I am NOYONTARA BEGUM a member of Satnal Karmozibi Mohila Samiti of DISA. My husband was a hawker and his earning wasn’t sufficient for our family. We have two sons and one daughter in our family. We were passing each day of our life in extremely poor situation where two times daily meals were not managed for our family members. Whatever, I also wish to help my husband to manage the daily expenditure by earning some additional income; I wasn’t getting any way for that. But, I was trying and trying.
Once DISA’s Credit Officer Md. Billall Hosain came to me and after hearing my story he suggested me to join the Satnal Karmozibi Mohila Samiti’s activities. I had accepted his advice and join the group on August 2011. Initially I was involved with their savings & weekly subject-wise activities. According to his suggestion I applied for a loan for individual cow-rearing project. DISA approved TK 25,000 loan by which I bought a cow. I myself along with my other family members start to rear it with highest attention. After few months that’s become a milky cow & started to give 3-5 litters milk per day we inspired and started more carefully to rear the calf too. Shortly, we got two milky cow and 7-8 litters’ milk per day and earn taka 300-350 per day what was helping us to get out from the poor family status. Beside this earnings it’s fulfils our family nutrition too.
As per the suggestion of DISA officials I attend in the Cow Rearing training that arranged by DISA. After completion the training I start to think to expand my cow rearing project with the help of DISA and my own savings. DISA again approved me TK 30,000 to purchased two additional cows. Presently we have six cows & getting 18-20 litters milk & earning Tk. 900-1000 per day.
Now-a-days I’m self-depended, I also engaged my husband in the earning process, my daughter gets married and my two sons are in study. We have purchased 15 decimal lands. Our Home, Kitchen & Toilet are now in useable standard. We aren’t facing any difficulties to manage our regular expenditures. Now-a-days I am participating in community level forums and putting my opinion.