Total loan: $4,900

Sin Ku Village Group 2

Dedaye, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

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A loan helped to help villagers buy ducks and high-quality feed.

Sin Ku Village Group 2's story

Sin Ku Village is located in Myanmar's Ayeyarwaddy Delta region, and five residents who are in a CBO (community-based organization) oversee a group of 25 village customers. This loan will help some group members buy both ducks and ducklings that they will use to increase their income by selling their eggs. The remaining group members will use their funds to buy high-quality feed (which costs $20 to feed 100 ducks for five days). Sin Ku village is an agricultural community where many people are farmers who grow rice and plant seasonal vegetables and fruits such as bananas and coconuts. Those without arable land grow livestock, including ducks and chickens. Some also raise pigs as a way to set aside some savings. The picture above shows four CBO members, U Tin, U Ngwe, Daw Nwe and Daw Moe. U Tin (second from the left) is 62 years old and owns a two-acre farm. He is married with two daughters. In addition to planting seasonal fruits on his land, U Tin raises ducks and pigs. His wife takes care of the ducks, and they also run a small grocery store out of their house. U Tin is excited to receive Proximity's loan because it will help him buy high-quality duck feed, which will allow him to increase his income by selling more and higher-quality duck eggs as well as well-nourished ducks.