Before the resurgence of COVID in India, we were able to deliver some bags of corn to the widows we had given goats to Nivar Cyclone recovery. Since a long dry spell had made grazing difficult, they needed the corn for fodder. We used the corn distribution as an occasion to visit with these women and see how their goats were coming along.
Two of the goats took had been sick, but the veterinarian was able to cure them. The women shared tips with each other on how to keep the goats healthy during the warmer weather. They were very happy to receive the corn, which they knew would make a big difference.
Four of the women had purchased another goat for breeding. Our whole team was thrilled by this unexpected turn of events, which will certainly multiply the women’s earnings.
The corn distribution marks the end of our Cyclone Nivar recovery efforts, though we will be checking back with the women over the next year to evaluate the success of this project.