The story of a Lovely and her poultry farm
“Sir, following the poultry farm of my wife, my cousins and neighbors has learnt how to run a poultry business.” said the husband of Lovely Begum of Premu Pashchim para, Devidwar, Comilla. The sound of thousand broiler chicken can be heard far from the poultry. We have come to hear the story of a self-reliant lady Lovely Begum (38) who was working near the farm.
Numbers of poultry farms are normally seen at present in Premu of Paschim para. It is learnt (can be known) that most of them came in this business of poultry farm following the path of Lovely, the beginner.
In the hope of living the life in solvency and happiness, her husband wanted to earn money by going to Saudi Arabia for job. Keeping own land of 4 decimal in mortgage, he gave away all the money to a fraud recruiting agency. He had been cheated twice consecutively and lost four lakh taka. Under this situation he was bound to take job in a hotel at Dhaka. On the other hand, to continue education of her children Lovely thought of doing something of her own.
Driving out all the prejudices of rural area, she managed to receive one month long training on poultry at Nimtali, Dhaka. Afterwards, at the initial stage Lovely started the poultry business investing own 50 thousand along with 50 thousand taka arranged through loan, by establishing the poultry farm. Gradually it began to increase. Neighbors and relatives were also being influenced with her. Lovely has become a pioneer of poultry business in the village.
“There are 2,000 chicken in my farm, I have a wish of making the number 10,000.” said Lovely. She was the member of the local Premu Working Women Group of DISA. In the last 4 years she has taken loan for 5 times to enlarge her poultry. At present loan facilities about 80,000 taka has been taken from DISA. “To enhance a small business into big, other institution like DISA has to come forward with loan facilities on easy terms and conditions.” commented Lovely about DISA. She is happy not only for the loan facilities but also for receiving the education scholarship by her elder daughter from DISA.
Lovely never wanted to lag behind in her life, and with this spirit she has become the role model of her own village by crossing over all the hindrances. Lovely has proven that a simple housewife can achieve self-reliance, if she really wants.