There have been so many meetings, visits, and teaching lessons that we have done for the community this month. As always, I have taught Transformational Community Development (TCD) lessons and conducted necessary meetings with the community. Mainly, I focused on community Income Generation, Education, and Wellness.
I met with eight families regarding the TCD Income Generation program. Community members who don’t have family income sources are taught to start beekeeping, goat keeping, pig keeping, poultry raising, buffalo raising, and microshops. I continued explaining the TCD concept of Income Generation and self-sustainability, teaching them to change their thoughts and develop a self-sustainability mentality. I also taught community members about saving money. Because of TCD training, many members have joined the cooperative savings team, and they are saving money.
This month, TCD kitchen gardening community members became able to make a good income. They produced a variety of vegetables, sold them in the market, and were successful in raising their income.
TCD’s lessons are very important and effective for the transformation of communities. I taught community members about the TCD’s lesson on community Health & Wellness education. People in the community are aware of their health, but because of polluted drinking water, junk food, and a lack of sanitation, there continue to be health problems. I visited homes and taught them how to be aware. Community members gave a good response and are following TCD’s lessons and instructions well.
Regarding education, I taught community families about the importance of their children’s Education. Some families were there who didn’t want to send their children to school. They lacked knowledge and a source of income. I met with them and taught them to send their children to school. I encouraged them to do something that could help them raise income for their family. It can be helpful for the children’s education and family expenses. I always recommend they start keeping poultry, goats, and doing kitchen gardening. Suna is one community member who has started poultry farming.
Sreva* lives in Ramantar Village. She is from a poor family, but now she is no longer poor. Before she joined TCD, she had no income sources, and she was not able to raise an income. After she joined the TCD class, we supported her with seed money to start raising poultry as a family income source. Being the first-time owner of a chicken farm, she felt very happy and became inspired to go ahead with Income Generation. She said that starting a poultry farm as an income-generating job was her first success. For this success, she wants to give thanks to GHNI.
Transformational Community Development (TCD) Update:
In this quarter, the TCD Water Committee became active, and they managed the equal distribution of drinking water, making it available for all. We also held a lesson on drinking clean water and cooking with clean and pure water.
We taught community members about food self-sustainability. They have been involved in the farming of crops and vegetables and have added in kitchen gardening. Community members are eating a more balanced diet with protein and vitamins.
This quarter, we held five classes about community Health and personal sanitation.
I have spoken to many families about the importance of sending their children to school. Community families who are not able to afford Education for their children are encouraged to start income-generation work.
Community families who had no family income source have begun to raise their income source. In this quarter, there are five members who have started Income Generation work.
Written by: Sudip
GHNI TCD Worker
*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, “Sreva” is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.
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