Families have earned substantial income through livestock farming, approximately Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 100,000 ($350 to $1,200). The participants have begun vegetable farming for additional earnings as well as for their own family’s consumption of fresh groceries. They have become concerned about animal well-being, which has led to the use of appropriate shelters and animal supplies that have improved the productivity of their animals.
The SHGs have initiated a monthly cleaning campaign. Eighty-five more families have built toilets in their home. Awareness of health issues has helped to control the outbreak of communicable diseases and healthy sanitary practices have been adopted by project families. Increase in fodder/forage plantation has protected the environment and added lushness to the community.
Families have realized the value of education, leading to a higher number of student enrollment at schools. There is a positive change in attitude of participants regarding educating their daughters. Most of the participants can now write their name and read simple words essential in their everyday life through VBLP program. Women have developed leadership skills that have enabled them to obtain memberships in various committees.
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