A loan of $3,650 helped a member to buy small fish.

Noong Luong 10 Group's story

Mrs. Panh is a 48-year-old Thai woman living with her other six family members in a small old Thai traditional house. Her family members include her husband, her mother-in-law, a son and his wife, a daughter and a grandchild. Her grandchild is in grade 5 while her daughter is studying in college. Her husband works for local construction employers and her son and his wife work at agricultural production with her to provide for the whole family. Their main activities are cultivating paddy rice fields, breeding fish, pigs, chickens, musk ducks and planting vegetables for the family's use.

Panh has always wanted to develop and expand her business to cover living expenses for her family better, but she didn't know how, because she had neither much capital nor understanding about new techniques for efficient farming. This situation changed since the day she met Anh Chi Em Program and took out the first loan from here. Indeed, Panh used the loans to buy piglets, and with some training sessions, she gained much profit from raising pigs and selling them. This is the fourth time she has had a loan in the program and she intends to buy small fish because the fish she raised caught a disease and they all died. She hopes that with the guidance of an agricultural worker in Anh Chi Em, these situations will never occur again.

Panh dreams her son will find a better job, her daughter will be successful in her career after graduation, and she will have enough money to build a new house for her family because the current house is too old and small for her big family. In the picture, Panh is standing first from the right.

In this group: Thuy, Phung, Hinh, Xien, Thanh, Thien, Thong, Hung, Hong, Panh, Dung, Hinh, Anh*, San*, Nhung*
*not pictured

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