July 8, 2022
Fresh from college and starting a new life with her husband, Kamana worked tirelessly as a homemaker and later as a stay-at-home mother when her first child was born in 2015. But options were limited for organic fruits and vegetables in her community. She was often left purchasing produce from across the border for her family. Until Kamana quite literally took matters into her own hands and started her kitchen garden project.
An immediate success, Kamana’s Garden went from a small 2.5-acre start-up to a 10.72-acre fully functioning farm in 2018. Today, she employs six local graduates and provides organic produce to local markets. But she’s not finished in the least. She plans to mechanize her farm and build larger sheds to produce vegetables during the lean seasons.
Kamana’s incredible work has provided her community with a regular supply of fresh vegetables and sustained employment for local graduates. You can support Kamana’s farm by donating via the link below.
This project is supported by the Bhutan Foundation in partnership with USAID and the Loden Foundation. The grant was awarded as part of a program to enhance local produce production and supplement food shortages during the pandemic.