A loan of $6,075 helped to help 31 villagers raise and sell livestock, such as pigs.

Shwe Su Village's story

Located in Central Myanmar’s Yin Mar Pin township, this community currently has 31 village customers, including 9 CBO (Community Based Organization) committee members who help to lead the loan program in the area. Currently, this community is having difficulties with drought. Mostly, they have to rely on rain water for their animals and home. Water supply from the well is not enough for the entire village. This year, due to the weather inconsistency, villagers' yields of popular crops such as sesame and green gram are lower than expected.

This new loan would enable this community to invest in raising and selling livestock, such as pigs. Villagers prefer to raise pigs and sell them back for profit. One small pig is about $50 and can be sold back at $120 after raising it for about one year. This profit would help them buy farming inputs, such as seeds or fertilizer, or support family expenses, such as health emergencies and school fees. Livestock is their second source of income after farming for these villagers and is less reliant on weather. For additional income, villagers will operate small grocery stores and send their children to the cities to work in ports.

Pictured above are the committee members from the village CBO: U San, U Kyaw, U Aung (leader), U Win , U Zaw , U Chit, U Hla, U Kyaw Kyar, and U Khin. Included in the photo is U Aung (third from the left), the 61-year-old father of one child. His main business is cultivating paddy, millet and sunflowers. As his son is a university student, he has to support his educational expenses. This new loan would help him to purchase two small pigs to raise and sell back for profit. He will use some parts of the loan to buy high quality seeds.

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