Goat herder leads path to prosperity

  • With business flourishing, Bikek wants to help his wife instead
Goat herder leads path to prosperity

Mar 4, 2014-

A couple from Phatepur VDC in the district has found goat rearing as a sustainable business. Ganga Sah and her husband Bibek Sah, who returned from India recently, have maintained a steady source of income selling goats.

According to reports, Ganga, after undergoing training, started the business with 50 goats last year. She said a billy goat sells for Rs 6,000 to Rs 12,000 in the market. Their annual income is about Rs 300,000.

She managed to construct a concrete house with three rooms and purchased four kattha land with the income. The couple has a son who goes to secondary level.

With the business flourishing, Bikek said he would rather help his wife than go to India for a job again. “I look after the goats whenever my wife goes out for training,” he said.

Ganga has planted saplings of various grass species on her farmland. She aims for a Guinness records of rearing the largest number of goats at one time. The current record, held by an Indian farmer, is for 900 goats. “I want to break the record within eight to ten years,” she added.

Meanwhile, the Naya Srijanshil Uddhyami Mahila Cooperatives chaired by Ganga gave her two Billy goats of an Africa breed for rearing.

The goats were supplied by the Multiple Service Centre in Nepalgunj. One of them was bought for Rs 125,000 from Dharke and another for Rs 68,000. However, one of the goats died recently, Ganga sighed.

Published: 04-03-2014 08:51

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