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Livestock, Poultry, Or Homestead Enterprise For Life

Yes, right. Livestock, poultry or a homestead enterprise could save a life.

This appeal comes from Marathwada region - the hotbed for farmer suicides in India. The farmers are driven to distress in the face of high indebtedness, lack of any alternative livelihoods, and loss of any hope. Alternative livelihood options such as goats or hens can bring cash when most required and provide nutrition to the family. Besides, they are affordable by the poor peasants. Homestead enterprises such as a flour mill or an organic compost unit also serves in the same way. Such alternative livelihood options do bring the peasants out of despair and gives them a new lease of life.

One goat comes for a price of around Rs.5000 to Rs.7000 depending on the breed and the size. An investment of Rs. 20000 will get 4 goats for a peasant family with some additional contribution from the family. A similar amount could start a chicken coop with at least a 100 hens that provide eggs and income to the farmer. A small-scale dairy or a flour mill could supply the daily cash to tide over the lean periods. A group of volunteers with expertise in livestock, poultry, and different rural enterprises are committed to mentor the families and make their small business a big success.

At least 25 families or 100 persons in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra will benefit from this appeal during the next 3 months. During the next couple of years, more number of families will join. It is expected that this appeal will catalyze and further promote the number of rural enterprises to significantly improve the incomes of at least 150 families or about 750 persons by 5 years.

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18th March 2020
Dear Supporters,

Lakhan's family is one among the families supported by your donations.

https://lipok.org/blog/f/lakhan-finds-hope-in-despair

Jeevan's is another example.

https://lipok.org/blog/f/jeevan-gets-a-new-life

Thank you very much for your donations.
Dear Supporters,

Lakhan's family is one among the families supported by your donations.

https://lipok.org/blog/f/lakhan-finds-hope-in-despair

Jeevan's is another example.

https://lipok.org/blog/f/jeevan-gets-a-new-life

Thank you very much for your donations.
11th January 2020
Dear Supporters,

On 5th January, the team at Lipok Social Foundation met with villagers to decide on the eligible beneficiaries to promote homestead enterprises. With no hesitation from anyone, the group unanimously voiced two names which took our team by surprise. They even pledged to provide all the support required for the two beneficiary families to establish and grow their enterprise.

Lakhan's father ended his life one day leaving his family in despair. He was led to distress by the successive years of drought, rising costs of cultivation, unseasonal rains and other vagaries of nature, and unfavourable markets. Lakhan has taken upon himself the role of re-building his family. He has one younger brother and two younger sisters. He has to tend to his small farm and do other odd jobs to support his siblings and his widowed mother. The fund donated by you has helped Lakhan to buy goats. The goats will be another source of livelihood and give the family a new hope.

Jeevan's life story is sure to touch hearts. He lives with his mother who is paralyzed from the waist down and his aged grandmother. His father died in an accident. He, as the only son, takes care of every need of his mother - cooking, keeping the premises clean, washing her clothes, etc. Besides, he also has to earn for the family. He rears some chickens and does petty jobs as they come to earn the money for his family. A pair of goats that will come with funds donated by you will ease his worries. Yet, it is a lot of responsibility for a young man of twenty years old.

Jeevan at his house.
Jeevan at his house.

Jeevan's mother spends her entire waking hours sitting and always with a smile on her face.

Lakhan being presented with a cheque for starting a micro-enterprise

Village meeting to identify the beneficiaries

Distribution of seed grants to women beneficiaries of a farmers group.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

On 5th January, the team at Lipok Social Foundation met with villagers to decide on the eligible beneficiaries to promote homestead enterprises. With no hesitation from anyone, the group unanimously voiced two names which took our team by surprise. They even pledged to provide all the support required for the two beneficiary families to establish and grow their enterprise.

Lakhan's father ended his life one day leaving his family in despair. He was led to distress by the successive years of drought, rising costs of cultivation, unseasonal rains and other vagaries of nature, and unfavourable markets. Lakhan has taken upon himself the role of re-building his family. He has one younger brother and two younger sisters. He has to tend to his small farm and do other odd jobs to support his siblings and his widowed mother. The fund donated by you has helped Lakhan to buy goats. The goats will be another source of livelihood and give the family a new hope.

Jeevan's life story is sure to touch hearts. He lives with his mother who is paralyzed from the waist down and his aged grandmother. His father died in an accident. He, as the only son, takes care of every need of his mother - cooking, keeping the premises clean, washing her clothes, etc. Besides, he also has to earn for the family. He rears some chickens and does petty jobs as they come to earn the money for his family. A pair of goats that will come with funds donated by you will ease his worries. Yet, it is a lot of responsibility for a young man of twenty years old.

Jeevan at his house.
Jeevan at his house.

Jeevan's mother spends her entire waking hours sitting and always with a smile on her face.

Lakhan being presented with a cheque for starting a micro-enterprise

Village meeting to identify the beneficiaries

Distribution of seed grants to women beneficiaries of a farmers group.

Thanks
3rd January 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support and love.

We are soon to disburse the first amount for a small enterprise in one of the remote villages. We will be conducting evening meetings in the village during the next 2-3 days to identify the beneficiaries, mentor them, and strengthen the systems for monitoring. For this first enterprise, the costs will be about 20,000 Rs which is to be spent during the beginning of next week. The related supporting documents will be uploaded as soon as the small-scale business is established in about 10-15 days.

Thanks
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the support and love.

We are soon to disburse the first amount for a small enterprise in one of the remote villages. We will be conducting evening meetings in the village during the next 2-3 days to identify the beneficiaries, mentor them, and strengthen the systems for monitoring. For this first enterprise, the costs will be about 20,000 Rs which is to be spent during the beginning of next week. The related supporting documents will be uploaded as soon as the small-scale business is established in about 10-15 days.

Thanks
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