Total loan: $13,825
Nat Ywar Village
Magway, Magway Region, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture
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A loan helped to purchase fertilizer and compost to improve sandy soil conditions.
Nat Ywar Village's story
Located in Central Myanmar’s Myothit township, this community currently has 68 village customers, including three CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. The area is mainly covered with sand soil. Thus, farmers have to rely on expensive fertilizers and compost in order to get high quality crops. Fortunately, the weather is also fine for this year and thus farmers only have to provide enough nutrients and manure for crop production. As most of them are Buddhists, the village must save for regular cultural ceremonies, such as offering provisions to monks. The new loan will help borrowers purchase fertilizer and compost to improve the farms' soil conditions. As livestock is their secondary income source, villagers raise cows, goats, pigs and chickens at their homes. For next season, the new loan would be invested to buy farming inputs and high-quality seeds such as groundnuts and mung beans. Pictured above are the committee members from the Nat Ywar Village CBO: U Hla, U Kyaw, and Daw Aye. Included in the photo (farthest to the right) is U Hla, a 38-year-old father of two daughters. His children are studying at the primary school in the village. He will use his new loan to buy groundnut and green gram seeds and fertilizer for next season.