This community is located in Kyar Ga Yat Village, Myanmar Ayeyarwaddy Delta region and consists of 21 village customers overseen by five CBO (Community Based Organisation) members. This loan will help some group members to purchase high-quality feed (costing $30 a week for 100 ducks). This will help group members raise their income from selling more duck eggs. Other members will use the funds to purchase both ducks and ducklings, also boosting income.
In addition to ducks, many villagers from Kyar Ga Yat Village are farmers, planting rice and seasonal vegetables and fruits. Many Kyar Ga Yat villagers also raise pigs, chickens, and water buffalo. Pigs are mainly a source of savings, water buffalo are used to cultivate the land, while chickens are used for income generation, similar to ducks.
Pictured above are the CBO members from Kyar Ga Yat Village, known as U Khin, U Than, Daw Yee, Daw Win and U Thant. U Khin (first from left) is 44 years old and married. He and his wife raise 150 ducks and farm their small crop farm. They have five children, four in school. The eldest child helps on the farm. Proximity’s loan will help U Khin purchase high-quality feed that will boost his income by lowering mortality rate, increasing production of duck eggs, and increasing the selling price of full-grown duck.
This income boost will be put to many uses, one being helping to pay for his children’s education.