter has been able to stay at school and hopes to finish her studies and become a school teacher one day. So many young girls in the villages are married as young as 13 and Putul is very happy that she can afford to send her daughter to school and offer her a different way of life.

Putul is delighted with the outcome of her poultry enterprise and is saving to buy a sewing machine so she can develop a tailoring business from home too.

I cannot thank Shivia enough for giving me this opportunity. I am extremely happy that your team holds my hand and provides me with excellent training. I now have the confidence to carry on with my poultry enterprise on my own.

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