Total loan: $12,825

Kan Aye Village

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Myingyan, Mandalay Region, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

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A loan helped to help 70 villagers purchase high quality inputs to boost sesame and peanut yields.

Kan Aye Village's story

Located in Kan Aye Village in Central Myanmar’s Taung Thar township, this community currently has 70 village customers. Five of them are CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members helping to lead the loan program. The area has limited rainfall and only specific crops, such as sesame and beans, can be grown in this region. With a new loan, village members are planning to buy inputs, such as seeds, insecticides, and fertilizer, for their farms. Access to these quality inputs will boost crop yields and, therefore, farming income. To supplement crop sales, some people in this community also grow limonia trees (which are sold to cosmetic companies) and roll cigars at home. Pictured above are U Soe, U Myint, U Min, U San and U Kyaw. They are the committee members from the Kan Aye Village CBO. Included in this photo is U San, who is 34 years old and lives with his wife and three children. He invested his previous loan in the production of sesame and peanuts, but his yields were not as high as he expected due to drought. Therefore, he will invest his new loan in cultivating limonia trees.