With the aim to generate sustainable income, Tlangnunthang was one of 1144 beneficiaries who rubber received saplings. "I received 200 saplings. World Vision also facilitated training on managing the plantation. I was taught how to plant the saplings, how deep to dig before planting, and what is the ideal distance between plants, and other processes regarding rubber cultivation," says 38-year-old Tlangnunthang. World Vision helped the community buy a rubber pressing machine, helping them navigate their relationship with the local rubber board and financing the expensive machine.
For Tlangnunthang, the rubber plantation broke the uncertainty of earning an income, as it gives him a sustainable source of income and a means of providing a better life for his three children.
By Annila Harris