Rautahat, January 15
Women from Laxmipur Dostiya in Gujara Municipality-5, Rautahat, are on the path of becoming self-dependent.
Women of the village have started taking up tasks that had so far been associated with men only. Coming out of their comfort zone, women here are now actively involved in income generating activities like goat farming.
All this became possible only after forming a women’s group named Srijanshil Women’s Swabalamban Group in the village.
As many as 40 Chaudhary members of the group are involved in one or the other income generating activities.
Srijanshil Women’s Swabalamban Group member Anita Chaudhary said they had faced difficulty while forming the group but now many new women were showing interest in joining the group.
“The group provides financial assistance to its member for goat farming and poultry farming, among other income generating activities,” Chaudhary said.
Anita said after they formed the group, SAHAS Nepal provided them with support.
A version of this article appears in print on January 16, 2018 of The Himalayan Times.