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Success Story of a house wife-as a friend of coconut
Smt.Sudha.M,V.S.Bhavan ,Mylamoodu, Aruvikara.P.O,.Nedumangad (Ph-8547631051) was a house wife who was struggling to make her both ends meet. Somebody from her locality directed her to Mitraniketan Krishi Vigyan Kendra to attend a training on Mushroom Cultivation for 2 days. It was at that time she came to know about the Friends of Coconut Tree training programme being organized by KVK with the assistance of Coconut Development Board and that women are also being admitted for the training.
She registered her name for training programme. She attended the Friends of Coconut Tree training programme during December 2013 . The comprehensive module of the FOCT programme integrates theory sessions on various aspects of coconut cultivation, practical sessions on operation of coconut climbing device, plant protection measures, preparation of bio pesticides, value added coconut products etc along with short sessions on leadership qualities, communication skills and team building raised her level of confidence. She was motivated enough to take this up as an income generation activity
Since her husband is a fruit seller, she thought of venturing into the sale of tender coconut which she harvests from the coconut trees of nearby locality on contract basis using the coconut climbing device donated by CDB on the completion of the training programme She earned a profit of Rs.5/nut and her average income was between Rs.200-300/ day.
KVK organized a review meet of the ex trainees of Friends of coconut tree on 5th June 2014 and 70 trainees from Thiruvananthapuram district participated in the meeting. Several of the participants voiced the constraints being faced by them in the meeting . During the ex trainees meet, Sudha explained the problems being faced by her due to the lack of a proper marketing centre for attracting customers and to secure her produce. . KVK send a detailed report of the extrainees meet to CDB in which the constraints faced by the participants were given emphasis. Coconut Development Board made immediate intervention and granted 50% financial assistance to Smt. Sudha to set up a marketing centre. She could start an Elaneer parlour at Vazhayila junction on the peripherals of Trivandrum city.
Sudha who just wanted to earn a living was moulded into a successful enterprenuer and she owes her success to Mitraniketan KVK and Coconut Development Board..Her success story was published in a leading Malayalam Weekly ‘Manorama’ which is enclosed herewith.
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