‘We are goat people – we’ve always had goats, long as I can remember. My son was volunteering with ACF and learned a lot of new things about the goat business so he could support others in the community. He would come home and tell me all about it, so while I started out with 25 goats, I built up the herd to 50 in just 12months by giving timely vaccination and deworming them.
We would keep the females and sell the males – earning good money which let my boys get proper jobs in town. I also built a pucca house (brick and cement). I would spend the whole day out in the desert roaming with the goats and looking after them. It was a good life, but now age is catching up with me, and so I’ve scaled my operation down. Now, I just keep 3-4 goats for pocket money and good company!” - Bali Devi, Marwar Mundwa, Rajasthan