Pig Farming through Loan support- a case study of Paishagora No-1, Mahila Swanirbhar Dal, Purulia, West Bengal, India

Subrata Sarkar
Posted October 29, 2018 from India

 

 

Paishagora No-I Mahila Swanirbhar dal ( Women Self Help Group) headed by Smt. Sakuntala Murmu w/o Mohan Chandra Murmu of Paisagora village of Manbazar I block of Purulia district, West Bengal, India. Smt. Sakuntala Murmu and other SHG members received a loan of Rs 28000.00( USD.395) from Pairachali Watershed Committee ( Micro Watershed  project, Manbazar I block) funded by NABARD, RO, Kolkata. The Watershed Committee and the Self Help Group were formed and strengthened under the guidance of Gramin Vikas Trust (GVT) - a National level Development Organization, working in 13 States in India. They (the SHG) jointly started the Pig farming activity. Now they have total 15 nos. of Pigs with a present market value amounting of Rs 75000.00 to Rs.85000.00 (USD.1198). At present they sold 12 nos of Pig amounted Rs.75000.00 and loan recovery is more than 75% & the profit was distributed among the members. They also want to expand Pig farming project in view of receiving   more remunerative income through this gainful livelihood opportunity. From this activity they expect more than Rs.2500-Rs.3000 thousand rupees (43 USD)  per members as supplementary income in every month.

 

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Jill Langhus
Oct 30, 2018
Oct 30, 2018

Hi Subrata,

Thanks for sharing your success story. How many women are in this group? I'm afraid to ask what they do with the pigs when they are sold:-(

Anita Shrestha
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing, keep it continue

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi
Oct 29, 2019
Oct 29, 2019

Hi Subrata,
Thank you so much for sharing this update about your project. Keep up with the good work that you are doing.
Have a blessed day.

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