Total loan: $12,700
Tei Pin San Village
Magway, Magway Region, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture
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A loan helped to help 63 villagers buy high quality farming inputs.
Tei Pin San Village's story
Located in Central Myanmar’s Magway township, this community currently has 29 village customers, including six CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. This community of farming households cultivates sesame, groundnuts, millet and pigeon pea. As most villagers are Buddhist, they must routinely contribute to monasteries and save money for community ceremonies. The new loan will be very helpful for village clients to hire labor and purchase farming inputs such as various seeds and fertilizer. As higher quality inputs drive higher yields in future seasons, clients hope to use increased revenues to make larger investments, such as a tractor. Without a tractor, farmers have to rely on using bulls or renting equipment from neighboring villages at very high rates. Pictured above are the committee members from the Tei Pin San village CBO: U Aung, U Khin, U Aye, Daw War, Daw Ei, U Pyay, and U Kan. Included in the photo (second from the left) is U Khin, who is 35 years old and the father of three children. Not only does he farm, but he also works on a construction site. He has to support his childrens' education expenses because they are students. He purchased farming inputs such as fertilizers and seeds with his past loan. For this season, he still has to invest in buying new seeds such as sesame and groundnuts, fertilizer, and topsoil.