The phase 4 empowerment program between PARCIC and Bina Swadaya in the field of animal husbandry and agriculture was able to change the life of Rosmiati (47) who used to only sell yellow rice at the refugee site.
As a survivor of the earthquake that hit Namo Village, Kulawi District, Sigi Regency, Central Sulawesi in September 2018, Rosmiati tried to sell yellow rice from rice, canned fish, and noodles obtained from aid at the evacuation site. From the proceeds of these sales, he was able to earn Rp 70,000 to Rp 100,000 per day.
After 3 months in the refugee camp, Rosmiati decided to return home and enroll in phase 4 of PARCIC and Bina Swadaya. Through the help of animal husbandry and agriculture, he admitted that he was grateful for the help of native chickens.
“With the help of livestock, I can run 2 businesses at once (trade and livestock)”, he said.
Now, her busy life is starting to increase, Rosmiati in the morning divides her time by taking care of chickens first, and after that can sell. Interestingly, the chicken given to Rosmiati has started laying eggs.
“There are already chickens hatching chicks with 7 chicks,” said Rosmiati.
He revealed that he learned a lot of knowledge from Mr. Eko as a field assistant staff from Bina Swadaya.
Rosimiati admitted, she maintained her livestock products again and nothing was consumed or sold because she wanted to be reproduced first.
He also hopes that the assistance that has been given can be put to good use and can sell his chickens when his farm has grown.