published in EducationFarmerFarming / AgricultureLivelihoods / Small Business / New SkillsWomen / Girls on April 26, 2018

“Thank you” to the people in Australia

Chanakala is a grandmother, and a farmer.

Her village in Nepal has seen great change because of support from the ALWS family, matched with Australian Government funding, delivered through LWF Nepal.

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We grow so much

“Before the Lutheran came here, we used to cultivate just cereal.

We had no idea how to grow vegetables or raise livestock. We had nothing to sell.

Now we grow so much.

In winter there is cauliflower, cow-peas, cabbage, pigeon-peas, radish and lentils. In summer there will be pumpkin, okra, tomato and sweet-corn.

I have also harvested 150kgs of potatoes. Sometimes we even have excess to sell in the local market.

I want to say thank you to the people in Australia who support us.

I am very happy and give you many, many thanks. This is the greatest religion when there are people who are helpful and co-operative and care about families like ours.

If we can, we will also support other people who are in difficulties.”

Nepal is supported by the Australian Government through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).