Vermin project

Vermin compost: a sustainable, climate smart technique creating opportunities for increased household income in south west Bangladesh

Kajol Rani lives with her husband Ashok Kumar, Akash, her seven year old son and mother-in-law in a village in Shyamnagar, a remote sub district in south west Bangladesh. Being a day laborer, Ashok Kumar, finds it difficult to find regular work and earn enough to support the household. Kajol, therefore, struggles to maintain family expenses including her child’s tuition fees and the family live hand to mouth. Though she wants to do something for the family, there are limited opportunities for income generation, particularly for women in south west Bangladesh. Also, prevalent cultural norms inhibit women’s participation in paid work.