Total loan: $2,800

Taung Kone (A, B) Village Group

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Kungyangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

Taung Kone (A, B) Village Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to purchase more ducklings, duck feed and vitamins.

Taung Kone (A, B) Village Group's story

Included in the picture are Thaung, San, Yu, Hnin and San L from Taung Kone (A,B) Village Group of Kun Yangone township. Taung Kone (A,B) village group has 17 loan customers out of 846 households. As this region is in the delta area of Myanmar, people mostly focus on fishery businesses, agriculture, animal husbandry (specifically with ducks and pigs) for their living and also some work as general workers in the nearby villages.

The man wearing a hat in the picture is Thaung who is 61 years old. He is the featured borrower who represents the other loan customers of the group. He is married and lives with his three beloved family members. In past years, duck raising, the business that has been running for generations, was the major source of business for Thaung’s family. However, as every day goes by, the household expenditures keep rising. In order to meet these needs, fishing and working as a general worker have become Thaung’s secondary income. His wife takes care of duck breeding in addition to her household chores.

This loan from Kiva will be be used to purchase more ducklings, duck feed and vitamins to increase duck production, thereby increasing their income enough to support their children's school fees as well as to expand their business.