Narayanjote village in Jalpaiguri recently witnessed how the collective efforts and resolve of families towards the building of a community poultry farm could bring about a bright ray of hope for a stable livelihood in spite of the trials posed by Covid. With one of the families even offering their farmland for free, along with Goonj’s initial one-month support of chicks, feed and medicines under ‘Vaapsi’ initiative, things began to take shape. With the encouragement of our team, the families worked towards the making of the poultry shed with each participating family contributing for the purchase of bamboos and assorted materials. Their hard work paid off and to add to their joy, they recently had their first sale of chicks.
Vaapsi initiative focuses on bringing up livelihood generation in Rural India.