V for Voicemail Farmers #AtoZChallenge
In a distant village in South India, technology is changing lives. What may appear simple to you and me, has become an idea generator for the women of this small village in Tamil Nadu. A mobile connection and voicemail service have helped the women of Theni to set up their own company.
Known as voicemail farmers, these women from Theni are not educated to know much about the techniques of goat rearing but that hasn’t stopped them from progressing. Taking advice from experts over voice mails, these women are mastering the art of rearing goats in a scientific manner.
Early this year, around 1200 women goat farmers started their own company. The capital was 1000 INR contributed by each woman and Theni District Goat Farmers Producer Company Limited was founded. The company will procure medicines and fodder for goats and sell matured goats for good prices without any interference from the middlemen. The profit earned will be shared as dividend amongst the team.
This is the power of teamwork and leveraging technology to make lives better. This is not just an inspiring story for me. It tells me that even when things are not ideal or per the rule book, they can be molded into something better. Will is what is needed to do something impactful. Everything else falls into place by itself.
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