We partner with over 100 women in poor villages near Kachhwa in Uttar Pradesh state, India. We treat their dairy cattle for parasites, so they produce more milk. More milk means more nutrition for children and independent income for women. Get to know them. Become a Mere Saathi Village Partner.
Munni is Resourceful
Munni Yadav lives in Kachhwa Dih. She is a subsistence farmer; she has a small plot of land where she grows only enough food for her family. Her only cash income is from selling milk that her three buffalo produce.
Before receiving parasite treatment from Mere Saathi and the Kachhwa Outreach Team, Munni's buffalo produced an average of 1 liter of milk each - 3 liters total per day. This is far short of the average daily milk production of 10 liters per day for healthy Indian buffalo - from animals that are free of parasites and disease.
Munni gets 32 rupees (50 cents) per liter in the marketplace, so her average income is $1.50 per day. With this money, she can barely afford to send her kids to school, rather than send them to work in the fields.
Mere Saathi's parasite treatment can help Munni's buffalo produce 50% more milk within a year. What does Munni say she will do with the extra income? Save up to buy another buffalo. Then she can sell more from milk and save enough money to send her children to college.