Change is not always easy. Making a new start can require steps of great courage. Such was the case for Suntali as she explored ways to better meet the desperate needs of her family.
Suntali has a large family and lives with her youngest son, three grandchildren, and daughter. Her husband used to sell bamboo baskets to support the family but tragically passed away due to Covid. Her daughter had a shop to support the family, but that shut down due to the pandemic. These tragic events left the family in dire circumstances and in great need.
After a lot of consultation and planning with BSF staff, Suntali decided she would like to run her own business and raise goats. So BSF provided her with what she needed. She soon received goats and a goat pen to help her get started.
She said, “I didn't think I could do anything on my own and I always asked others to do things for me, but it didn’t go well. So I decided to start my own business. Since I have received these goats from BSF, I have grown in belief that I am able to make a new start and be successful even in my old age.”
Suntali added, “Goat rearing is one of the skills I obtained when I was young. Therefore, I know I will be able to carry this out well and grow this business in a productive way. I want to thank BSF for this new start and for giving me the resources and confidence to do what I didn't believe I could do on my own before.”
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