Urmila Tamang, 24 years, lives with her family in Kimtang, Nuwakot. Urmila and her husband weren’t able to support their family with what they earned so her husband went to work overseas as a laborer.
When NIMS took the program called community development program in partnership with COH to work in Kimtang, Nuwakot. As part of the project, Urmila got chance to enroll in goat’s husbandry training. The training was conducted in Goats Research Center, Tanahun, Bandipur, Nepal. From the training Urmila gained knowledge on good husbandry practices of goats in the areas of sanitation, health, feed, water and shelter. As well as she learned about the diseases, medication, reproduction, and nutrition of goats. Besides this, she also learned about the breed of goats and species of fodder for the goats. She says, ” Before the training, I only had traditional ways for goat husbandry. But now, I have learned many ideas on goat’s husbandry and its practices”.
After the training, she has been applying all her updated knowledge, from which she has been able to sell goats and earn NPR 28,500 (USD 285). From that income, she is now supporting on her family needs. Now goat’s husbandry has become her major income source for her family.
Nepal Integral Mission Society has supported two Boer breed male goats in her village for breeding. She has been taking care of one male Boer and also she has been helping other villagers for breeding process. She believed that by providing male Boer breed would be more helpful for her and other farmers who have been engaged in goat’s husbandry. For such support, she is very grateful towards NIMS and COH for being there for her and for her village.