Sheep to Supplement Incomes

We have been helping women from the Gaddi community in Chenani to start sheep rearing to supplement their income from agriculture. Apart from aid to procure economically viable herds, we have been exposing the community to modern techniques of vaccination, de-worming and animal-insurance. For women like Bimla Devi (48), a widowed and illiterate farmer who supports her daughter’s education but struggles to make ends meet, the sheep have proved to be a boon.