A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy more fish to compensate for recent damage from a lean harvest.


Ban Xom Group's story

Mrs. On is a Thai woman of 51 years. She is now living in a three-generation home with her husband, her son and his wife, her daughter, and her 1-year-old granddaughter.

Farming is the main business activity which generates income for her family. To have enough money to cover living expenses, she has diversified her production. Thus, besides cultivating rice, she plants vegetables, and breeds pigs, cattle and fish. Despite On's effort to earn money, her son had to drop out of school at grade 10 and her daughter is illiterate. This is her first loan with the Anh Chi Em Program, and she wants to use her portion of the money to buy more fish to compensate for recent damage from a lean harvest.

She hopes that her grandchild will have a more abundant life and will go to college and have a good job with a high salary; then their life will be improved.

Mrs. On is the team leader of Ban Xom Group, which consists of 10 Thai women. In the picture, she's holding a herbaceous branch.

In this group: No, Nhoi, Tuoi, Dung*, Hong*, On, Thuong, La, Quyet, Thien
*not pictured



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