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Women to start poultry farm

Shayal Devi
Monday, January 27, 2014

TAKING the initiative to do something constructive with their time at home, a group of women in Namara Village, Ra, is planning to start their own small-scale poultry farm.

Namara Womens group president Livia Vakere said the 57 women in the village wanted to start a project that would not only help them earn money but also give them a sense of responsibility.

"The women in the village want to do something that will give them recognition too," she said.

"After they finish off their work in their households, the women want to engage in other projects as well. We have received two sewing machines from the Ministry of Women and we are already training the females to sew.

"Sewing clothes and selling it is one of our goals for 2014 and we are also hoping to get assistance in setting up a small poultry farm."

Mrs Vakere said they needed about $500 to start off and initial planning for the farm had started last year.


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