Karuna starts mushroom cultivation
Long term sustainability started when we realized that resources are not easy to come by. Covid 19 was also a wake up call for us to understand the challenges that lie ahead. In 2020 we have undertaken our exercise to start a small mushroom unit on a trial basis to learn from it, and to see the prospects of growing oyster mushrooms with long term prospects of raising income to provide a stable home for our disabled family of Karuna as well as for the foster girls who live with their foster parent.
While the project is not without challenges such as the influx of insects, rodents and snakes, it just means we need more focus and understanding on how to improve what we are doing, how to create a better and safer structure for this cultivation, and finally, developing a marketing channel for its sales and thereby, the income for our sustaining our life care centre.
These are baby steps, but important ones as we look at the future – we are committed to provide a life of joy, happiness and love to our family of Karuna who are impacted by disabilities for life but still have the need and right to a full life as best as possible. With extremely limited resources from all quarters in our country for disability care, we have to continue to do the best we can with our resources, ensuring we use them wisely.