A loan of $5,150 helped to help 30 villagers buy quality crop inputs and diesel to power a tractor.

Htan To Village's story

Located in Central Myanmar’s Yasagyo township, this community currently has 30 village customers, including 5 CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. This village is located in Myanmar's dry zone, where insufficient rainfall is very common. Most villagers are Buddhist and struggle finding access to affordable credit, as the state-owned agricultural bank is not active in the area.

A new loan would enable borrowers to buy quality chickpeas, sesame, pigeon peas, and millet seeds. It would also cover the $10 per day in diesel fees that villagers must pay when hiring a tractor. Villagers must lease tractors during planting and harvesting seasons because many of the young people that they would hire as laborers have migrated to the cities in search of employment. To supplement farming incomes, some villagers weave fabrics and work as masons.

Pictured above are the committee members from the Htan Toe Village CBO: U Sein, U Htay, U Aung, U Htay and Daw Ohn. Included in the photo (middle) is 58- year-old U Sein, the father of five children. He purchased chickpea and pigeon pea seeds with his past loan and hopes to buy additional seeds with his new loan.

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