I manage my home and children, and teach in a local schoo, while my husband works abroad. I cultivate vegetables when I can on our small plot of land. I have been working with Paicho Pasal since 2014, selling my vegetables to them. Initially their support was minimal, and their technical staff didn’t provide much support, but things have improved from 2017. We now receive continuous support from the new technical staff and have learnt a lot about intercropping and pest management. This has resulted in improved yields and my income has increased. Last year, my income was more than NPR 100,000 from selling vegetables. I prefer being a full-time farmer, as I earn more from agriculture, thanks to the skills Paicho imparts and the market it guarantees for my produce. I feel more independent, confident and capable because of my work in agriculture.
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