A loan of $975 helped to buy a couple of water buffalo.


Pen's story

Mr. Pen N. is a 56-year-old married man. To earn a living, he sells firewood around his community, which he collects from the forest by attaching a cart to his two cows. His wife also earns income for the family by raising and selling pigs and crops. The couple now have six children, three of whom are married, and three of whom are still single. To help be responsible for the family, four of the children are employed in various jobs.

In the past, Pen N. hired villagers’ animals to help pick up his firewood. He hopes to eliminate this expense, and to that end is applying for a loan in order to buy a couple of water buffalo that he will use to pick up his firewood. (Pen N. was busy at a business activity when this photo was taken, so his wife is pictured instead.)



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