Gajanand takes care of cattle outside his home in Athner village, Betul district.

Building livelihoods through organic farming

Country: India
Category: Building livelihoods

Many people with disabilities and their families in India struggle to earn a living, one key reason for this is that they are excluded from education and training opportunities.

This life-changing programme trains people with disabilities or their family members in organic farming techniques, which are much cheaper to implement than other methods as they do not require the farmer to buy expensive chemicals. In total, around 7,000 people will be trained across around 500 villages in some of the world’s poorest communities. This exciting work will enable them to earn money to support their families for many years to come.

Transforming lives

Pooja from India has learning difficulties. His father is being trained in organic farming.


“Now I don’t have to worry about owing money. I am free from debt, and I can save some money to pay for Pooja’s medicine and appointments.”

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Rajesh was paralyzed from birth and is now is an organic farmer.


“I have always tried to help with the farming, but my abilities were not recognised in the family, or in the wider community… Now I have respect from them. They see me as a person, a successful person.”

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