Mst.Alta Khatun (55) is a member of Ataikanda Mohila Unnayan Samity of ASKS under Verara Union of Pabna Sadar Upazila. Her husband Md.Rojab Ali Mollah(62) is professionally Cow businessman. From the early of their conjugal life after completing marriage in 1978 they are separated from their parent’s family.
After separation from their parent’s family, they have no cultivated land without only land of house. Md.Rojab Ali maintains his family hand to mouth as a day laborer and cattle business from market to market. Mst.Alta khatun is facing various challenges in their early conjugal life and starting to vegetable cultivation at home yard and rearing duck and chickens. Within three years they have two daughters and one son comes in their family due to lack of proper family planning concept.
After facing one year family struggle they take one bigha land as a lease/Cot for cultivate crops and the same time Md.Rojab Ali is continuing his cattle business and store his capital. They come to touch with Anannyo under Dublia branch and get magic power linked with the development bridge of Anannyo. In 2008 Alta Khatun have got a Beef fattening training from Anannyo and took 15000/- Tk. credit as a loan frm beef fattening project. They purchase a beef for beef fattening at 25000/- tk.( Personal storage 10000/ with 15000/- credit from Anannyo as a loan). After four month of beef fattening they sold the cattle at 45000/ Tk.
Again they purchase two cattle with the profit from beef fattening and credit support of Anannyo. Thus they increase their beef fattening project as a professional business and expand their no.of cattle. As a result Alta Khatun with his husband establish a beef fattening khamar with the credit support of Anannyo in 2012 and continuing large their business. In 2013 they purchase one bigha land for grass production and meet up the demand of cattle feed. At present Alta Khatun and her husband is the owner of 5 bigha land and there are 30 no. of cattle in their beef fattening shade for sell. Alta Khatun says, now they have the capacity to sale out 4/5 no.of beef every months due to 4 months duration beef fattening program. She also says that they can get profit Tk(8000-10000)/ Cattle out of expenditure.
Alta Khatun is continuing her vegetable production with parallel beef fattening project. Now the home of Alta Khatun is treated as a model Integrated Agricultural farm. Already Alta Khatun and her husband handover their two daughters in potential son in law and their only son are studying in Pabna Politechnical Institute. Now a days Md. Rojab Ali is not a day laborer and he always busy with their beef fattening farm. They are now the owner of asset (30-40) lac Tk 3 Tin shed house and they have a plan to make brick made building this year, Alta khatun this year have taken only 80000/- Tk. credit support from ASKS this is very little amount for her.
So any one can easily see, Alta Khatun is the name of model or Alta Khatun is the outstanding of example of livelihood development with the help of NGO-Anannyo Samaj Kallyan Sangostha no doubt.