Lead Farmer

Chameli Bayalakoti was chosen as the Leader Farmer to run a Demonstration Farm for her fellow ETC participants in Sunkani VDC . Before taking on this role, she earned 1,000 rupees per year selling produce. With her new role, she has become an agricultural trainer for fellow women's group members and sells 3-4,000 rupees worth of vegetables annually, including: eggplant, cabbage, carrots, chilies, tomatoes, and cauliflower. In a recent interview with ETC visitors, Chameli was smiling ear-to-ear as she proudly held her most recent harvest. Photo by Elicia Carmichael.

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