Total loan: $6,200

Ah Kei Gyi Te Tan Village

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Dedaye, Ayeyarwady, Myanmar (Burma) / Agriculture

Ah Kei Gyi Te Tan Village's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy petrol, rent farming equipment, and for fertilizer and transportation costs.

Ah Kei Gyi Te Tan Village's story

Pictured above are the CBO members from Te Tan group, named (from right to left) Myint, Thein, Than, Hla and Maung. The featured borrower, Myint, has a 19-acre farm in the Delta region of Myanmar, and like many farmers in this area, savings are low before harvest season. The loan will help him purchase the necessary farming resources he needs before harvest. Myint is part of a family that has farmed for generations, and has been farming for over 40 years. Farming is in his blood, and he is proud to be a rice farmer. The community views farmers as contributing greatly to society because rice is consumed by everyone on a daily basis. Myint is 60 years old, married, and supports a family of six (four children), the youngest of whom is in 10th grade. Part of the family’s income goes towards funding the childrens’ education. Tin and his family hope to eventually be able to save enough money to buy farming equipment. From the profits from his paddy fields, he could send his daughter to Yangon University for further study.

The CBO leaders oversee a group of 32 borrowers in their village. The fund will help the group purchase farming essentials before harvest time. Ah Kei Gyi Te Tan Village’s main focus is crop farming, as well as other seasonal foods. They also raise livestock such as duck farming, raising pigs and plantations such as palm trees, and banana trees.