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Families Impacted

FAMILIES HAVE MOVED TO A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE

Earning Per Palm

FARMERS ARE EARNING A FIXED MONTHLY INCOME

real stories of transformation

Here are some amazing stories of a few of those thousands of farmers who  invested in Deejay hybrid coconut palms and so financially secured their lives.

Sundaramoorthy, Thiruppur, Tamil Nadu

Sundaramoorthy worked as an electrician, earning approximately Rs.5000 per month, he initially planted and nurtured 20 Deejay hybrid coconut palms in land owned by his joint family. Today, he has added more trees and earns around Rs.35,000 per month. Through this income, he was able to educate his daughter and get her wed to an educated man abroad. His status in his village has changed to a well-respected farmer, he now drives a car, and his farm is a model for other local farmers.

Mukaddapaty, Dharapuram, Tamil Nadu

Mukaddapaty was a small time trader in his village, struggling to make ends meet. He started with a few hundred Deejay hybrid coconut palms on his joint family owned land and today he owns around 5,000 trees. His earnings have grown to approximately Rs.10 lacs per month, Mukaddapaty has educated both his sons abroad at some of the most reputed Universities. He has moved into the millionaires club and owns a house worth crores. He attributes 80% of his success and wealth to his Deejay hybrid coconut plantation business.

T.V.Ashokan, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu

T.V. Ashokan earned Rs.6000 per month by renting out his farm tractor to other farmers in his village. He planted 20 Deejay hybrid coconut palms and they changed his life. Today T.V. Ashokan earns around Rs.35000 per month and is a well respected individual in his village. He was also able to educate his children in English medium schools. They have studied engineering and now work in reputed software firms. T.V. Ashokan now leads a comfortable life, and drives his own car.

SUNDARBANS

WORLD’S LARGEST MANGROVE FOREST

PLANTED PALMS SUCCESSFULLY

TRANSFORMING ‘TIGER WIDOWS’

“A few years ago, the horrendous story reached my ears, of men being carried off regularly by tigers in the Sunderbans, creating hundreds of what is commonly and locally called  “tiger-widows”.   There are over 600 of them in W Bengal!  And their numbers are added to by the “crocodile widows” who live the same catastrophic and terrifying experience.  I put myself in the place of those villagers, and the sheer thought of being stalked by a tiger, made my blood run cold….I was almost frozen by terror!    You would too!   What could I do as a coconut breeder, far away from the Sunderbans?

 

I contacted a friend and shortly a thought and a small gesture became a reality.

DAVID LOBO