A loan of $11,025 helped to help 54 villagers buy fertilizer, compost, and topsoil to improve soil conditions.


Hpa Lan Pin Village's story

Located in Central Myanmar’s Magway township, this community currently has 29 village customers, including 5 CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. There are now three water basins which are still in need of repair that supply water for the entire village. Especially in the hot summer, the whole village suffers from a lack of reliable water supply. Additionally, the village does not have a health clinic, so villagers need to travel to neighboring towns for medical attention.

The new loan will enable this community to purchase fertilizer, compost, and topsoil to improve soil conditions and increase the production and quality of crops. Farmers mainly cultivate sesame, groundnuts, millet and pigeon pea. With extra income from crop sales, they usually buy goats to raise at home. Some people want to increase their incomes by opening a small grocery store in the village, working on construction sites, or tapping toddy-palm trees for sugar. Additionally, the CBO committee members are planning to purchase a small truck for the village's common use in order to solve transportation problems in getting harvested crops to markets.

Pictured above are the committee members from the CBO village: U Khin, Daw Win, U Win, U Myo, and U Aung. Included in the photo (third from the right) is U Win, who is 38 years old and married. His main income is farming, but he also works as a broker in off seasons. He has five family members, and three of them are still students. Two students are attending middle school in the village. He used his past loan for farming inputs and will use his next loan to buy pigs.



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