Total loan: $3,900

Tha Pyae Kan Village Group

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Pyapon, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

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A loan helped To help Tha Pyae Kan Village Group purchase high-quality feed for both ducks and ducklings.

Tha Pyae Kan Village Group's story

This Tha Pyae Kan Village community is located in Myanmar Ayeyarwaddy Delta region. The group is composed of five CBO (Community Based Organization) members overseeing 20 village customers. This loan will help group members purchase ducks and high-quality feed (costing $28 for six days feeding 100 ducks). These uses will boost villagers' income from selling more duck eggs. Hmaw Bi village has a population of over 440. Besides duck raising, those villagers with arable land cultivate rice and plant seasonal vegetables and fruits such as bananas and coconuts. Villagers also raise pigs for additional income. Some households have a small grocery or dry food store that they operate out of their houses. Pictured above are the CBO members from Tha Pyae Kan Village Group named Daw Tin, U Aung, U Win, U Myo and Daw Thandar. Included in the picture, Daw Tin (first from right) is 45 years old and married with nine children. Her husband runs their farm and sometimes goes fishing, selling his catch in the town market. Daw Tin takes care of the ducks and plants seasonal foods. Daw Tin will use Proximity loan to purchase high-quality feed for ducks that will boost income of Daw Tin's family. Daw Tin plans to use part of the additional income to reinvest into their duck business and part for discretionary spending such as her children's education.