Dhaulagiri Rural Municipality
Ward No. 1, Myagdi District
Bhimmati and her husband were daily wage laborers and supported their family of seven with their earnings. Providing for such a big family with limited means is obviously a challenge.
In 2013, GNI Nepal sponsored one of their children which eased their
financial burden to some extent. In 2015, Bhimmati joined a GNI Nepal
funded cooperative and participated in a four-day entrepreneurship
training. Later, she also participated in the pig-raising training program organized by GNI Nepal. She started a farm with four piglets at a total investment of NRs. 60,338 (Grant: NRs. 14,481; Loan from cooperative: NRs. 21,722; and her investment: NRs. 24,135). Unfortunately, one piglet died after a while but she continued undeterred.
She makes NRs. 70,000-90,000 annually which is enough to meet all household, health, and educational expenses of her children. Bhimmati has paid off all loans borrowed for starting the pig-farm. She saves NRs. 150 per month and holds shares worth NRs. 17,000 at a local cooperative. Bhimmati is glad as she is economically productive and running a viable small-scale enterprise.