Just three years ago Lima Khatun was the face of extreme poverty in her Bishnupur village Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga. She and her day labour husband Monwar Hossain were struggling to earn two meals a day for their five-member family.
In the past few months Lima pulled her family out of poverty and started earning a decent income thanks to rearing Black Bengal goat.
The internationally-famed Black Bengal goat, known as the poor man’s cow, has been playing an important role in alleviation of poverty in Chuadanga district.
Every other house of this rural locality now has small and large farms of Black Bengal species of goat.
Bangladesh's local breed Black Bengal goat is recognized as the best in the world in terms of quality, according to a 2015 assessment by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Black Bengal goats have a world-wide reputation as a source of quality leather, delicious meat and nutritious milk.