Imagine walking in the shoes of a mother who has less than $2 a day to provide food and water, basic shelter, health care and education for her family.
Kallani Rani once walked in those shoes. She lives with her family of five in a remote village in Bangladesh. They had no food, clothing or steady source of income. They owned a cow, but it barely produced milk. Kallani and her family were trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty — one she feared would last for generations to come.
One day, Kallani heard about a CARE project that focused on improving dairy production and decided to enroll. Equipped with her training, Kallani went door to door to sell nutritious dairy feed to her neighbors and educate them on how to best care for their livestock.
Kallani’s cow also started to produce more milk than her family could use, so she and her husband started a milk canteen center in their local market. By selling milk, they not only earned extra income, but also offered an additional source of nutrition to children in their village. With a little help from CARE, Kallani was able to turn her ingenuity and determination into a thriving business. Her success has transformed not only her life, but the lives of her family and neighbors.
Kallani’s story illustrates the difference your support can make in the life of one woman and her family. Please help bring more stories like this one to life for other poor families around the world.
Together, we can help women and girls go to school, survive pregnancy and childbirth, earn a living, support their families and lift up entire communities!
Donate now to help empower women like Kallani to escape poverty and dramatically improve their lives for generations to come.
Thank you for your compassion and all that you do to fight poverty with CARE.
Helene D. Gayle, MD, MPH
President and CEO, CARE