Age doesnt matterHares Ali, age 78 was a poor day laborer and his wife Jaygun Begum, age 65 (a group member of Golap SHG, Joari karigor para) is living in Joari village under Natore district of Bangladesh. He is a poor van puller and has very polite personality. He loves his wife very much and the values of his life are indescribable. He is full of enthusiasm and made an example for other projects male member of Heifer Joari groups since his wife joining in the project in 2009. He always shows his positive attitude and gave support to her wife Joygun to involve the group activity. By pulling van at the age of 78 he regularly gave money to his wife for depositing group savings. When all are demanding cows he and his wife expressed their demand for goats & chickens. He has the satisfaction by receiving 10 chickens, 1 chicken cage and 2 goats from the project as a gift. He always provided support to his wife to manage fodder grass for their goats, regularly bought chickens food and other nutritious food for their cattle. Made well sheds for the goats and time to time provided vaccines and de worming medicines for their goats and chickens. He has no objection in receiving training for his wife more ever he always has positive thinking in receiving training.

He received 2 trainings from the project (cornerstones and Gender). He participated all training on time and he is an ideal example personality that age doesn’t matter for learning. After receiving kitchen Gardening training of group members, among the 100 OG members he and his wife made a small kitchen garden within short time. His passing on Gift timing is another golden example for all the project participants. Initially he was shocked when 1 goat with 2 kids died by PPR disease but he recovered that risk when the project managed another goat from the insurance fund. After depositing pass on fund he also bought cows and gives TK 10,000 to his son to take a land lease. Moreover, he also kept 1 goat with 2 kids in his house. He said “Cornerstones values are the key source for this struggle and happiness where age doesn’t matter for learning”.

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