Total loan: $9,250

Htan Pin Chaung Village

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Pakokku, Magway Region, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

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A loan helped to help 45 villagers pay day laborers who will help with planting and harvesting.

Htan Pin Chaung Village's story

Located in Central Myanmar’s Yasagyo township, this community currently has 45 village customers, including 9 CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. The village is suffering to get clean water because of the drought in the dry zone area. Also, many villagers have to cross the stream in order to reach their farms because they cannot afford to build a bridge. The new loan will mainly help villagers pay the wages of daily laborers who will help the farmers during the busy planting and harvesting seasons. As many young people are migrating to the cities and neighboring countries, such as Thailand, to be traders, there are not enough people for farming. Farmers usually have to pay day laborers a $3 daily wage and contribute as necessary to room and board. In addition to labor fees, farmers must purchase compost and fertilizer to enrich their crops, such as beans and chickpeas. Pictured above are the committee members from the Hta Pin Chaung Village CBO: U Thaung, U Ko, Daw Myint, Daw Htay, Daw Yin, Daw Yee, Daw Tin, U Myint and U Kyi. Included in the photo (third from the left) is 46-year-old U Thaung, who has six family members. His two sons are now working as construction workers in Korea.