Eight years ago, Salma and her husband, Ali, didn’t have enough money to feed their children and still put a little aside as savings. In fact, they were frequently hungry.
Salma’s two cows make a big difference.
Salma sells milk from the cows and raises a few other animals as well. Within a couple of years she has saved enough to buy a small plot of farmland where the family grows rice. Now they always have enough to eat and each of her children is enrolled in school. "I hope my son will pass [master’s degree coursework]…so that we can live better in the future," Salma says.
Salma is now thinking about running for a seat on her village council because she wants to help people in her community who are still struggling with hunger.