Sunethra’s husband is ill so it falls to her alone to provide for her family. On their small plot of land Sunethra has planted pepper and flowers and tended them carefully. She showed me how she first plants the seed in a plastic tub, keeps it inside, watering it carefully until it sprouts and then she finds a shady spot where it can grow. Until now Sunethra hasn’t had the money to buy pots and had relied on villagers coming to her place to buy the flowers.
With the Mia Fratino loan Sunethra has bought pots and a new supply of seeds and is preparing to sell the flowers at market together with the peppercorns and other spices.