For those of us living in the developed world, that doesn't sound like much - but to a woman farmer in rural Nepal, it is more money than she has ever earned before.
And $283 is the average amount earned last year by the 42 women who are, with ETC's help, running semi-commercial vegetable farms on pieces of land averaging about 7,400 square feet (676 square meters).
These are women who, a mere five years ago, couldn't even read or write, much less run their own small businesses. But today, they are earning more money to support their families than they could ever before have imagined. ETC provides them with the resources and training they need to succeed, and taught them basic literacy and numeracy too, as well as important business practices such as price-setting and record-keeping.
Your support of our sustainable agricultural development work has made possible a source of pride and livelihood for these women and many others. Among the other achievements of our program year that ended on 30 June 2013 are:
As you can see, we had a very busy and successful year. We are so grateful to you for your support of our sustainable agricultural development work, and hope that we have conveyed to you through this and other reports how much of a real, life-changing impact your support has made!
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