A loan of $1,525 helped a member to buy one more buffalo.


He Muong 1 Group's story

Thuong is a Thai woman, who was elected by six other Thai members to be the team leader of He Muong 1 Group. She lives with her husband, along with her parents-in-law and her two school-aged children in a small Thai traditional house. Her parents-in-law are old and weak, so Thuong and her husband are the breadwinners and they are attempting to earn more to cover all living expenses, and also the tuition fees for their children.

Agriculture production is their main source of income, and they continuously diversify their activities, such as cultivating rice, maize, vegetables, raising pigs, chickens, ducks and buffaloes. They also have to work for a local construction employer to earn a higher income for a more abundant life. This is Thuong's third loan in the Anh Chi Em program. She said that she has benefited a lot from the loans and the interesting training lessons of Anh Chi Em. This time, Thuong will use the loan to buy one more buffalo to expand her farming. She hopes to learn more in the next training sessions, especially about farming and breeding techniques, and knowledge about personal financial management.

Thuong dreams that her two children will study in a famous university and have a good job with a better life than her in the future. In the picture, Thuong is standing first from the right.

In this group: Thuong, Thim, Ua, Ang, Chien, Cuong, Xoan*
*not pictured



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