Sanu

She is growing vegetables to pay for her grandchildren’s education.

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal two years ago, Sanu’s future was unclear. The widow makes a living as a farmer. Her crops were destroyed.

Today, she smiles as she gives visitors from GlobalGiving a tour of her thriving garden in Bhaktapur on the edge of Kathmandu Valley. Her garden is filled with corn, tomatoes, and other lucrative vegetables.

Sanu received an assortment of vegetable seeds from a GlobalGiving partner, Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation (WAND).

The corn in her backyard now towers above her head.

“I am happy now,” she told GlobalGiving.

Sanu said her family makes about $10–15 a day from farming—enough to send her grandchildren to a private school.

Learn more about Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development Foundation.


This is a story from GlobalGiving’s “Voices from the Crowd” series.